• Children’s Miracle Network – DJ

    One of the most frightening situations for any young athlete and their parents is a serious injury during competition. On March 13, 2018, this fear became a reality when 15-year-old baseball player and track athlete DJ sustained 4 fractures to his right leg and 3 to his left during a track competition. The broken bones included both tibias and fibulas as well as his right ankle. “At first, I didn’t really feel anything. I was just in shock,” said DJ. “But when I saw my knee where my hip was supposed to be, that’s when it sank in.”

  • FICO® Scores Explained

    Your FICO® score seems to be used for everything these days. But what exactly is a FICO® score and what does it mean? A FICO® score is a particular type of credit scoring model, created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. Credit lenders use this score to assess a borrowers’ credit risk. There are several factors taken into account when calculating creditworthiness; your payment history, credit utilization ratio, length of credit history, credit mix, and any recent credit inquiries or new credit accounts.

  • Children’s Miracle Network – Aubrey

    Having children is a major dream for many couples, and this was the case for Antoan and Quishawna who spent the first 6 and a half years of their marriage trying to get pregnant. “We tried everything for years, but nothing seemed to work,” said Quishawna. “When I got pregnant with Aubrey, we were just elated. I was finally about to be a mother.” However, the pregnancy quickly brought with it a road of challenges. “I was sick pretty much the whole time. I was just really nauseated.”

  • When Should You Refinance Your Auto Loan?

    When you’re approved for an auto loan, you’re not necessarily stuck with that loan for life. If you refinance your loan with a new lender, you could end up saving money in the long run by getting a lower interest rate or lowering your monthly payment. As with any major financial decision, it’s best to take some time to evaluate whether or not refinancing make sense for you and your unique situation. If you’re unhappy with your current auto loan, refinancing might be the right choice for you.

  • Keeping Your Accounts Secure When Using Financial Apps

    Financial apps and digital tools are becoming more and more common due to their ease and convenience. Digital Banking apps, Venmo®, Paypal®, TurboTax®, Mint® and more all serve to help you easily manage your finances on-the-go.

    These tools use your information to provide personalized service that is unique to you. They may also use third-party data aggregators to collect and store certain information, such as transaction information.

  • How to Choose the Right Mortgage Lender

    One of the first steps to purchasing a home is choosing the right lender for your needs. There are a variety of mortgage lenders out there, each offering different products and services. Many people may think you should go straight for the mortgage lender that offers you the best rate, but there are many other factors to consider. It’s important to choose the lender that’s best suited to meet your particular needs.