Announcement: Richmond’s Prudential Slater James River REALTORS® Acquired by PenFed Realty, LLC

Two leading firms join to bring Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to greater Richmond Metro area.

Richmond, Va., November 20, 2014—PenFed Realty, LLC (PFR) today announced the news of its most recent acquisition of leading Richmond area real estate brokerage, Prudential Slater James River REALTORS® (PSJR). Operations under PSJR’s new branding, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, will begin Feb. 1, 2015. Read more ›

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Your FICO Score Explained

Your FICO Score Explained

Whether you’re buying a home, getting a car loan, or looking for a new credit card, your FICO Score — or, more generally, your credit score — is key to getting approved for credit. But just what does this term mean, how can you find out what yours is, and what can you do to improve it? Contrary to popular belief, your FICO score isn’t complicated. We’ll break down this financial terminology for you so you can gain better control of your finances.

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Press Release: New York Giants Running Back Rashad Jennings Carries the Ball for PenFed

Alexandria, Va., November 14, 2014—New York Giants running back, Rashad Jennings, recently helped Pentagon Federal Credit Union’s (PenFed) Visa Promise Card promotion gain some yardage at New York City’s Veterans Day Parade. The Giants’ rusher donned a PenFed ball cap and shirt and posed with fans on Veterans Day for a promotion of the PenFed Promise Card Challenge Sweepstakes at the parade. Read more ›

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What You Should Know About Buying A Used Car


What You Should Know About Buying A Used Car

If you’re in the market for a new (or newer) car, but have a strict budget to stick to, then the lower cost of used cars can be particularly appealing. However, unlike buying a brand new car off a dealer’s lot, it can be difficult to know exactly where a used car has been or how it’s been treated… which means some special considerations need to be made before you buy.

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When should I start my child’s Coverdell account?

Should you start a Coverdell educational savings account for your child?

Every day with a young family presents new financial priorities: a bigger car seat, entirely new winter wardrobes in larger sizes for each child, another doctor’s visit, and another $10 check to the PTA for the latest school event. . . Sure, parents realize that saving for college is an important goal—but how can it compare to the barrage of everyday priorities parents face every single day?

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