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    Seven Steps You Can Take to Build Your Financial Literacy

    Starting your financial life and making the decisions that go with your independence can be intimidating. The issues can be complex, the consequences of your decisions can be profound, and it can be difficult to find someone to rely on. You can turn to your friends or your family for some help and guidance, but ultimately you must assume the responsibility for making and living with your financial decisions.

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    How to Make an April Personal Finance Calendar

    Managing your personal finances is an ongoing process that requires discipline. Most people are successful at making sure the bills get paid and often saving a little on a regular basis. However, managing your finances effectively is more than just handling the daily or monthly tasks. Here is a monthly calendar for April that can serve as a guide to addressing some of these other issues.

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    Five Ways to Spring-Clean Your Finances

    Your spring-cleaning to-do list doesn’t only have to be for your house. From your home to your wallet, take advantage of this season to freshen up multiple areas of your life. Consider these five strategies to help you tidy up your finances and cut down on unnecessary expenses.

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    How to Make a March Personal Finance Calendar

    Managing your personal finances is an ongoing process that requires discipline. Most people are successful at making sure the bills get paid and often saving a little on a regular basis. However, managing your finances effectively is more than just handling the daily or monthly tasks. Here is a monthly calendar for March that can serve as a guide to addressing some of these other issues.

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    Understanding and Preventing Credit Trigger Lead Marketing

    When any lender pulls your credit report, the credit bureau sells this information as a “Trigger Lead”. This sale of your information is legal, but you can stop it.

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  • Using Direct Deposit for Your Tax Refund

    We are proud members of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and we appreciate the helpful content and tips they continue to provide their members and the general public. This year, the ABA shared this graphic to help taxpayers learn more about the fastest and most secure method to receive their tax refund: direct deposit.

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