Financial Advice and Tips

Find informative articles on financial advice and tips. Discover what you should know in this section of our blog dedicated to improving your financial literacy and acumen.

Top Travel Destinations for Fall Foliage


Blog Fall foliage is the beautiful red, orange, and yellow leaves we see covering trees in the autumn months. These vibrant colors come about as the chlorophyll in the leaves breaks down due to the changes in daylight and temperature. It’s considered peak season for fall foliage when 50 to 75% of trees in an area have turned a shade of red, orange, or yellow. Peak fall foliage is truly a sight to see in many [...]

Top Travel Destinations for Fall Foliage2022-11-07T11:34:11+00:00

Back-to-School Shopping for All Ages


Blog Back-to-school shopping can be a very exciting time of year. It can also quickly become stressful, especially if you have kids in different grades. Different grades need different supplies, and the cost can really start to add up. To help ease the stress of back-to-school shopping, we have made a list of common supplies each grade needs, tips on how to shop for clothes, and advice for shopping on a budget. [...]

Back-to-School Shopping for All Ages2022-11-07T11:53:48+00:00

Top Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding


Blog You said “I do” to the love of your life and shared the exciting news with close friends and family. Now, the only thing standing between you and forever with your significant other is a wedding. Where do you start? How long does wedding planning take? If you're here because you're nervous, overwhelmed, and in need of answers, check out this list of tips for planning a wedding. Handy Tips for [...]

Top Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding2022-11-07T11:55:56+00:00

Mariner Finance’s Buy Now, Pay Later Point of Sale Financing – No Payment for 90 Days


Blog The point of sale can be a very exciting, but also stressful time for both a customer and dealer.  A consumer’s excitement can, at times, be over shadowed by the stress of wondering how to budget for the purchase. In this moment, dealers can offer a potential solution to customers with the help of Mariner Finance’s Buy Now, Pay Later point of sale financing.  Mariner Finance’s Buy Now, [...]

Mariner Finance’s Buy Now, Pay Later Point of Sale Financing – No Payment for 90 Days2022-11-07T13:18:36+00:00

What is the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and how may it help?


Blog The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was created to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. $25 billion in funds are being provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and Indian tribes (described as “eligible grantees”) to help fund this initiative.  If you were unable to pay your rent or utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on your location, there may be assistance [...]

What is the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and how may it help?2022-11-07T13:20:55+00:00

What is VantageScore®*?


Blog If you’re not familiar with credit scores or just want to know a little bit more about VantageScore®, this article is for you. What is VantageScore®? Created by a joint venture between the big three credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, VantageScore® is a credit scoring system developed in 2006. [1] Credit scores can help lenders evaluate credit reports by summarizing the credit risk into a three digit number and, when [...]

What is VantageScore®*?2022-11-09T10:44:21+00:00

Lost Wage Assistance Program


Blog The Lost Wage Assistance Program was created through an executive order to provide an additional payment ($300) on top of the weekly unemployment benefits for those who are eligible. Click below to find out the program details for your state: Alabama California Delaware Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Missouri Mississippi North Carolina New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington Wisconsin [...]

Lost Wage Assistance Program2022-11-16T12:53:20+00:00

Hard Inquiry vs. Soft Inquiry: How Credit Checks May Impact Your Report


Blog Credit inquiries are an unavoidable aspect of life in America. They are necessary when you apply for credit cards or loans. You might have to submit a credit application to move into a new apartment or home. The very mention of credit checks can make some people uncomfortable. However, they’re intimidating because there’s a lot of misinformation about them.  To know the difference between hard inquiries vs. soft inquiries, review this [...]

Hard Inquiry vs. Soft Inquiry: How Credit Checks May Impact Your Report2022-11-10T09:09:37+00:00

Your Comprehensive Guide on How to Build Credit


Blog While it is certainly possible to live in the United States without needing credit, the reality is that most people will need access to it at some point. Whether it’s renting an apartment or buying a new vehicle, credit is a big part of the American economy and knowing how to build and maintain credit is an important skill. Building credit is critical to receiving the best credit offers. With good [...]

Your Comprehensive Guide on How to Build Credit2022-11-10T09:18:43+00:00

3 Tips to Prevent Late Payments on Your Credit Report


Blog Late payments can happen to anyone, even the most diligent person. Life gets busy and you forget to set up your autopay on a new credit card. Maybe you had a financial hiccup and needed some extra time to make your car payment. Either way, while mostly avoidable, sometimes they’re out of necessity. Fortunately, you can avoid the one-off late payments and set yourself up for consistent on-time payments with the [...]

3 Tips to Prevent Late Payments on Your Credit Report2022-11-30T11:28:45+00:00
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