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Is the Money in My Account Safe?

2023-03-16T20:08:41+00:00March 16th, 2023|

Your financial institution is one of the safest places to store your hard-earned cash. The best part? All you have to do is open an account. Your Money is Protected There are two organizations, both backed by the United States government, that insure your money at participating institutions. The FDIC (Federal Deposit

SMART LIVING: Teaching Children About Money

2022-11-23T15:59:52+00:00November 23rd, 2022|

Whether you’re teaching finances to your kids, your grandkids, or those of a loved one, it’s absolutely essential to teach children how to manage the money they have and invest for the future. Spending An understanding of spending, including the ability to budget for and track it, is perhaps the most essential

8 Internet Safety Rules for Kids

2022-10-28T15:45:02+00:00October 12th, 2022|

Protect kids from online threats by teaching them internet safety rules on cyberbullying, scams, personal info, & online predators. Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and internet scams are on the rise—how can we help kids navigate the internet safely? Since the internet has grown integral to communities worldwide, the question is not how do we help

Cybersecurity Best Practices

2022-10-28T15:44:06+00:00October 7th, 2022|

Cybersecurity Best Practices Scammers use phone calls, email, or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or other important information. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts.  Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2022-10-07T12:56:10+00:00October 7th, 2022|

Whenever you’re online, you're sharing information, whether you mean to or not. It's up to you to protect your data, your privacy, and your identity. While it's likely that you access the internet nearly every single day, that doesn't mean that you can let your guard down when it comes to your cybersecurity.

Playing the long game in business and life

2022-03-17T14:11:01+00:00March 2nd, 2022|

There is an oft-repeated urban legend that when asked to name the greatest invention in human history, Albert Einstein simply replied, “compound interest.” Depending on the source, perhaps he called compound interest the 8th wonder of the world. What he actually said does not matter. We all know that compounding is a powerful thing. As a banker,

To Buy or Not to Buy?

2021-11-10T16:49:21+00:00November 10th, 2021|

They say there’s no place like home, but does that mean you have to purchase one to get the benefits? Just like everything else, buying a home has its pros and cons. Pros of Buying a Home Fulfilling a DreamThere’s a reason buying a home is considered a major part of the American Dream. It’s

Best Practices for Using a Credit Card

2021-09-28T13:53:15+00:00September 28th, 2021|

By properly managing a credit card, you can earn rewards and build your credit score, all while making your regular purchases. Get the Right Card The first step to best using a credit card is to get the right one. That means doing your research. You should consider your spending habits and priorities

Three Jar Allowance For Kids

2021-08-24T15:32:06+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

The sooner you teach your children the basics about budgeting, the better, and the three jar money system is a great way to get started. Kids and Money To learn how to manage money in the three jar system, kids need some money to manage. How they get that money can vary.

Teach Financial Literacy at Home

2021-08-23T20:43:17+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

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 — so let your kids in on the conversation. WHAT IS FINANCIAL LITERACY? Financial literacy includes many different financial skills and concepts; to be financially literate

Teach your kids to be life-long savers

2021-05-11T15:27:02+00:00April 21st, 2021|

The idea of saving isn’t always as tangible as putting money in a piggy bank or opening up a youth savings account, especially for kids. In celebration of Earth Day, here are 5 lessons for your kids that pair saving and conservation. 1. Turn off the water. Teach them to turn off

Saving With A Purpose

2021-08-16T17:34:55+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Coach: Saving With a Purpose HOW IT WORKS Saving with a purpose is the secret to making your goals a reality. This Coach session will help you set concrete savings goals and show you how much you need to save every month to reach them. To begin the Coach session, select Get Started. Next, follow along,

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