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Making It Work: Downsizing to One Income

By First IB on July 25, 2017

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The birth of a child. Becoming a caretaker for an elderly parent. A spouse going back to school. These major lifestyle changes can lead to the need for a family … Read More

Talk to Your Kids About Money – Early and Often

By First IB on July 19, 2017

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Does this sound familiar? “Mom, I’ve run up a huge credit card bill.” Or, “Dad, I don’t have enough money for gas.” And then there’s, “Why can’t I get that … Read More

Give Yourself Some Credit (Reports)

By First IB on July 12, 2017

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You probably know how important it is to regularly monitor your credit report, but do you know how to get it, what to look for or what to do if … Read More

What is an FHA Loan and How Does It Work?

By First IB on June 26, 2017

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  We often get asked “what is an FHA loan?” and “how does and FHA loan work?”. Well, if you’re looking for a home and need a loan with easier … Read More

Are You Financially Healthy?

By First IB on June 20, 2017

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The concept of financial health involves forces beyond our control. Just as physical health is a combination of behavior, genes and access to good medical care, financial health is a … Read More

Allowances Don’t Teach Kids About Money — You Do

By First IB on June 13, 2017

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Many parents are befuddled by allowances. Some are inconsistent about when and how to give their kids money. Others wonder if allowances should be tied to chores. Even how money … Read More

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation — Without Maxing Out Your Credit Cards

By on June 6, 2017

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School is out, and summer is upon us. It’s time to let loose and have some fun! That sounds great in theory, but it can be a horrible idea for … Read More

Invest in Yourself

By First IB on May 23, 2017

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We’ve all heard the biggest investment you can make is in yourself, but we often forget to do so. We’ve shared some tips for getting the biggest return for your … Read More

Being Smart with Your Smart Phone

By First Internet Bank on May 16, 2017

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Your smart phone can make life a little more convenient by providing access to oodles of information with just a few quick taps of your fingers. But it can also … Read More

Making Outdoor Home Renovations? Think Budget and Scope

By First IB on May 2, 2017

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Many homeowners view their outdoor spaces as their own personal retreats — places where they can relax, dine and spend time with friends and loved ones. For this reason, many … Read More

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