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Articles on credit, savings, checking and loans

State Farm® offers credit and loan tips to help you plan for the future as well as information on deposit accounts and how to help protect your financial information.

Articles about credit and credit cards

4 Strategies for Credit Card Debt Consolidation and Payoff

4 Strategies for Credit Card Debt Consolidation and Payoff

Learn more about each strategy to find the right option for you.

Why Your Credit Score is an Important Number

Why Your Credit Score is an Important Number

Do you know how you rate? Your credit score impacts loan rates, so get informed.

Which Credit Card Is Right for Me?

Which Credit Card Is Right for Me?

Quickly sort through the different types of credit cards by comparing these key features.

Articles about loans

6 Reasons Your Mortgage Was Declined

6 Reasons Your Mortgage Was Declined

The path to getting a mortgage isn't always a straight line.

When Should You Refinance Your Car?

When Should You Refinance Your Car?

Refinancing a car loan may save you money and lower your monthly payments. Read about the pros and cons of car loan refinancing and see if there are advantages.

What to Know About Co-signing a Loan

What to Know About Co-signing a Loan

Be sure you realize the financial responsibility you're taking on before co-signing a loan.

Articles about deposit accounts

Your Savings Account

Your Savings Account

Want to save but still have access to your cash whenever you need? A savings account might be right for you.

How to Fill Out a Check

How to Fill Out a Check

Learn how to fill out a check in 6 simple steps.

What is a Money Market Savings Account?

What is a Money Market Savings Account?

These FAQs give you the benefits, strategies, and items to note.

Articles about online security

Online Banking Safety, Security, and Best Practices

Online Banking Safety, Security, and Best Practices

Paying attention to a few details can go a long way toward boosting your online banking security.

Safe Online Shopping Tips to Protect Your Information

Safe Online Shopping Tips to Protect Your Information

Keep your financial information safe when you make purchases online by avoiding unsafe sites and only entering your credit card information to secure sites.

Tips for protecting and using financial cards and ATMs

Tips for protecting and using financial cards and ATMs

Security precautions for using ATM machines and tips for avoiding credit card fraud.

Articles about budgeting

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting it off, you’ve come to the right place.

Budgeting Tips to Help Find the Best Way That Works for You

Budgeting Tips to Help Find the Best Way That Works for You

There's no one right way to budget, start discovering the process that works best for you.

Up To Your Neck in Debt

Up To Your Neck in Debt

Do you find yourself juggling multiple bills and wondering how to make ends meet? Here is some advice to help control your debt.

Banking tips for kids and teens

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Help your children understand credit so they can build healthy financial habits.

Money Management for Teens

Money Management for Teens

Give your teens a solid financial foundation by showing these basic budgeting skills.

Teaching Children to Save and Invest

Teaching Children to Save and Invest

Help children set goals for their money to set up a lifetime of good financial habits.

Calculators

To Consolidate Debt, First Calculate the Loan You Need

To Consolidate Debt, First Calculate the Loan You Need

It's easier to conquer debt when you streamline multiple payments into one place.

Calculate how much credit you can get with a line of credit

Calculate how much credit you can get with a line of credit

Enter your home value and mortgage amount to see what line of credit you qualify for.

Calculate How Long it Will Take to Pay off a Line of Credit

Calculate How Long it Will Take to Pay off a Line of Credit

You can also determine how much of your loan you can pay off in a given time span.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.