15 Tricks to Sell Your Home Quickly

Posted by on March 21st, 2018 in Accounts

If you’re looking to sell your home, you likely want to see that sale happen as quickly as possible. After all, it isn’t easy to be paying two mortgages at once! You might also be counting on the proceeds of the sale to help make a down payment on your new home. Read on for […]

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Newlyweds: Don’t Let Financial Stress Take The Cake

Posted by on June 19th, 2017 in Community

There are so many things to think about when you’re just married, or about to be, and no one would rate finances as the most exciting of them. In fact, studies show that money (not relatives) is the number one reason couples argue. Those financial arguments (again, not relatives) are one of the top predictors […]

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Changes to Credit Score Ratings You Should Know About

Posted by on May 15th, 2017 in Articles

The VantageScore, which dictates the way credit bureaus — Experian, TransUnion and Equifax — determine your credit score, is going through a shake-up this fall. The company is looking deeper into specific circumstances and what they say about your financial responsibility. Having a favorable credit score comes into play when you need to qualify for […]

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Beware of “Can You Hear Me” Phone Scam!

Posted by on February 9th, 2017 in Articles

We received this notification from one of our local police departments so beware! The Crest Hill Police Department has been receiving reports from residents in reference to a new telephone scam “Can you hear me”. The scam works like this: You will receive an automated phone call from a voice that sounds legitimate. It identifies […]

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ATM Skimming: Preying On Our Hectic Lives

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016 in Articles

How many times do you ever look close enough at the person checking you out in line to know what color eyes they have or how often do you remember what your spouse wore to work? We’re all busy-really busy. Unfortunately this makes us easy marks for criminals who place skimming devices on ATM machines. […]

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home Instead of Renting

Posted by on November 1st, 2016 in Articles

The financial benefits of buying a home compared with renting have yoyoed over the years, especially of late. If you’re sitting on the fence, here are four circumstances in which it may be a better bet to buy. If interest rates remain low From a financing perspective, if this isn’t the best time to buy […]

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