Discovery Youth Accounts are a great way for kids to manage money, earn dividends and get rewarded for good grades.
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Now that you have a family, your financial life has become more complex. Learn how to manage your family finances and keep your family unit and investments fiscally sound — from birth to retirement.
An economic recession can mean higher unemployment and less confidence in keeping or improving your current salary. However, for those that have prepared, a recession doesn't have to spell disaster. That's why we've gathered together some simple strategies to help get you through any downturn.
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When looking to borrow money, it’s important to understand your options. This guide to personal loans and lines of credit will help you make the best choice for your situation.
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If you’ve lived in your home for five years or longer, you’ve probably built up some equity. That may mean you can either refinance or take out a home equity loan to put some extra cash in your pocket quickly. Here we explain the difference between cash-out mortgage refinancing and a home equity loan.
For many Americans, summertime means pool parties and grilling outside, but that warm weather can also mean increased utility bills for your home. If you are tired of high electric bills throughout the summer months, then there are some simple changes you can make to help use less energy.
Legacy planning is all about creating a definitive plan for managing your total wealth both today and tomorrow. It goes beyond the standard financial planning and encourages individuals to take a holistic look at their life, their legacy, and their estate.
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If you’ve ever applied for a loan or even opened a bank account, you’ve probably heard the term “credit score.” This numerical value, which may seem vague and arbitrary to some, can make all the difference in your ability to access the funds you need. Whether you have great credit or you’re looking to raise your score, we can help. Let’s start by taking a deeper look at what we mean when we say, “credit score.”
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Hurricanes are strong tropical storms that can bring torrential rain, winds, flooding, and more. Depending on a hurricane's severity, it can be devastating to any area it reaches. However, with hurricanes, there’s usually time to prepare so you can have the chance to mitigate risk. Here we share tips to help prepare your family, finances, and home this hurricane season and beyond.
No matter where you’re at in your career, you should be working towards your financial goals. For many people, earning a salary is a crash course in financial literacy. This guide helps you plan for and work towards a more secure financial future at every stage of your career.
We should always be working to ensure our homes are healthy, clean, and safe. After all, this is the one environment we are able to control. This article offers five tips for keeping you and your family healthy at home, no matter what may be going on outside.
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Saving for retirement should be a pillar of your financial plan – regardless of your age. If you hope to retire at some point, you need to start taking action today. Read on to discover the benefits of saving for retirement, tips for getting the most from your money, and simple steps to help you get started.
As the average vehicle price continues to rise, many lenders are now offering auto loans that last up to 84 months (7 years) to keep monthly payments within more buyers’ reach. These extended repayment options might sound like a good choice, but they are not always good for your long-term financial wellbeing.
If you’re thinking of buying a home, choosing the right type of mortgage is an important decision, so you need to fully understand the differences between each type of mortgage available. Here we discuss eight of the most popular mortgage types to help you make the best decision for your home buying journey.
For many, the holiday season is a joyful time of opportunity and a chance to catch up with loved ones. For others, it can become a stressful time because of seasonal expenses. Check out these tips to manage your finances and keep from overspending this holiday season.
The holidays are an exciting time of year, but they can take a financial toll on any family. Nearly every year, the average American household’s debt increases by over $1,000 during the winter months as they rely on credit to pay for their holiday expenses. Let's talk about a better way to approach this.
You teach your child to use good manners, to do their homework, and to clean their room. But are you teaching them how to manage their money? Healthy financial habits are an important skill that can never be taught too soon. The earlier your child learns money-management skills, the stronger their financial intelligence will be. Prepare yourself and your child for the financial road ahead, with this age-by-age guide from First Service.
It’s no secret that the process of buying your first home can be a little extensive, and for many people it can get overwhelming. That’s where we come in. At First Service, we want to empower first-time buyers for success. Be prepared with this step-by-step guide, full of helpful tips for each step of the process.
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When it comes to retirement, it doesn’t happen overnight. Retirement planning is an evolving process that should start when you are young. Make sure you're able to enjoy your golden years comfortably with these seven money-management tips from the First Service Wealth Management team.
Your home is, most likely, the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Just like your health, it must be maintained and can’t afford to be neglected. Protect your investment by following this home-maintenance checklist and tips on how to budget and save.
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Purchasing Your Next Vehicle: 7 Steps to Buying with Confidence
Next to buying a house, buying a vehicle is one of the biggest purchases most people are likely to make. With thousands of your hard-earned dollars on the line, you want to make an informed decision and get the biggest bang for your buck. These simple steps can help you make smart choices and secure a good deal on your next new or used car.
Every child needs a few things when they are welcomed home for the first time. From a safe place to sleep to an endless array of bottles and baby toys, it’s no exaggeration to say that expecting parents have a lot on their mind and even more on their to-do lists. If you can relate, then you may also be a little overwhelmed by the upcoming financial responsibilities of parenthood. At First Service, we've helped countless parents prepare and pay for a new child.
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