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Applying for Your First Student Loan: What to Look For
June 16 2021

Applying for Your First Student Loan: What to Look For

When it comes to a mortgage or an auto loan, what do you look for? It’s probably rates at first, and then you start to dig into the repayment plan, the length of the loan terms, who’s servicing it, etc. So how about a student loan? It turns out there are criteria to base your decision-making on when it comes to educational borrowing too!

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5 Landscaping Projects to Build Equity
March 12 2021

5 Landscaping Projects to Build Equity

Spring is just around the corner—in fact, it feels like it’s maybe coming a bit early this year here in Sioux Falls! So when it comes to trotting out the trowels and moseying out the mowers, keep in mind that the look and style of your landscaping choices can have an impact on resale value.

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Personal Finance: Tips for Budgeting
March 02 2021

Personal Finance: Tips for Budgeting

There’s a fine art to a lot of things. Conversation. Parenting. Or, you know, art. But one that takes an awful lot of practice to do it the right way is budgeting. When it comes to managing your personal finances, there are plenty of rights and wrongs.

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New Year’s Resolution: 3 Reasons to Join a Credit Union
December 30 2020

New Year’s Resolution: 3 Reasons to Join a Credit Union

It’s that special time of year when we pledge to do something to better our lives in the next 12 months. Our New Year’s resolution might take the form of a fitness journey, expanding our literary horizons or learning a new skill. Then again, your financial fitness, your financial literacy, and your financial skills could all be spruced up with one particular resolution… joining a credit union! Here are three great reasons you should make joining Sioux Falls Fed a part of your 2021 plan.

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Can I Retire Early?
September 04 2020

Can I Retire Early?

Dreaming of a tropical getaway, a mountainous RV trip or limitless time with friends and family? The idea of retiring early probably sounds like a pretty sweet proposition. But how can you tell when you’re financially prepared to take the plunge? And what are some economic signs to be aware of before making a big decision such as this one? We’ve assembled some key factors to keep in mind before retiring “early.”

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How to Spot a Financial Scam
August 18 2020

How to Spot a Financial Scam

Your money is hard-earned and deserves protection—but unfortunately there are people out there can be desperate to get their hands on it. Financial scams can take many forms these days—from phone calls to phishing emails—but there are plenty of common calling cards to be on the lookout for to keep you and your funds safe from fraud. Here are just a handful of ways to spot a financial scam.

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