First Timer's Guide

We’ll show you how easy it is.

Getting your finances on track doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Whether you’re ready to give budgeting a shot, are thinking of buying your first car or home, or want to start saving for a dream vacation or your retirement, we’re ready to help.

Our First Timer’s Guides are full of information and tools to get started, and our financial experts will work with you to bring your entire financial picture into focus. We’ll help you build a plan that’s a perfect fit for you, so you can finally start your savings, pay down your debt, and make that first major purchase. With our sound advice, you’ll see how easy it is to get SMART with your money.

First Timer Guides:

Guide to Credit Cards: When used the right way, your credit card can be your new financial BFF. We can show you how.
Guide to Retirement: Planning and saving for your eventual retirement is the ultimate long game. A little bit of strategy now can lead to a more winning future. And we’re here to help you get there.
Guide to Home Buying: You’re looking for your first home. We’re here to help prepare you.
Guide to Budgeting: Starting a budget can actually save you money. We’re here to help make it simple.
Guide to Saving & Investing: Starting your savings can be easy. We’ll show you how.
Guide to Vehicle Purchasing: You want to get going in your first car. We’ll show you the best way to get there.

For information on budgeting or to view our expert articles that will help you with your financial planning, please visit our Planning and Advice page.