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When Should I Review My Insurance Coverage?

While a periodic review of your coverage is always a good idea, it’s also important to know what other things should prompt an insurance review.

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5 Tips to Help You Review Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Use these car insurance tips the next time you're reviewing your policy to help make sure you have enough coverage and potentially save some money.

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Four Important Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs

Estate planning allows you, not the courts, to make important decisions about your assets in the event you are incapacitated or deceased. Take a look at this lesson to learn about four documents that are essential to any estate plan.

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Do Youth Accounts Help Kids in College?

Read this article to learn how a youth account can help your kids succeed in college.

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A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids

As a parent, you might struggle with when and what to teach your children about money management. Is five too early to earn an allowance? Should you share the family budget with your children? When should teens learn about credit? These are all important questions, and it’s often not easy to know the answers. Kids have different levels of interest in financial education. But research tells us that by the age of five most children understand money and what it can do. The information below offers more specific guidelines for different age groups. Again, these are just guidelines. What decisions you make about when and what to teach at home depend on your family situation, household budget and how comfortable you are in the role of teacher.

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Buyers Guide: Life Insurance Made Easy

This article will cover what to expect, give you some tips to help compare your options and make the life insurance buying experience more convenient and stress free.

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The Basics of Life Insurance

Let’s face it, life insurance is something that many people need, but don’t want to talk about. We’ve all seen those GoFundMe pages asking for donations for a person that passed away. It can feel strange planning for the worst-case scenario, especially if you’re young and healthy. Life insurance is a way to help prevent leaving your loved ones with the added stress of financial burdens. Whatever your reason is for thinking about life insurance, this guide will help you get familiarized with some life insurance basics to make your planning and research a little simpler and a little easier.

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Private Party Auto Sale: Tips for Sellers

Selling your car to a private party can be stressful and intimidating. Use this checklist for information that can help you sell a vehicle with confidence.

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Private Party Auto Purchase: Tips for Buyers

Private Party purchases can be stressful and intimidating if you’re not prepared. Review our checklists for information that can help you buy a vehicle with confidence.

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Car: Things to Know When Buying a Car

Ahh the rumble of the engine starting up, the sun glinting off the new paint and that sweet new car smell. There are few things that are more satisfying than the feeling of driving your brand-new car off the lot for the first time. But before you walk away with keys in hand, there are a few steps you must go through first. There can be a lot of anxiety around the car buying process, especially if you aren’t familiar with it and don’t know what to ask. This guide will give you a comprehensive primer of things to know and look out for to ensure that your experience at the dealership is a smooth ride.

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Video: Living on Your Own

Watch this video for some tips on how to be financially prepared to live on your own for the first time.

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Video: Six Important Used Car Buying Tips

To help you buy a used car with confidence, Ent has identified 6 important used car buying tips.
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Video: Buying a Used Car

Watch this video to learn tips and tricks to use the next time you're looking to purchase a used car.

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Video: Intro to Insurance

Watch this video to learn more about the different types of insurance and how they work.

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Video: Rebate vs. Financing

Learn whether a Dealer Rebate or 0% Financing is better for your car purchase.

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Video: Student Loans 101

Watch this video to learn more about the different types of student loans and what your options are when applying for student loans.

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Video: Why Pre-Approved is Better Than Pre-Qualified

Why you should get Pre-Approved, instead of just Pre-Qualified, for your mortgage loan when shopping for your next home.

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Video: Investment Planning for Life's Major Events

Watch this video to learn how proper investment planning with an investment representative can help you plan for major events in your life.

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Video: Demystifying Mortgages

Watch this video to learn more about how a mortgage works to feel confident next time you're financing a home purchase.

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Video: Escrowing Taxes and Insurance

Learn the advantage of escrowing taxes and insurance on your mortgage.