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    Move Over Hand-Me-Down, It’s Time for a New Car!

    By Delta Community

    You did it! You’re at the point in your life when you don’t have to eat Ramen every night and you’re ready to get rid of your hand-me-down and buy your first car. This is an exciting time, but it can also be terrifying. If you’ve never taken part in the car buying process, you probably have a lot of questions about makes, models, financing and safety. This is a major purchase. We feel your pain, so we have compiled a list of tips for buying your first car. Read More

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    What to Do with Your Tax Refund

    By Delta Community

    So you survived tax season and now you probably have a check in your hand that may feel like a bit of a windfall… even though it was yours all along. How do you decide what to do with this “extra” cash? Financial advisors like to remind consumers that you shouldn’t treat your refund as extra money you happened to find. It should be spent with a purpose and, ideally, not simply placed in your checking account to pay for gas and groceries. Why not use this year’s refund to improve your financial situation for years to come? Read More

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    Getting Ready for Tax Season

    By Delta Community

    The countdown is on to April 15 and, even though it’s still a couple of months away, smart taxpayers are using this time to get ready, get set and (hopefully) get a little refund check after it’s all over and done with. While preparing your taxes can be time-consuming and frustrating, we have some tips to make the whole thing a little less stressful. Read More

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    Buying an Engagement Ring – Without Spending an Arm and a Leg

    By Delta Community

    We’ve all heard the magical “rule” that you should spend three months’ salary on an engagement ring, but in a tough economy that can be difficult to swing.  In reality, you shouldn’t decide what to spend based on some rule made up by the jewelry companies.  You can use that as a starting point, but really it should be more about what your future bride-to-be wants and what you truly can afford.  Read More

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    Handling Finances in Your Relationship

    By Delta Community

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, finances probably aren’t the first thing on your mind. But money plays such a huge role in long-term relationships that it’s definitely something you should talk about. Unfortunately, some couples find it so stressful to discuss financial plans that they avoid it altogether. Read More

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