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Don't Overextend Yourself When Buying a Home

When you are at the point in your life when you are ready to buy a house, it can be a very exciting time. However, it’s important not to pursue a property without knowing what you can afford and what will be the best investment for you in the long run. Before you start your home search, be aware of these common mistakes that could cause you to buy beyond your means. 

Read the full article in the April edition of the Avidia Monthly


Asking Your Friends for Loans

If you are in need of a loan, you may be considering asking a friend or family member for the cash. After all, if you have demonstrated that you are good at paying them back in the past, or if a friend owes you a favor, it might seem like a simpler solution than heading to a financial institution. When it comes to mixing friends with finances, however, borrowing from friends is often more a problem than a solution.


Watch Out for These Red Flags to Stay Safe While Shopping Online

One of the easiest ways to tell if a website is secure is by looking for a Trust Seal.


The Convenience of Mobile Deposit

By now, you’ve probably heard of the phenomenon of mobile banking, if you don’t already use it on a daily basis. While it has only been around a number of years, 12 million people were utilizing mobile banking services in 2009 and had a projected reach of 45 million by 2014. And why not? With our banking information and services right at our fingertips, mobile banking allows us to manage our finances on the go, no matter where you are or time of day, and that kind of convenience is admirable to many.