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Life moves pretty fast. Interest rate shifts. Stock market surges. Rising healthcare costs. The news that affects your personal finances can move fast. Our Advantage Insights blog posts offer the type of information you'll need to make smart financial decisions for you and your family. By staying in the know, you can take steps to make your life easier.

If you’re like most people, you work hard for your money. While much of that income goes toward meeting your obligations—housing, food, cars, insurance—it’s nice to have a little extra for the finer things in life.

The key to having enough for both your wants and needs is to spend your money wisely, which means creating a budget. A household budget is like a written blueprint for spending that helps document how much you take in, how much you pay out, and how you might stretch your dollars a little further.

Buying your first home can be overwhelming. But if you break it down into simple steps, you can feel much more confident and focus on the excitement of the process rather than the stress of it. Here’s what you can expect when buying a home in North Carolina.

If you are born between 1994 and 2010, you are part of Generation Z.

Your generation has different attitudes and different banking needs than millennials and generations before you, and it’s important you make some smart banking decisions now to start off right.

Fewer Americans understand how to get out of debt. While it starts with willpower, there are proven financial strategies to consider. Piedmont Advantage Credit Union in North Carolina offers a variety of tools and resources to help you improve your financial wellness, including low-interest loans, credit card options, webinars, and seminars.

The World of Unsolicited Sales Offers – After closing your new Mortgage When you have just completed purchasing a home or refinancing an existing mortgage, you can take a deep breath.  Right?  Yes and no.  You should feel good that you’re in the new home or lowered your interest rate, but be on the lookout for some unwanted attention.  In today’s world of technology and inform ...

What to do with your tax refund this year?

The only thing American’s enjoy about tax season is the prospect of a refund. While it might be tempting to splurge on something you want, consider ways that you can use the refund to put yourself in a healthier financial position.

Buying a home is exciting but can also be stressful. Use this handy guide to the many types of mortgages so you can determine which might be best for you.

You know how important your credit score is to your financial health, but do you know how your credit score gets calculated? There are five categories that make up your FICO score, the model that most lenders use. Knowing what gets calculated, and how, will help you understand how to keep your credit score healthy.

COGNITION, Davie County’s newest community-driven, interactive learning center received a $10,000 sponsorship from Piedmont Advantage Credit Union to assist with the mission of creating an interactive space for children, families, and the community to acquire knowledge through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth.

Looking to buy your first home? There are several steps first-time homebuyers needs to take before they can become a homeowner. This infographic will walk you through the ten steps to buying your first house and getting a mortgage.

Piedmont Advantage Credit Union in North Carolina offers valuable banking solutions including checking accountssavings accountsmortgagesauto loansCDsIRAs and more. Bank online, with our mobile app, or visit one of our conveniently located branches in Winston-SalemEdenMooresvilleCharlotteGreensboroWilmington and Kenansville, NC.

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