About LaMont Swinson

With a background in banking, marketing and sports, LaMont brings a useful blend of skills to the table. Thanks to his experience as branch manager at a local credit union, LaMont is particularly familiar with personal finance topics and can serve as a helpful partner to his clients. In addition to helping his clients, LaMont enjoys educating kids on personal finance topics, having volunteered at high schools across southwest Oregon as a credit education and financial responsibility speaker.As a former All-American college basketball player and Cascade Conference Player of the Year (2000), LaMont understands the importance of working as part of a team. LaMont has also served as a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Southwestern Oregon Community College, where he also serves on the alumni board and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2019.

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The 20% Myth: Understanding Down Payments

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