Credit, Savings, Checking, and Loans Tips

State Farm® offers credit and loan tips to help you plan for the future.

Checking and Savings

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It's Your Money - Access it Easily with a Checking Account

It's Your Money - Access it Easily with a Checking Account

This introduction to checking accounts explains what features to seek and avoid.

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.

Banking tips for children

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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.

Get Your Young Kids Saving for College

Get Your Young Kids Saving for College

Teach your kids good financial habits.

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

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

Credit tips to help ensure you meet financial goals

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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.

Monitor Your Credit Report Without Leaving Your Couch

Monitor Your Credit Report Without Leaving Your Couch

Staying informed about your credit report could stop credit fraud and identity theft.

Banking

Simple Ways to Banking Online More Safely

Simple Ways to Banking Online More Safely

Dos and don'ts for smoothly navigating the most convenient and popular banking method.

Purchases and Online Security

Purchases and Online Security

When buying online, heed these tips and avoid becoming a victim of fraud or theft.

Tips for protect using financial cards and ATMs

Tips for protect using financial cards and ATMs

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

Lose Your Wallet? Identity Theft or Fraud May Follow

Lose Your Wallet? Identity Theft or Fraud May Follow

Take action when your finances and safety are compromised with a lost wallet.

What is Identity Fraud?

What is Identity Fraud?

Find out what exactly constitutes identity fraud, and what this all-too-common crime means for you.

Child Identity Theft: A Hidden But Real Danger

Child Identity Theft: A Hidden But Real Danger

Thieves use children's information for credit fraud, so don't let it go undiscovered.

Budgeting tips to help you create and maintain a budget

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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.

Money Tips: How to Keep a Holiday Budget

Money Tips: How to Keep a Holiday Budget

End-of-year discretionary spending can quickly spiral out of control. Here’s a look at common mistakes and tricks to stick to a budget.

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.

Tips for selecting loans that fits within financial goals

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What Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

What Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

If you enter public service, you may qualify to have part of your school loan waived.

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.

You Refinanced Your Home. But What About Your Car?

You Refinanced Your Home. But What About Your Car?

Interest rates are still near historic lows, but those rates also may make it wise to refinance your car loan.

4 Ways to Help Teens Establish Credit

4 Ways to Help Teens Establish Credit

Get your teen off to a good start with their own savings, secured credit card and more.

Money Management for Teens

Money Management for Teens

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

Tips for managing finances when your kids move home

Tips for managing finances when your kids move home

Help your kids develop smart financial habits while staying mindful of your own finances.

Start Out Strong with 4 Financial Priorities for Young Adults

Start Out Strong with 4 Financial Priorities for Young Adults

Focusing on these factors will make a huge difference in preparing for your future.

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

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

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.

Calculate Monthly Payments on a Loan and Line of Credit

Calculate Monthly Payments on a Loan and Line of Credit

This online tool offers insight into the monthly amounts that will be due on your loan.

Calculate the Boost to Savings by Giving Up Expenses

Calculate the Boost to Savings by Giving Up Expenses

Eat out less or wait longer to buy a new car, then invest it and tally up the savings.

Compare Home Equity Tax Savings with This Calculator

Compare Home Equity Tax Savings with This Calculator

Which gives better savings, a home equity loan or line of credit? Find out with this tool.

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.