U.S. Savings Bond Basics

Originally started as a way to raise money for the U.S. government during the Great Depression, savings bonds have been a popular form of investment ever since. Whether you’re confused about what to do with the ones your grandparents ...

What Happens to a Loan if a Cosigner Dies?

Cosigning is when two or more people borrow on a loan together. While this is often done because one of the individuals’ credit history isn’t strong enough to acquire the loan on their own, it’s also a viable strategy for ...

Picking Up The Pieces After Storms Damage Your Home

Whether wind, snow, hail, or a hurricane damaged your home, recovering from a storm is a complicated process. Even if the damage was minimal, figuring out how to repair the problem, get compensation for your loss, and deal with ...

Budgeting for a Big Vacation

Want to take a big trip after it’s safe to travel but don’t think your bank account can support it? Effective budgeting can help you plan and save the money for a vacation even when finances are tight. Regardless of where ...

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 ...

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 ...

Steering Clear of Student Aid Scams

Between sending out applications, picking a major and securing funding for your education, preparing for college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of scammers that are ready and willing to take advantage ...

Finding the Perfect Business Location

Every entrepreneur is familiar with the old adage, “Location is everything.” No matter the quality of your products or services, if your clients can’t get to them, you won’t have much luck in business. Don’t let a bad ...

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 ...

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 ...