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Is a credit union better than a bank?

Is a credit union better than a bank?

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Have you ever wondered if a credit union is better than a bank? The choice between the two will ultimately boil down to the different products, services, and fees each one offers and what components are most important to you as a customer. Let’s look at some key differences between banks and credit unions, so you’re able to decide which works best for you.

Not-for-profit

The fundamental difference between the two institutions is that a …

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Tax Tips for First-Timers

Tax Tips for First-Timers

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Filing your taxes for the first time doesn’t have to be scary – and, in fact, it shouldn’t be. The key to overcoming uncertainty in many situations is educating yourself and being prepared. Following these simple steps will help make filing for the first time a breeze.

Organization is key

Before you can file your taxes, you’ll need to have the proper forms. At the very least, this will include a W-2 from each workplace …

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Behind the Mic with Brian Moote

Behind the Mic with Brian Moote

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A recent transplant from Los Angeles, Brian made the move across the country to join The Bert Show, alongside show veterans Bert and Kristin, a little over a year ago.

We chatted with Brian about how he’s adjusting to life in Atlanta, his work on radio and on stage, and his unique talents. Find out how this once-aspiring bulldozer operator became a radio and comedy star.

How did you get your start in radio?

I …

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When should I start saving for retirement?

When should I start saving for retirement?

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When you are young, retirement is likely the last thing on your mind but planning for it shouldn’t be. The earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow and the more financially healthy you’ll be in your retirement years.

The magic of compound interest

The biggest benefit to starting early is the value of compounding interest. Compounding interest is when the earnings of an investment are reinvested into that same investment …

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Spring Car Sale

Spring Car Sale

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Enjoy food, fun, and savings at the Spring Car Sale, March 17th-18th at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves. As a special offer, take 1/4 % off** our already low auto loan rates at the car sale when you purchase your car through Carfinder.

Friday, March 17th
Noon – 8pm

Saturday, March 18th
9am – 3pm

Trade-ins are accepted. Save time with our fast pre-approval and VIP check.

Get pre-approved today!

*In connection with …

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Home Improvements!

Home Improvements!

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“I spent $50,000  on home improvements but my home’s appraised value only increased by $35,000?”

If you’ve been in the mortgage business, you’ve had to address or handle a question like the one above.  As a capitalist society in the United States, we all want to see a return on investment!  As a homeowner, when you do a home improvement you will increase the value of your home, however, it’s not typically dollar for dollar.  …

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2017 What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship

2017 What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship

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What will you do next?

The 2017 What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship is back and we’re excited to once again be giving away $15,000 in scholarships to THREE deserving students. Want to enter? Create a short video (5 minutes or less) telling us where life’s taking you, what your passion is, and what you want to accomplish, and you could win.

Applicants must be a Georgia’s Own member, age 25 or younger, and attending an accredited institution …

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Five financing options to consider when buying a new car

Five financing options to consider when buying a new car

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If you’re walking into a dealership before researching your auto financing options, you’re already at a disadvantage. Like the price of a car, interest rates are negotiable and depend heavily upon your credit rating. Understanding your options— and in some cases having a check in hand — puts you in control of the transaction from the beginning. It demonstrates the fact that you’ve done your homework, you’re a serious buyer, and you’re ready to make …

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Discounted Hawks Tickets on 3/8!

Discounted Hawks Tickets on 3/8!

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Discounted Hawks Tickets

It’s not officially #MemberAppreciationMonday yet, but we had a special offer we wanted to share with you ASAP! We’ve partnered with our Atlanta Hawks to provide you discounted tix for the upcoming March 8th game versus the Brooklyn Nets. Tickets start as low as $20 and each ticket includes $10 of loaded value that you can use for concessions or at the Hawks Shop! To take advantage of this awesome offer, click

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When should I open a checking account for my child?

When should I open a checking account for my child?

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Many parents establish a savings account for their child early in life in order to save birthday money or a part-time job paycheck. But what about a checking account? When is the best time to add one to my child’s list of responsibilities? Most would say the best time to add a checking account is early in the teen years, but the real answer, however, is when your child has demonstrated an acceptable level of …

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