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Insight into Credit: What You May Not Know About Credit Scores

Alex Noga Alex Noga Insight into Credit: What You May Not Know About Credit Scores

Everyone has heard the term “credit score.” It’s the three-digit number determined by your credit history. It tells a lender how well you’ve managed past credit and predicts your future creditworthiness. Your credit score can affect your ability to purchase a home, get a new car, or in some cases, secure a job. But do […]

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The 7 Costly C’s that are Consuming Your Money

Alex Noga Alex Noga The 7 Costly C’s that are Consuming Your Money

We all work hard to stay on budget; but did you know there are seven “Costly C’s” that could be derailing your goals of financial success? Most people don’t even realize how much of an impact these every day expenditures can have on their debt, budget, or savings. Keeping a close eye on the “Costly […]

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Members Matter: Get Your Money’s Worth by Banking at a Credit Union

Alex Noga Alex Noga Members Matter: Get Your Money’s Worth by Banking at a Credit Union

You work hard for your money. But is your money and your financial institution working hard for you? As of 2019, there were 120.4 million credit union members in the U.S. So why should you join the movement and switch from a traditional bank to a credit union? Choose Your Checking. Credit unions operate in […]

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Are We There Yet? 4 Budget-Friendly Vacation Spots in the Buckeye State

Alex Noga Alex Noga Are We There Yet? 4 Budget-Friendly Vacation Spots in the Buckeye State

Summer is open! As COVID-19 health mandates begin to lift, friends and families are jumping at the chance to take a summer trip. Big city vacations and beach getaways are always fun, but did you know there are some awesome places in Ohio that won’t burn a hole in your wallet? Here’s a list of […]

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Give It a Boost: 4 Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Home

Alex Noga Alex Noga Give It a Boost: 4 Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Home

If I could name one industry that has truly exploded because of the pandemic, it has been real estate. Homes are going into contract only hours after being on the market; they’re selling for tens of thousands of dollars above asking price; and the amount of inventory is at a record low. All realtors will […]

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Grab the Duster and Spring Clean Those Finances

Alex Noga Alex Noga Grab the Duster and Spring Clean Those Finances

Spring has sprung! And while many people begin to tackle spring cleaning in their homes, there might be other areas in your life that deserve some TLC too. Yes, we’re talking about finances. We’ve compiled a list of tips that can help you declutter and re-organize your financial life. Just like a good dusting or […]

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COVID & Cash Back: How Credit Cards are Helping Americans During the Pandemic

Alex Noga Alex Noga COVID & Cash Back: How Credit Cards are Helping Americans During the Pandemic

It could be said that credit cards have always been somewhat controversial in the financial industry: they can either build your credit or destroy it, help pay off debt or dig you further in debt, give you rewards or pummel you with crazy interest rates.  But in the year of COVID-19, credit card companies have […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION