Start Building Wealth In Your 20’s

Start Building Wealth In Your 20’s There are so many things to love about being in your 20’s; you have ample time to explore new and exciting career opportunities, and to build independence. You also have valuable time to do something that will be very important when you get older — build your wealth. Here … read more »

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card A “first” credit card can be exciting, tempting and intimidating. Credit cards are a great convenience, but they are also a huge borrowing responsibility. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you get your first credit card and begin to use it. Choosing a credit card … read more »

5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables

5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables (FDIC Consumer News) 1. Think about what should or should not be kept in a bank’s safe deposit box. Good candidates include originals of key documents, such as birth certificates, property deeds, car titles, and U.S. Savings Bonds that haven’t been converted … read more »

Smart (Phone) Ways to Simplify your Life

Smart (Phone) Ways to Simplify your Life You know it can help you take and make phone calls, access email, take pictures, surf the Web, get driving directions, and even play your favorite music. But are you aware of just how smart your smart phone really is? Today’s smart phones have features and apps available … read more »

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Take a Closer Look at Mobile Banking

What’s new, how you can benefit, and how to protect yourself from security risks. With advances in technology, financial institutions are now increasingly providing customers the ability to use mobile phones for banking transactions and to pay for just about anything from a retail purchase to a restaurant bill you’re splitting with friends. “Mobile phones … read more »

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“Link-in” the Job You Want

How to leverage the power of the most powerful professional network: It may not be as fun as sharing silly memes on Facebook. Or posting pictures of your last vacation on Instagram. But, when it comes to helping you find a job, it’s one of the most useful social networking sites available today. It’s LinkedIn, … read more »

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Wanna Get Away — With Less Expensive Airfare?

Planning to take off this season? Whether you’re thinking about visiting loved ones, relaxing on a tropical island, or hitting the mountains for skiing, it’s important to shop around for the best travel deals, especially airfare. Shopping for flights can feel a little like playing the stock market. One day, prices are up, the next … read more »

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Automate Your Financial Life

8 easy ways to get more out of your money in less time Doing more in less time; you know that’s how technology can help you work smarter. But do you realize you can use it to bank smarter, too — and get more out of your money in a lot less time? Here are … read more »

7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials

7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is much more complicated. Here are a few … read more »

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