5 Ways to Pay off a Loan Early

5 Ways to pay off a loan early

If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking [...]

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7 Ways You Can Use a Personal Loan This Summer

7 Ways to enjoy a personal loan this summer

Summer is a time for fun and excitement, but it can also be super expensive. Before you start swiping the plastic for everything under the sun, we recommend considering a personal loan to stay within your budget. At TEG, the application process is smooth and quick. We also offer [...]

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TEG Retirement & Advisory Services- Webinar: Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness Webinar

Please join us on Thursday, June 25th for a conversation on Financial Wellness: Guidance for Each Stage of Life. Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:00 PM Featuring Jackie Wilke, Advisor Consultant Join us with special guest, Jackie Wilke, Advisor Consultant at First Trust Portfolios L.P.. With her focus on [...]

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How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

How to Create a Budget

If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats and you can’t seem to find money to put into savings, then you probably need a budget. A budget is not a magic potion that will automatically solve [...]

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Why Does my Credit Score Matter?

Why is my credit score important?

Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, a rental unit and so much more. We have outlined how [...]

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All You Need to Know About Student Loan Changes During COVID-19

Student Loans during covid

With unemployment at a record high and many employers cutting work hours, college graduates have been struggling to meet their student loan payments. Thankfully, the federal government has passed legislation to ease this burden. Unfortunately, though, many borrowers are confused about the terms and conditions of these changes. [...]

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Creative Ways to Save on Energy Costs

Saving on Energy Cost

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Summertime electricity bills making you sweat? Take the heat off with these hacks: Rethink your roof – Is your roof wearing black in ninety-degree weather? Install a sunlight-reflecting “cool roof” and reduce your roof’s temperature by up to 60 degrees. You’ll slash your AC use by 20%! [...]

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7 Apps to Download this Summer

7 Apps to Download this summer

It is no surprise that Summer 2020 will be unlike any other.  We’ll be packing face masks along with our sunscreen and picking up our favorite takeout dinners to-go instead of sitting down in a busy restaurant on a Friday night. Things may be different this year, but [...]

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Celebrate Your Grad Facebook Contest!

Show off your grad for a chance to win

Celebrate your Grad and Win a $25 Visa Gift Card! Two Easy Steps to Enter:1. Like 👍 our Facebook page and2. Comment with a picture of your high school or college graduate that you’d like to shout out! The contest runs June 15th through June 21st. All entries [...]

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How to Pay for Large Medical Bills

How to manage high medical bills

If you’re looking at astronomical medical bills thanks to the coronavirus pandemic or another health emergency, you might think there’s no choice but to pay thousands of dollars for your treatment. Lucky for you, though, there is hope. Here’s some advice on how to bring down the numbers [...]

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Don’t toss that Junk Mail, it may be Your Stimulus Payment

Stimulus Credit Card

Four million Americans are receiving their Economic Impact Payment in the form of a prepaid debit card — and many are mistaking it for junk mail. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began sending out Economic Impact Payments (EIP) as prepaid debit cards. [...]

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Coronavirus Scams are up

Cyber Security Checklist

Scammers are always looking for their next opportunity and what better time than a global pandemic? The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has seen an increase in reports of online fraud during the COVID-19 crisis. Since many of us are staying at home and likely using the computer [...]

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Celebrating Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wedding during quarantine

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life and cancel plans across the world, people are finding creative ways to celebrate. From drive-by weddings to birthday car parades to virtual graduation ceremonies, there are so many ways you can celebrate while still maintaining proper social distancing. Let’s [...]

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Stay Fit with Household Chores During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Stay Active with Household Chores during lockdown

Gyms are shuttered and you may be stuck in the house all day without much to do. In some areas, outdoor exercise is off the table, too, as hiking trails are roped off and parks are closed. With all of your socializing happening on Zoom, there’s no pressing [...]

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Your Complete Guide to Safe and Comfortable Face Covering

The Complete Guide to Safe and Comfortable Face Covering

Q: I’ve started wearing a face mask every time I go out, however, I’m finding these coverings to be less than comfortable. Is there any way around the irritations and discomforts of wearing face coverings? A: Face coverings have become an essential wardrobe component for people all over [...]

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Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Celebrating Memorial Day During Coronavirus

Most years, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer. Americans salute and honor the memory of our military heroes with grand parades, lively family picnics and crowded barbecues. But, this year, everything is different. Even as the country moves forward with the reopening process, people continue to [...]

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House Passes HEROES Act

Heroes Act

The House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion stimulus bill on Friday, May 15, with a 208-199 vote. The more than 1,800-page legislation, dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (Heroes Act), would provide another stimulus check to qualifying Americans, extend unemployment benefits, and provide [...]

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How Should I Spend my Stimulus Check?

How Should You Spend Your Stimulus Check

The stimulus checks promised in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act are starting to land in checking accounts and mailboxes around the country. The $1,200 granted to most middle class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: [...]

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The First Steps to Take if you Can’t pay your Mortgage

Steps to take if you can't pay your mortgage

Over a few weeks, the talk about mortgages turned from how to best take advantage of record low interest rates to how to handle a mortgage without income. More than  22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past five weeks. Lenders are dealing with a wave of [...]

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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary

Earth Day, recognized on April 22, is an annual event that celebrates environmental protection and raises public awareness about pollution. And this year, 2020, is Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Here are some easy, eco-friendly ideas you can do at home in honor of the holiday. Plant a garden. [...]

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