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  • How To Increase The Value Of Your Home With Curb Appeal Updates

    Published on May 11, 2021

    The United States housing market is booming, and Iowa is no exception. Lack of inventory and historically low interest rates contribute to the red-hot real estate market. Still, despite the skyrocketing price of lumber and sluggish construction projects, data from one real estate listing company indicated home sales are up 20% across the board in 2021.

  • Be Your Own Fraud Fighter: Tips To Keep Your Money Safe

    Published on Apr 26, 2021

    In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission recorded 2.2 million reports of fraud and $3.3 billion lost by victims. As these numbers continue to grow, it's crucial to stay informed and take action to protect yourself against scams and potential fraud. Check out the tips and current trends below from Collins Community Credit Union's Fraud Officer, Tabby C., to help keep your money safe!

  • The Top 5 Home Improvement Projects For The Best ROI

    Published on Apr 23, 2021

    If you're thinking about moving, whether you're upgrading, downsizing, or changing locations, now is the time to sell your house. Tighter inventories and increasing demand create an ultra-competitive market, which means houses are selling faster and often for top dollar. You may know specific home improvements can help improve your home's value, but not every upgrade helps drive a higher price.

  • Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Checks May Help You Reach Your Homeownership Goals

    Published on Apr 19, 2021

    If you're ready to buy your first home, your tax refund and stimulus savings may cover more of a down payment than you realize.

  • Take Advantage Of Money Smart Week

    Published on Apr 06, 2021

    In May of 2020, 20.6 million Americans lost their jobs, creating an economic fall-out that continues to affect millions of U.S. adults and their perceived economic outlook. Though there are marked signs of improvement in the U.S. labor market, many Americans believe the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact their personal ability to achieve long-term financial goals.

  • Is Debt Consolidation Right For You?

    Published on Mar 15, 2021

    Debt consolidation is a way to restructure and simplify your debt into fewer monthly payments. It combines multiple loans into one payment to one lender, ideally with a lower interest rate. You can consolidate many different types of loans, including credit cards, medical debt, personal loans, and payday loans into one loan.

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