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How to Fund an Emergency

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Apr 16, 2018 11:38:58 AM

Q: I've had a financial emergency and I don't know how to pay for it! What are my options?

 A: Ideally, you'll want to have an emergency fund in place. If you don't, consider these options...

 1.) Credit cards

Credit cards are super-convenient. You don't have to wait for approval, take on another source of debt, or even think about paying it back until later. Borrowing with a credit card, though, means getting more than you bargained for. With high interest rates, you'll end up owing a lot more money than you borrowed.

Also, credit cards make it easy to push off paying what you owe by only requiring a minimum monthly payment. This means you'll end up carrying that debt for a lot longer than planned.

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Topics: Saving, money, finances, Security

How to Stay Safe When Shopping for Christmas Gifts Online

Posted by NerdWallet on Nov 22, 2016 9:11:04 AM

Want to avoid long lines and large crowds this Christmas season? Shopping online lets you zip through your list with just a few clicks.

Before whipping out your plastic, however, you'll want to make sure you're shopping on a secure site. Use these tips to keep your data safe.

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Topics: Christmas, Shopping, Security

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