Top 10 Fraud Prevention Dos and Don’ts

DO 1. DO be observant when withdrawing cash from ATMs Look for wobbly parts and malfunctioning screens as these may indicate the presence of a card skimmer. Contact your card issuer immediately if you accidentally insert a card into a suspicious ATM. 2. DO know your daily balance for checking and savings accounts Even better, […]

Student Discounts You Can Actually Use

Between astronomical tuition bills, piles of textbooks to purchase, foods costs and supplies, being a college student is definitely not cheap. Lucky for you, there are loads of companies out there that think you deserve a budgeting break. Here are five of the best student discounts out there. 1. AMAZON Amazon’s got it all – […]

7 Steps to Get Out of Debt

Debt is a common factor in modern life. This can be good or bad, depending on your financial situation and personal goals. Each person or family needs to decide the level of financial risk that they want to have or can manage. Some debt can actually be used to build credit and improve your credit […]

The Feeling of Financial Freedom

Everyone has a goal of being financially stable. Do you want more than that? Maybe you want to build a palace-sized mansion someplace beautiful. Maybe you want to travel the world. Maybe you just want to sleep in on weekdays and not report to anyone. All of these dreams have one thing in common: They’re […]

20 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

We all want to show our dads that we care on Father’s Day. What can you get him that he doesn’t already have? Do something that shows how well you know and appreciate your dad. Here are 20 ways you can honor your dad, or father-figure, this Father’s Day. Get fishing licenses for both of […]

4 Tips on Teaching Kids About Money

Kids and teens spending their money as fast as it comes in is a common issue. Difficult as it is to face, children learn the lessons we don’t want them to learn better than they learn the ones we try so hard to teach. Here are some quick tips on how to get the conversation […]

Need a vacation? Start a savings account!

Open a Vacation Savings account today! Reach your goal $1 a time. Whether you want to travel the world, sit on a beach, climb a mountain, or drive cross-country, we can help you get there with a separate savings account. No touching it until you’re ready to pack your bags though! If you need some help getting […]

Charity Check-Up: Know Where Your Money Goes

It’s that time of the year again: The season of giving, looking ahead to New Year’s resolutions, and the start of tax time has many of us looking for a place to donate money. It can be difficult to figure out which charity is most deserving of your money and how to make your charitable donations work best […]

Stay Safe While Spending on Black Friday

Q: I’m an incurable bargain hunter and I thrive on finding incredible deals. I’m really looking forward to Black Friday, but I worry about the risks. From the possibility of being trampled or getting into a fistfight with a fellow shopper, to the chance that my shopping bags will be stolen or that my debit […]