Category: Saving for Your Future

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Is Debt Consolidation a Good Fit for You?

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Are you one of the 80 percent of Americans living with debt? There are a variety of  ways in which people find themselves in debt: While the most common form is mortgage debt, which accounts for 44 percent of debt for almost every generation, millennial debt is fairly evenly divided between student loans (41 percent),[…]  Read more

 
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The Benefits of a 24-Month Bump CD

Posted by Barrett Power

Have you ever made a purchase and then shortly after, you see the same item for a lower price?  Maybe you have waited to buy something because you thought the price would go down, and then you turn around and the price actually went up. You’re left wondering why you didn’t just make the purchase[…]  Read more

 
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Trying to Get Out of Debt? The Solution May be Right Under Your Nose!

Posted by Barrett Power

When people think of ways to get out of debt, they usually start with a plan to pay off large sums of their credit accounts. The problem with this is the fact that most people get into debt because they don’t have the money to pay for the things they buy or for unexpected expenses[…]  Read more

 
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New Year’s Resolution: Get Fiscally Fit

Posted by Barrett Power

 With a new year, everyone starts talking about New Year’s resolutions. The most common resolution, which is almost always mentioned, is getting healthy – lose weight, get fit, work out or something else to this extent. However, a great addition to these goals is to become financially fit. So while you are adding these[…]  Read more

 
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Decrease Stress by Separating Funds

Posted by Barrett Power

It is well known that to accomplish a goal, you need to set a plan and then execute your plan. Over the years, I’ve watched people start home renovation projects and then try to attain financing for the project once it had already begun. I’ve seen people go on vacations and then try to get[…]  Read more

 
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Best “Bang for Your Buck” Texas Colleges & Universities

Posted by Brittany Semadeni

Graduation from high school to college is an exciting time, but it’s not always an easy transition… especially for your pocketbook. September is College Savings Month, a month dedicated to helping students (and parents) save a little extra dough as these new graduates spread their wings. Considering a Texas college or university? Curious about the budget-friendly options[…]  Read more

 
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Owner-Carried Notes: What They Are & How They Can Be of Benefit

Posted by Brad Burgess

Many new business owners begin their new business by purchasing an existing enterprise or company from an existing small business owner. When starting a new business venture or trying to expand your existing business, the key is the level of capital (cash) that you will be required to raise to accomplish the new venture. Typically,[…]  Read more

 
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Where Did All My Money Go?

Posted by Barrett Power

In this day of instant gratification, we see a lot more of impulse shopping. Retailers have spent millions of dollars on finding every last way to get you to part from your money.  Debit cards, credit cards and now smart phones have made making purchases as easy as ever.  So is this the reason why[…]  Read more

 
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Why Good Credit Matters

Posted by Barrett Power

When I turned 18 everyone asked if I would do all of the things people who turn 18 are allowed to do: play the lottery, lease an apartment or house, buy a new car, etc. While some of these might have been helpful, more often than not, they amount to throwing money away. The one important thing[…]  Read more

 
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Financing Your Dream Home Lot

Posted by Brad Burgess

Once you have made the decision to build your “Dream Home” the first step is to decide which lot to build upon. Your builder of choice may have an inventory of lots for you to choose from or he/she may help you negotiate for a lot in a neighborhood of your choice. If this option[…]  Read more