Author: wmartin

Tips to Keep Your Debit Card Secure


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Many of us shop online for a variety of items, including clothes, electronics, gifts and more. Using a debit card for online or even in-store purchases is often quick, convenient and cost-effective, especially during the holiday season.  When you’re in a rush to buy that last-minute item, don’t forget to be aware of safety. Follow… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Home Equity Lines of Credit


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A home equity line of credit (HELOC) can be a great option to consider when financing home improvement projects where you need funds at different times or covering the costs of education, weddings or real estate down payments. Before moving forward, however, it’s essential to understand the ins and outs of a HELOC to determine… Read more »

5 Common Types of Mortgage Loans


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Buying a home is often a fun new adventure, but navigating mortgage loans can be challenging. Choosing the right mortgage can save you time and money, so it’s important to weigh your options carefully in this crucial step of the homebuying process. Learn more about the common mortgage loans available to you in this blog… Read more »