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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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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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Investing vs Speculating

“We engage in the folly of short-term speculation and eschew the wisdom of long-term investing.  We ignore the real diamonds of simplicity, seeking instead the illusory rhinestones of complexity.” - John C. Bogle, Enough: True Measures…
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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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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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Are Mobile Banking Apps Safe?

  Switching to online banking has its obvious perks, most notably, having complete access to the bank and features without having to physically go into your local brick-and-mortar. However, mobile banking apps still have…
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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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Emergency Fund vs Savings

Life happens and we’re not always prepared for it financially. That’s why it’s important to keep an emergency fund as well as a savings account – and to know the difference between the two. Here we explain the difference between an emergency…