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How to Avoid Identity Theft

You’ve worked hard for the things you have under your name – it’s more than a sinking feeling to find out that someone has stolen your belongings, finances, and identity. It can be a real pain to try and sort it all out once it happens.…
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Early Direct Deposit

Direct deposit has gone from being a cutting-edge feature to the default for most workers and employers, and it’s no surprise why. It eliminates the hassle of cashing your check at the bank. Instead, your employer pays you electronically and…
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How Much to Save Each Month

“I don’t have the money” is a common phrase we hear or say when there’s an option to purchase something that doesn’t necessarily align with our financial goals or budget. But is it because we are actually broke or are we trying to…
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Financial Spring Cleaning

Spring is the season for cleaning and that shouldn’t just end at home. Your finances should go through a little spring cleaning themselves. Having an organized financial life can help you better understand the flow of your money. Tracking…
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Is Contactless Payment Safe?

Thanks to COVID-19, most of us really don’t want to hand our card to someone or touch a potentially contaminated PIN pad on a POS device.   Questions about passing germs and touching common surfaces have boiled to the top of our everyday…
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How to Keep More of Your Paycheck

Budgeting your paycheck is something everyone should do, but it doesn’t mean everybody does. Sometimes, the hardest thing about saving is starting. If you find yourself spending beyond your paycheck, stretching it way too thin, or not contributing…
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NFC Payment

Have you ever seen that icon on your credit card with frequency wave-like lines, similar to the WiFi icon, but sideways? That means your card is enabled for NFC payment. But what exactly does that mean? What is NFC? Near Field Communication…
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What Does it Mean to be FDIC Insured?

If you’ve ever opened a savings or checking account at a banking institution, you’ve likely stumbled across the phrase “FDIC insured”, but what does that mean for you and your assets? What Does it Mean to be FDIC Insured? The term…
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Customized Security

The Appeal of Online Finance Simplifying your financial life on an app offers unique opportunities that a physical branch can not match.  At any time, any day, any device, and anywhere in the world, you can access your account balances,…
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Organizing Your Financial Life

The end of the year and/or beginning of the next year is usually a time when finances and money seem to be top-of-mind. Often when we think about money, we think about how to best manage it and stay organized. As you take this time to figure…