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Adulting 101

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Identity Protection

Beware: Scammers want to take advantage of you

Scammers want to take advantage of you. They’re tricky and constantly creating new ways to get their hands on your…
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Direct Deposit at Sound

Sound Credit Union’s routing number is 325183220 COVID-19: April 15 stimulus checks have begun posting to Sound Credit Union accounts.…
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Home & Auto

Understanding Mortgages

Most people will need a mortgage to finance the purchase of a home. A mortgage works much like any other…
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Starting a Budget

Starting a Budget You know you need a budget. Your household is spending money faster than it is coming in,…
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Avoiding charity scams

When natural disaster threaten, our thoughts turn to finding ways to help. During and after disasters, scammers seek to take…
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Adulting 101

Five Surprise Travel Expenses That Can Break a Budget

Even the most experienced traveler can run into unexpected expenses. To help you prepare for smooth travels, here are five…
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Estate Planning

A Death in the Family

One of the most emotionally vulnerable times in your life is also one of the times when you’ll need to…
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Job Changes

Understanding and Directing Your Withholdings

You just got your paycheck. Your eyes scan down the list of deductions and settle on the most important part—your…
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Adulting 101

Choosing your Financial Institution

What was the very first financial choice you ever made? Think about it: it likely took place before your first…
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