Author: Josh Kroll

What Auto Loan Can I Afford?

You need a car, but how how much can you actually afford? This interactive Coach starts by walking you through a reasonable monthly payment, based on your income and expenses, then shows you a purchase price range that fits your budget. You’ll learn more about auto loans and leases, including interest rates and terms, down […]

Mortgage Application Checklist

One of the most tedious parts of home buying is gathering the right documentation, but prepping beforehand makes it that much easier. The documents required for a mortgage application can be categorized by type: Proof of Income/Employment, Proof of Assets, Credit History, and Residential History. These give potential lenders a glimpse into your situation so […]

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Your Tax Return Pre-Game

Filing taxes can be intimidating—but not when you have a game plan. In this Coach session, learn the basics of filing your taxes, and how key factors like filing status, deductions, and credits influence what you owe (or get back!). To begin, click here. Follow the prompts, answer the questions, and provide information when asked. […]

Refinancing Loans

Making payments on a loan with suboptimal terms can make you feel trapped. Luckily, refinancing can help you find more suitable terms for the loan.Essentially, refinancing replaces an old loan with a new one with terms that are better for your situation. But it’s not all fanfare and applause—there are tradeoffs associated with refinancing. What Can Be […]

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Financial Wellness Assessment

Our unique financial wellness assessment lets you take a step back, analyze your spending, budgeting, and saving habits so you can reflect on how you’re currently managing personal finances. This assessment addresses your individual financial decisions and goals before giving you recommendations on where you can improve and how to get started. It also provides […]


To Buy or Not to Buy?

Investing is like life: nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you’re planning to buy a home, you probably have good reasons for your decision. It may be that you share the feeling that owning your own home is a key part of the American dream. But there are also financial issues involved in buying real estate […]

Teach Financial Literacy at Home

It’s crucial for your family to know the basics of financial literacy, but how do you approach teaching them? Luckily, you’re making financial decisions every day—you simply need to let your kids in on the conversation. Make it real.  Teaching financial literacy doesn’t have to be a formalized lesson for your family. Experience is often […]

Dealer Relationships

We make it easy to shop, buy, and drive your car home all on the same day; but we don’t do it alone. We value the relationships that we’ve built with local auto and RV dealers, and that allows you to save money on the purchase and gain convenience through the process. Applying for financing […]

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Park Side is a pioneer in the nonprofit world, adding value and stability to the foundational structure of our local towns and cities. Through strategic philanthropy and the idea of people helping people, we seek to engage more members and build stronger communities. The progressive Park Side Partner Program has created an unparalleled network of […]

Smart Money

We absolutely support your desire to attain a high level of financial wisdom and we not only provide products and services geared toward that purpose, Park Side also offers an experiential online financial literacy platform to assist you in navigating your journey toward financial wellness. Through responsive coaches, articles, loan calculators, and real-life simulations, our […]