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Money-Saving Holiday Travel Tips

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According to the United States Department of Transportation, the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s travel periods are estimated to be the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. In fact, travel around Christmas/New Year’s (to and from a destination 50 miles or more away) is estimated to increase by 23% when compared to the rest […]

Holiday Party Tips

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Holiday Party Planning Tips Holiday parties can range from small, familiar gatherings, to all-out celebrations. Whether you are throwing a holiday party for your close friends or for your entire extended family, we gathered some holiday party tips to keep it as affordable and fun as possible. Let’s explore them below: Guest list While it’s […]

Cyber Monday: The Best Shopping Tips

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Black Friday is a great time to hit the stores and snag deals on items that typically break the bank, but as a shopper, you will have to fight through crowds of people who have the same wish list. Why do that when you can shop from the comfort of your home and snag great […]

Top Gifts for Guys

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Don’t know what to get your guy, brother, son, dad, etc. this holiday season? We wanted to know too, and sent out a survey to over 600 Mariner Finance employees to find out. Of the 612 individuals that took our survey, 203 of them were male and chose the following categories as their most popular […]

Private: Best Deals on TVs for Black Friday

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One of the best items to score savings on during the Black Friday sales are televisions. Lots of retailers are offering discounts on TVs that come from various manufacturers in a variety of sizes and resolutions…even curved ones! We know that people may be looking for specific models, so we rounded up a lot of […]

Private: Black Friday Deals on Apple Products

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Black Friday means incredible deals, especially in the electronics category. The retail-oriented holiday is so popular with shoppers that even brands that you typically can’t find on sale usually are, and in the electronics category, that brand is Apple. Apple, made popular for manufacturing the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, will be featured at unheard of […]

Private: Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Restaurant-Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes:  1 1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 8 small), quartered, skin left on 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces Directions:  Place potatoes in a large pot […]

How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

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Winter is coming! Is your car prepared? Winter is right around the corner, which means snow, ice storms, and black ice are on the way. These menacing winter conditions can be extremely hazardous while driving on the road. To help you stay safe while traveling this winter, we teamed up with Sina Auto Sales’s chief […]

How to Keep the Holidays Affordable

The holiday season is right here. We gathered tips to make your holiday season budget-friendly and fun. After doing some research, we quickly learned the best way to prep for this holiday season is to plan ahead, have a budget, and stick to it! Activities: Start your holiday off right by

Common Loan Application Terms Defined

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When applying for credit, it is very important that you understand the type of information that will be asked of you. By knowing common application terms and their meanings, you will be prepared with the proper information and have the knowledge and confidence to understand why this information is important. Our branch managers helped us […]