Learn More About Direct Deposit

It’s easy to take conveniences like direct deposit for granted without fully understanding how it works or why you should use it. You may have questions concerning direct deposit, so we want to make sure you fully understand ...

Elder Financial Abuse Scams to Look Out For

Financial scams against the elderly are on the rise — and getting more sophisticated. Whether you’re looking to protect yourself or others, it’s important to stay informed about the methods that scammers use to swindle people ...

How to Protect Your Financial Information Before a Computer Upgrade

Your old computer may still contain sensitive data like financial information, your Social Security number, passwords and personal files. If you’re planning on getting rid of your old computer, you should first take precautions ...

Should You Buy a Foreclosed Home?

Many home buyers look at foreclosed homes as potentially great deals. However, the reality is that buying a foreclosed house can come with downsides that outweigh the initial advantages. The following are some of the factors to ...

One-Time Close Construction Loans vs. Multiple Loans

In many cases, home improvement is better than moving to another house. Building a larger garage, expanding a wing of your home or erecting an additional bathroom could be a much easier and more cost-effective way of adjusting ...

How to Live on a Fixed Income in Retirement

Before retirement, you probably had the chance to increase your income, such as by earning promotions or changing jobs. But during retirement, it’s more common to live on a fixed monthly income determined by your savings. This ...

Protect Your Online Accounts from Phishing

Phishing is an all too common way for scammers to learn your personal information and access your financial accounts. To help prevent yourself from falling victim to a scam, it’s wise to learn exactly how phishing works. What ...

Planning for a Home Down Payment

Buying a home is a milestone worth celebrating, but it takes planning and preparation before signing the closing documents to ensure the purchase doesn’t become more of a burden than a blessing. Proper planning involves determining ...

Monitoring Your Credit Report

Your credit report holds plenty of valuable information. It can help you understand your spending habits, lend insight into your creditworthiness, and perhaps most importantly, it can enable you to monitor your accounts for fraud. ...

Teaching the Basics of Checking Accounts To Younger Kids

How to handle money is an important life lesson. The sooner you start your child’s financial education, the more knowledgeable and responsible they will be with their money. Opening a checking account for your child is a great ...