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Financial Education

Welcome to the Champlain National Bank Financial Education Center!

We know you face important financial decisions every day and we are here to help!  Our courses will equip you with the critical knowledge and skills you need to make the financial decisions that are best for you.

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MORTGAGE MODIFICATIONS

Whether youíre getting ready to buy your first home, a current homeowner looking to reduce payments, or maybe youíre behind on payments and need help - itís good to know your options.  Find out how you can leverage mortgage modifications to prevent future financial strain and alleviate any you may already be experiencing.

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CONSIDERING HOME OWNERSHIP

Owning a home is a major financial decision that can feel exciting yet intimidating.  Itís important to explore the benefits and costs associated with homeownership, which is what this short course will help you do!

 

 

MORTGAGES

This course includes a discussion of the pros and cons to homeownership and an overview of mortgages, including the steps to take when securing a loan.

 

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How to Resolve Identity Theft

IDENTITY PROTECTION

This course will help you learn about consumer fraud and identity theft, specifically how to identify it, and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of these crimes.

 

 

EMERGENCY SAVINGS

Explore how small changes to your daily routine can add up to large savings over time.  Build a tailored Action Plan to help you meet your savings goals.

 

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CREDIT SCORES AND REPORTS

This course deals with credit scores, including why they are important, how they are calculated, and how people can exercise good habits to protect or improve their credit scores.

 

 

CHECKING NAVIGATOR

This online course will provide you with some general information to help you better understand how checking accounts work, how to better manage a checking account, and how to avoid overdraft fees.

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Money Management kit

MONEY MANAGEMENT KIT

This printable kit includes tips for better money management, a personal budget planner and step-by-step instructions for balancing your bank account.  Also includes great resources to further learn about managing your money.