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Scams that target the elderly

Scams that target the elderly

Scams are becoming universal. You’ve probably experienced a few suspect calls, emails, or texts yourself. Typically, the attempt to get you to disclose sensitive information or download malware. However, there are some types of fraud that target the elderly...

how to send money with Zelle safely

how to send money with Zelle safely

Zelle® is a fast, safe and easy way to send and receive money with people you trust, like your babysitter, your fellow PTA mom, your son’s soccer coach, or your coworker. Whether you just enrolled with Zelle® or have been an active user for a while, there...

Tips to avoid prominent forms of fraud

Tips to avoid prominent forms of fraud

As our daily lives move online more and more, nefarious scammers are on the lookout for their next victim. Their goal is to trick you into sending them your hard-earned money electronically. So how do you avoid these types of scams and keep your money safe? We will go...

Five reasons you should be using Online BillPay

Five reasons you should be using Online BillPay

Bills. We all have them. Maybe you pay yours by visiting your phone carrier’s website each month or your internet provider withdraws the amount automatically from your account. You’ve been making these sorts of payments for so long that they are second nature. Can you...

Understanding Market Downturns

Understanding Market Downturns

For prepared investors, market downturns can represent great opportunity.Nearly everywhere you turn, from friends and colleagues to cable news shows, you can find someone with a strong opinion about the financial markets. People will often use specific terms, such as...

Make these smart moves with your child tax credit payments

Make these smart moves with your child tax credit payments

Beginning July 15th, the IRS will pay out half of the total child tax credit amounts for 2021 in advance monthly payments. The remaining child tax credit can be claimed when individuals file their 2021 income tax returns. This extra money will provide a financial...

The Safe and Secure Way to Pay: Mobile Wallets

The Safe and Secure Way to Pay: Mobile Wallets

Mobile technology has been the driving force behind many great advancements made in the last decade. Your smartphone is not only a phone, but also a powerful tool that can help you calculate a tip at a restaurant, take a picture anytime, or even read a book - it’s...

Why a HELOC might be right for you

Why a HELOC might be right for you

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a good way to utilize the equity you have in your home to make a large purchase that otherwise is difficult to save up for. A credit limit will be established based on your home’s current valuation.  With a HELOC you not only...

Your guide to summer home maintenance

Your guide to summer home maintenance

The joy of homeownership is a feeling like no other. The sense of pride that comes with owning your home is hard to come by elsewhere. With that, however, comes maintenance. Think of maintaining your home as a way of protecting your investment, because that’s what it...

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