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5 Money Moves to Make Before Traveling Abroad

In the excitement of exploring a new country, it’s all too easy to rack up extra expenses when paying in a foreign currency. Exchange rates fluctuate and it’s not always clear what commissions and...

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How much money should I save in my 20's?

Your 20's may seem like an odd time to think of saving for retirement, but it’s actually the perfect moment to start planning for your later years. That’s because the earlier you start saving, the...

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Six Easy and Unique Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

FACT: Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Are you a little panicked to hear this? Sometimes life gets busy and holidays sneak up on us. Not to worry, we have found six lovely ideas you can snag so your...

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5 Tips for A Successful Home Buying Experience

Azura’s Home Loan team is an ideal resource if you are planning on buying a new home, looking for funds to remodel your existing home or planning to build the home of your dreams. Azura’s Home...

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10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it's also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It's important to understand these 10...

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The Benefits of a Mortgage PreApproval

Unless you were recently selected as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft or released a hit album, you probably won’t pay for your new house in cash. Like millions of Americans, you’ll take out a...

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How should I celebrate National Pizza Day?

What's the greatest day in February? No, it's not Valentine's Day or the Super Bowl. We think the best day in February is National Pizza Day. Celebrated on February 9th of every year, National...

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Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day on a Budget

According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers will spend an average $143.56 on Valentine's Day this year. The top gift ideas included jewelry, flowers, clothing, gift cards, candy...

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4 Tips Everyone Considering a Home Loan Should Know

There may still be a chill in the air, but the housing market is warming up in preparation for Spring. Are you ready to make a move? Whether it’s your first house buying experience, or you’re a...

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Almost no one is perfect when it comes to credit scores. The average score for Americans has been inching up over the past decade and is now close to 700. Many lenders consider that a good number,...

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