PERSONAL FINANCE

Learn how to manage your money

These articles offer helpful tips and tricks for managing your personal finances. Stop worrying. Start getting ahead.

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credit union vs bank

What is a cred­it union, and how do they dif­fer from banks? Cred­it unions are owned by their mem­bers. We always put our mem­bers first. Learn more about the SF Fire Cred­it Union mem­ber-first difference.

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fee free banking

Fees hap­pen, and they add up. While some fees are unavoid­able, there are some things you can do to avoid them. Learn how to start spend­ing less on com­mon bank­ing fees. 

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How to Shop Safely Online

It’s been a dif­fi­cult year, and the hol­i­day sea­son will be no dif­fer­ent. Online shop­ping is a con­ve­nient, easy alter­na­tive, whether you need gro­ceries or gifts. But there are still risks. 

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5 Simple Finance Tips for Millennials

If you’re a recent grad­u­ate or are just start­ing your career, you might feel a lit­tle uncer­tain when it comes to man­ag­ing your finances. Here’s 5 sim­ple things you can do to start build­ing a bright finan­cial future.

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How to Save Money by Automating Your Finances

These days, you can pay just about any bill with­out lift­ing a fin­ger. Set­ting up auto pay can save you time and mon­ey each month, and you’ll know that your pay­ments are always on time. 

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How to Jump Start Your Emergency Fund

Life hap­pens. An emer­gency fund is a good way to pre­pare for unex­pect­ed events by giv­ing you a finan­cial cush­ion to han­dle emer­gen­cies with­out going into debt.

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9 Ways to Master Your Money

Are you tired of mon­ey prob­lems run­ning your life? Don’t wor­ry, you’re not alone. Here are 9 ways to mas­ter your mon­ey. Stop wor­ry­ing. Start get­ting ahead. 

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5 Easy Ways to Cut Monthly Expenses

If you’ve noticed that your month­ly expens­es always seem to equal what you’re mak­ing each month, it might be time to make a change. Here are 5 easy ways to cut your month­ly expens­es and start sav­ing money. 

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Loans

10 Types of Loans

There are many dif­fer­ent types of loans for dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es. Each has its own terms, require­ments, and repay­ment struc­tures. Learn more about types of loans, what they can be used for, and which ones you should avoid. 

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Building Credit

5 Simple Ways to Build Credit

Any­one can build good cred­it, includ­ing you. It just takes a lit­tle time, patience, and good finan­cial habits. Here are 5 things you can do to build good credit.

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Money Trouble

Learn How to Prioritize Your Bills

If you’re expe­ri­enc­ing finan­cial hard­ship and are hav­ing trou­ble pay­ing all of your bills, it’s prob­a­bly time for some strate­gic plan­ning. Learn how to pri­or­i­tize your bills, set up pay­ment agree­ments, and oth­er resources.

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