Online Finance Basics

In these challenging times, you may not feel as comfortable visiting your financial institution. A great way to stay on top of your financial needs without the risk of going out is online and mobile banking. This convenient feature ...

Should you Sell or Trade In Your Car?

When it’s time to buy a new car, you’ll have plenty of decisions to make— such as figuring out what to do with your old vehicle. Most of the time, you’ll have to choose between selling your car privately and trading it ...

Three Things You Should Know Before Consolidating Debt

Consolidating debt is a common and proven debt management strategy. In short, it involves combining multiple debts into a single payment, making your overall debt easier to handle. It may even reduce total debt via lower interest ...

Entertaining Family Fun Night Ideas

Keeping kids entertained can be a daunting task. But you can go beyond watching movies, playing board games, and relying on video games for every family fun night. Here’s a look at some ideas for safe, simple, and affordable ...

The Financial Accounts Everyone Should Consider

Diving into the choppy waters of financial planning can feel intimidating, especially when you realize just how many types of accounts there are. Thankfully, many experts agree that there are a few accounts everybody should consider ...

Common Auto Financing Terms

Whether you’re shopping for your first car or a newer model, the first thing you should do before visiting the dealership is to establish financing options. Enlighten yourself with these basic auto financing terms so you know ...

What Is Collateral and Why Is It Important

The fundamental difference between a secured and unsecured loan is the collateral requirement. But what is collateral? Why is it important? And what is a lien? You’ll learn all about it below. Definition of collateral Collateral ...

Don’t Forget These Hidden College Costs

College costs go far beyond tuition — according to a study by the College Board, 61 percent of college costs go towards expenses other than tuition. While you may begin your academic career expecting to pay for books, room and ...

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Savings Accounts

When you want to securely store your money, you can choose to open one or more savings accounts at a financial institution. If you’re unsure how many accounts to open, it’s a good idea to keep the advantages and disadvantages ...

The True Cost of Teen Drivers

That magical moment when your teenager reaches driving age can be both exciting and stressful. While you’re thrilled that your child is now old enough to get behind the wheel, the reality of what that means will quickly begin ...