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Smarter Life

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Elderly Scams

Current State of the Mortgage Industry

Listen in to the latest episode of The Full Circle podcast, where we talk shop and Mortgage with our Vice President of Relationship Development, Angela Aguirre.

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Online Scams

Online Scams

Being aware of scams is essential to keep safe from unscrupulous fraudsters and protect yourself online. Here are some of the most common scams that occur and what to watch out for.

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Elderly Scams

Elderly Scams

Here are a number of common scams that target the elderly. We hope this is helpful for our members to avoid falling into these traps, whether you are elderly yourself or have loved ones that may be susceptible.

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Car Buying

International Credit Union Day

Discussing International Credit Union Day with Vice President of Community Relations, Shana Scott.

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The Full Circle: Credit Union Membership

Shirley Brothers, a member since 1971 talks about the impact Smart Financial has had on her financial health.

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Car Buying

The Car Buying Process

Buying a car can be a stressful process - but it doesn't have to be with Smart Financial.

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Credit Unions

The State of Credit Unions

Discussing the current state of financial institutions with LeAnn Kaczynski, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Financial.

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Credit Unions

Debunking Myths About Credit Unions

Debunking Myths About Credit Unions with Preston Price, Chief Experience Officer of Smart Financial.

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The Full Circle: Community Partnership

Dr. Bostic, Superintendent of Stafford MSD shares his experience about partnering up with Smart Financial in the community.

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Credit Unions

Why Choose a Credit Union?

There are important distinctions between banks and credit unions, even though they offer similar products.

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Credit Scores

Credit Score Refresher

Is improving your Credit Score on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Try to keep these tips in mind!

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smarter habits

Tax Season Fraud

As tax season gets under way, here's an important reminder to remain vigilant against IRS impersonators.

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The Full Circle: Investing In CDs

Longtime member, Chris Caldwell, talks about how investing in CDs helped him get his financial life back on track.

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Do You Need Life Insurance?

One of the most important questions to ask yourself is what would happen to my family and spouse if I suddenly passed away?

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budgeting

Budgeting for Inflation

55% of Americans say inflation has caused financial hardships in their household. That's the reality of inflation. What can you do about it?

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Homebuying Tips

Today's environment of high interest rates, home prices and inflation make homeownership seem unattainable. Here are some tips to help prepare you.

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Holiday Season Safety

While it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, parties and events, it's more important than ever to stay vigilant through it all.

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Be Alert: Holiday Cyber Scams

This is your annual reminder to be on the lookout for all kinds of cyber creeps waiting to take advantage through our holiday shopping.

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Rainy Day vs. Emergency Fund

Unexpected expenses happen but being prepared with the proper savings can help make your finances a little less stressful!

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