Easiest Ways to Fund Your Home Renovations

Not too long ago, a little tidbit came out that younger adults can’t afford home renovations because they’re spending too much on avocado toast and activated charcoal smoothies. Priorities, right? If this sounds like you, help is on the way. Some of the biggest names in real estate will admit that no house is perfect—just ask Chip and Joanna Gaines. There’s always room for tinkering and improvement. Perhaps it’s a drippy water pipe or a slanted doorway, or maybe the living room needs a new paint job. These are the easiest ways to fund your home renovations.

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How to Buy a Car Without Draining Your Savings Account

Buying a car in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier to do yourself. Whether it’s an upgrade or a first-time purchase, we have the need-to-know info to make your shopping experience as simple as possible. Hopefully, by following these five steps, you can shift gears into that peaceful PNW state of mind without coming across too many speed bumps.

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5 Tips on How to Build Credit

So you’ve found yourself with a less-than-desirable credit score—or perhaps no credit at all. In a previous article, we covered the importance and benefits of building credit as soon as possible. To follow up, here are tips on how to do just that. Read on to learn how to build credit.

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Tips for Building Up Your Savings Account on a Small Salary

We can’t all be like Bill Gates. According to CNN, approximately 25 million Americans live paycheck to paycheck. When money is tight, saving even the smallest amount can seem like a monumental task if you’re just trying to get by. How do you save money on a minimum-wage paycheck or lower salary? When it comes to managing your finances, it’s important to think about the future more so now than ever. Even on a lower salary, you can save little by little. Here’s how:

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Credit Unions Versus Banks

It’s the ultimate showdown—credit unions versus banks!  Like in the classic battle of blondes versus brunettes, which financial institution ultimately has more fun? If only it were that simple. Comparing a credit unions vs. bank is a little like comparing apples to oranges. Each has its own strengths as well as areas in need of improvement, and the right choice for you will depend a lot on your lifestyle and banking preferences. Before we delve into the fun facts behind credit unions, let’s consider the question, What exactly is a credit union?

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4 Reasons You Should Start Building Credit Now

Credit. Generation X, millennials, and baby boomers alike hear that word a lot these days. From apartment hunting to everyday banking, building credit—and maintaining a good score—is a necessity for proper adulting. But just because credit is talked about so much doesn’t mean everybody fully understands it. Speaking from personal experience, I learned about the importance of credit much too late when I moved to Portland and was basically turned away from every apartment complex until my “adult” boyfriend saved the day with his good score. A lack of credit almost made me homeless.

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