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Financial Literacy for Kids

No matter how enthusiastic you are, trying to formally teach finance to kids is a tall order that is likely to make their eyes glaze over. Hold their attention by keeping money lessons relevant, age-appropriate and a bit playful.

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Credit Union vs. Bank: Which is Right for You?

If you are looking to borrow, invest, or set up a checking or savings account, you may be asking yourself whether you should consider a bank or credit union. Chances are, you’ve worked with a bank before and understand how they operate. But what makes a credit union different from a bank? Let’s take a close look at credit unions, how they differ, and why they may be the better option for your financial needs.

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Beat The Heat With These Summer Saving Tips

Summer is here! And we at USALLIANCE want you to be able to enjoy all the family time, vacations, and beach days without worrying about your finances. So, here are a few simple tips and tricks on how to save money this summer and create the perfect fun-in-the-sun budget.

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Will That Be Cash or Card?

Knowing when to use cash or a card can be a stressful situation for people. That’s why we’re here! To help you decide which option is best in certain scenarios.

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Which Credit Card is Right for You?

There are millions of credit cards on the market today—you could drive yourself crazy trying to find the perfect card with the best rates, highest rewards, and lowest fees. That said, you shouldn’t apply to the first offer you receive in the mail, either. Finding the right credit card is often about compromise: you pick the best features from the options you qualify for, but you have to know what’s important to you in order to choose wisely. Answering a few questions about yourself, your credit, and your spending habits before you begin the application process can help you make a better choice down the line.

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Investing 101: Investment Options, Accounts, and Strategies

If you’re interested in learning to invest, you’re in the right place. We know that when you’re new to the game, investing can feel intimidating. Between the different types of investments you can make, accounts you can open, and strategies you can follow, there’s a lot to consider. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. To help get you started, we’re going to break it all down right here.

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4 Tips for Turning Your Bad Credit into Good

Bad credit happens to good people every day. Who hasn’t—at least once or twice—bit off a little more than they can chew financially? Sometimes events out of our control, such as medical bills or natural disasters, can deplete life savings and run up debt, even if you are a conservative borrower typically.

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Find the Right Account for Your Financial Needs

If you’ve got some money and are considering opening an account at a financial institution, you’ve made a smart choice! But now you must choose from several different account options available at credit unions and banks and let’s face it, that can be overwhelming. Let us help you out.

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Modernize Your Wallet

You already carry your phone everywhere, so why not turn it into your wallet too? Go digital and ditch your physical wallet for good—everything you need to pay can be stored right on your mobile device. Between Mobile Wallets and third-party apps like PayPal, you can modernize your wallet in a matter of minutes.

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Credit Builder Loans

Credit Builder Loans or Second Chance Loans, are a great choice for borrowers who need quick access to cash, but have low credit scores or little to no credit history. Through these types of loans, subprime lenders give consumers the opportunity to get their finances back on track.

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