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Cyber Security Tips and Tricks

Here are tips from about safely using mobile devices. It’s important to remember our phones store a great deal of personal information and we must use them wisely to protect it. The first step is to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Stop: Make sure security measures are in place. Think: About the consequences of your actions …

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Ah, retirement. If TV commercials are to be believed, you’ll spend it taking long walks on the beach dressed all in white and frolicking in slow motion with well-behaved grandkids. But wait – who’s paying for that beach house and all those white linen shirts? You, that’s who. Are you ready to retire? It’s a …

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Considering an Early Retirement Offer: Should You Take It?

In today’s corporate environment, where cost cutting, restructuring, and downsizing are the norm, many employers are offering their employees early retirement packages. As you near retirement age, you may find yourself confronted with an offer from your employer for early retirement. Your employer may refer to the offer as a “golden handshake” or a “golden …

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Bank Using Our Michigan First Mobile App to Save Time and Money

Sometimes it feels like you’re always on the go, and balancing family, work, school and activities can be a bit challenging at times! If you’re searching for ways to make life easier when schedules are packed, download the Michigan First Mobile app to save yourself time, money and gas. The app allows you to do …

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Buying A Car: New or Used?

  Buying a car can be stressful and even a bit overwhelming. Before you even start to look for some new wheels, though, you need to make a decision: new or used? Here are some things to consider when making your decision. ADVANTAGES OF BUYING A NEW CAR Customization. You can pretty much get whatever you …

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

You thought there would be more time. But your oldest just finished driver’s ed and wants to buy a car. You don’t even get to the cost of insurance part of your argument when you realize you’d lost him at interest rate. Your straight “A” student can barely make change. What happened? Blame invisible money. …

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Insurance in Your 30s: What do You Need?

Your thirties are an exciting time. You might have found a promising career, bought the perfect home or started a family. Your thirties are also an ideal time to shop for insurance. Navigating the ins and outs of the insurance world can get tricky, though, if you don’t have the right information. Here’s what you …

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Auto Insurance Terms You Need to Know

Whether your vehicle is for your business or your home, your auto insurance policy is sure to be riddled with confusing jargon. That’s why Michigan First Insurance Agency is here to help you understand your insurance policy every step of the way. Learn the basics of auto insurance with this glossary: At Fault: The party that …

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How to Save Money on School Supplies

It’s officially back to school season. Parents, can your budget pass the test of buying this year’s school supplies? Don’t worry – we have a study guide that will help you save. See What You Already Have: Odds are most of the school supplies on your list can be found in your home. Before you …

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Budgeting for Special Events

An old friend invites you get drinks Tuesday after work, your niece has a birthday on Saturday, then your neighbor has a housewarming party on Sunday. You look at your credit card and suddenly all of these unexpected special events really added up. Many people focus on cutting grocery bills, debt, and daily coffee when …

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