Financial Education

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How to Keep from Overspending Online

Use these tips to manage your online shopping habit. With everything going on in the world, unsurprisingly, online shopping is on the rise. (It’s been steadily increasing anyway, but now it’s booming!) In the United…
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Home Repair Emergency Fund

Build emergency home repairs into your savings plan. Hot water heater failures. Leaky toilets. Loose shingles. These are the kinds of unexpected home repairs that need immediate attention to keep a small problem from getting…
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Getting Your First Loan

All about that loan. Applying for your first loan is an exciting step on the way to financial independence. At the same time, loans can be confusing... and making a mistake with your finances early…
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Getting Your First Credit Card

Handle your new credit like a boss. Credit cards provide a great way to build a credit history while learning to manage your money, They can also be lifesavers in an emergency. At the same…
Financial Unity in Marriage

Financial Unity in Marriage

Money doesn’t have to come between you. Statistics show that the leading cause of divorce, second only to infidelity, is money problems. It should come as no surprise that two people who come together may…
Financial Planning for a Health Emergency

Financial Planning for a Health Emergency

Don’t let health woes turn into financial woes. No one really wants to think about getting in a car accident or becoming seriously ill, but a health emergency can happen at any time. And health…
Recognizing Phishing Scams

Recognizing Phishing Scams

Avoid getting caught in phishing scams. Phishing is when a scammer tries to get you to share sensitive personal information — such as your Social Security number, passwords, and account numbers — via email, text…
Beware of Tax Scams

Beware of Tax Scams

Learn to recognize the signs of tax scams. Tax scams aren’t limited to “tax season.” All year long, fraudsters take to the phones and claim to be Internal Revenue Service employees, complete with official-sounding titles…
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Maximizing Your New Job Benefits

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the brutal interviews. You’ve conquered the awkward negotiating process. Now it’s time to start that new, fabulous job of yours! Here are 10 valuable ways you can get the most…
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Mobile Banking Tutorial Videos

See how easy it is to use mobile banking! New to mobile banking? We've got your back! Check out the first video to learn how to enroll in our online banking system via our mobile…