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  • Stay on top of your holiday budget with our Christmas Club Savings Account!

    The Real Story Behind Christmas in July

    2019-07-01 | Blog

    Ever wondered where the cheery, midsummer celebration got its start? Or why Christmas trees reemerge every July in stores along with Christmas music? But the tradition is actually deeply rooted in friendship and fun and got its start right here in the South.

  • Deciding to rent or buy a home

    Ready to buy a house? 5 Questions to Ask

    2019-06-26 | Blog

    This is a tough question that takes more than just looking at what you can afford for a mortgage payment to answer. There are pros and cons to both options. Ultimately, it depends on your financial situation, long-term plans and the real estate market. But if you’re trying to decide which is best for you, answering these five questions should help!

  • What you need to know about your credit score

    7 Things You Need to Know About Credit Scores

    2019-06-21 | Blog

    “Credit score” is a term you’ll hear over and over again, and it’s one of the most important numbers when it comes to your finances. A credit score is a representation of your credit history and is represented by a three-digit number ranging between 300-850.

  • HELOC

    Find the Money Hidden in Your Home

    2019-05-30 | Blog

    Life seems to happen in stages. You grow up. You work hard. You buy a house. And soon enough, that house might need a little fixing. A new roof. An addition. A kitchen renovation. It’s rare for a house to remain a perfect fit for all life’s seasons, even if it started out that way. This is where your home’s equity can help!

  • Home Loans Made Easy

    Home Loans Made Easy: 5 Things You Need to Know

    2019-05-02 | Blog

    So, you’ve decided to join the Home Ownership Club! Congrats! After deciding you’re ready to buy a home, it’s time to consider your home loan options. Getting a mortgage can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to break down the home loan process into five easy steps!

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    5 Things Every First-Time Cardholder Should Look For

    2019-04-22 | Blog

    Do you think a credit card could be the next step for your financial journey? If so, congrats! Taking this next step is exciting! But before you say, “Sign me up!” there are a few more things to consider. After all, if you’re getting a credit card, we want to make sure it’s the right card for you! So, here are five things to look for when picking your first credit card.

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    3 Big Benefits of Having a Credit Card

    2019-04-22 | Blog

    While the biggest advantage of having a credit card is what it can do to help your credit score, there are three key other benefits of credit card ownership. All of these are things to take into consideration when evaluating if it’s the right time to open a new credit card. What's best for you will depend on your stage of life, your money habits and your financial goals.

  • How to Beat the Heat This Summer

    2018-07-23 | Blog

    Summertime in East Tennessee is a great time to explore the outdoors, but the heat gets to be a bit much at times. If you’re looking for a way to cool off, check out these four ideas! 

  • How a HELOC Can Help with Home Improvements

    2018-07-16 | Blog

    Tired of sharing a bathroom? Break free from small spaces with a Home Equity Line of Credit. Uncover what a HELOC is and ways to use it below! 

  • How Transferring Your Credit Card Balance Can Free Up Some Cash

    2018-06-28 | Blog

    Paying high interest rates on your credit card balances? You can easily transfer your balance to a lower rate credit card and leave those high interest rates behind! Check out a few benefits of transferring your high-rate credit card balance.

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