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    Why You Shouldn’t Re-Use Passwords: A Message from our Information Security Manager

    October 07, 2021 | Blog

    Security breaches and hacking attempts are far too common in today’s online world. How do you work to protect yourself from cybercrime?

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    Short-Circuiting the Scammer: Tips to Avoid Scams

    October 01, 2021 | Blog

    Scam artists constantly invent clever schemes designed to separate people from their hard-earned money or their private information.

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    Where to start when buying a home

    September 22, 2021 | Blog

    The housing market can be a whirlwind for many buyers! At Direct Financial, our Loan Officers are ready to assist you with the purchase of your new home whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a well-versed shopper.

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    How is your post-pandemic budget?

    September 13, 2021 | Blog

    Pandemic budget rules were unique, as people cut down on costs, like dining out and updating work wardrobes, but spent more on things like at-home entertainment. As you adjust to post-pandemic life, take some time to review and tweak your monthly budget.

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    What Is a Money Market Account?

    September 10, 2021 | Blog

    If you’re interested in building your savings while still having easy access to the funds, a money market account might be a good option for you. These accounts allow you to draw money out on an as-needed basis while what remains in the account earns you slightly higher interest than a regular savings account. Here are the basic things you need to know about money market savings accounts.

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    How Do Home Equity Loans Work?

    September 10, 2021 | Blog

    One of the major advantages of owning your own home is that you’re able to build equity that you can turn into cash. Here’s a brief guide to the basics of home equity and how you can use it to secure needed cash through home equity loans.

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    Why a Credit Union May Be the Best Option for an Auto Loan

    September 10, 2021 | Blog

    Getting ready to buy a new car? Before you head to a bank for an auto loan, it’s worth checking out your credit union options.

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    Six Reasons to Switch to eStatements

    September 10, 2021 | Blog

    Are you constantly dealing with a barrage of junk mail that clogs up your mailbox? Drowning in papers needing sifted through? Are you always afraid to throw out any paper from your financial institution, fearful that you’ll be throwing sensitive material into the trash and making it an easy steal for would-be scammers?

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    Make Your Life Easier with P2P Payment Options

    September 10, 2021 | Blog

    Sending money to friends and family is becoming a common necessity, whether you’re splitting the cost of a lunch tab, paying someone back for a shared birthday present, or even paying the babysitter. One of the fastest and easiest ways to do that is to send money digitally using peer-to-peer (or P2P) payments.

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    The Pros and Cons of a Credit Union vs. a Bank

    September 09, 2021 | Blog

    If you’re tired of fees and surcharges, you might be looking for a new bank—but have you considered a credit union instead? When considering the pros and cons of a credit union vs. a bank, many people agree that credit unions come out on top.

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