Financial Education

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Automatic Deductions & Payments

The best way to save money and/or make loan payments. Having funds transferred automatically is a great way to help you budget. We offer a few different automatic transfer options so you don’t even have to…
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Getting Your First Checking Account

Be a checking account smartypants. Here is some basic, yet important, info you need to open a checking account. Not handling a checking account properly can screw up your credit, cost a ton in fees…
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Getting Married

Make a smooth financial transition into married bliss. So, you’ve fallen in love! AND you’re engaged! Congrats! Now, make a vow to be on good financial footing as you start your married life together. Having…
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Losing a Loved One

It’s hard to think about anything when your heart hurts. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, finances are probably the last thing you want to think about. Take the time to grieve, and let…
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Make a Budget

A budget is your friend. (Seriously. The responsible one who'll take care of you when you get a little crazy in Vegas.) If you want to get more out of your hard-earned dollars and stay…
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Using Credit

Give yourself some credit and learn to use credit safely. Credit: noun \ˈkre-dit\ A contractual agreement in which a borrower receives something of value now and agrees to repay the lender at a later date.…
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Improve Your Credit

If you have less than perfect credit, it might feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. We understand that if feels like a slow and overwhelming task to improve your credit. It ispossible…
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Manage Debt

Got debt? Let’s learn how to pay it down! Sometimes going into debt is like gaining weight: so gradual that you don’t even notice. Sometimes it’s a product of life coming at you too fast:…
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Avoiding Identity Theft & Fraud

Protect your identity. Identity theft can occur when someone gets their grubby little hands on your personal information, such as your Social Security number, date of birth, address and/or financial account numbers. An identity thief…
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Protecting our elders

As much as we try to avoid sad topics, occasionally they just can’t be avoided. There is a growing trend of scams and schemes that are targeted against older Americans, and more and more of…