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What To Do Before Applying For A Home Equity Loan

Posted by Lone Star CU on 04/11/2019

Home equity loans give access to a large sum of money by allowing you to borrow against your home's value. You aren't limited to only using the loan for house-related expenses as long as your home is worth more than you owe on it.

For example, the expenses can be used to remodel your property, pay for college, or fund the purchase of a second home. This type of loan is different that a traditional loan as it acts as a line of credit, meaning that a certain amount of your home will be borrowed and your equity in the home is the collateral for the loan.

The advantage of home equity loans is that interest rates are considerably lower than they would be through a credit card.

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Topics: Managing Your Money

10 Easy Tips For Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill

Posted by Lone Star CU on 11/14/2018

1. Use Natural Lighting:

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Topics: Managing Your Money, Saving Money

Why it is Important to Establish a Relationship With Your Financial Institution

Posted by Lone Star CU on 11/07/2018

 

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Topics: advice for members

Common Financial Scams Used on the Elderly

Posted by Lone Star CU on 10/17/2018

Elderly people, especially widows, are commonly targeted by scammers because they are vulnerable and unfamiliar with the complications that come with new technology systems and scams. Whether these are in person, over the phone, or online, the people being targeted and their family members need to be aware of the ways in which scammers are tricking everyday people into handing over their money to fraudulent scammers.

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Topics: Fraud Protection, Scams

Credit Card Fraud Comes in All Shapes and Sizes. Are You Prepared?

Posted by Lone Star CU on 09/12/2018

Lately, it feels like credit and debit card fraud is impossible to avoid. When your payment information was compromised as a result of a company's data breach, prevention is out of your control. However, there are several other ways criminals steal your information that you can look out for when using your cards. We're going to explain two common methods—card skimmers and social media phishing. 

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Topics: Fraud Protection