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Finding Real Scholarships and Avoiding Scams

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Each year, students looking to continue their education begin the hunt for scholarships to help ease their financial stress. With the multitude of websites claiming to provide scholarships, how can you spot the fakes from the legitimate ones? We’ve compiled a short list of red flags to help you distinguish the fakes from the real deals
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Budget-friendly vacation

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

When it comes to vacation, many people think they can't afford or make the time for one. A vacation doesn't have to be a globetrotting international trip or an extravagant Instagram worthy getaway. It can be time off enjoying your own city.  (Or if you are like some on our team, having time off to lounge around is a great luxury.) So what do you do when you only have a small amount of money or you’re short on time?
Car Accident

Life Happens, Are You Covered?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Insurance should be part of your financial plan. Finding a policy that fits both your budget and provides you the coverage you need can give you peace of mind today and financial relief when the unexpected occurs. It is important to set yourself up early with good insurance so you will have the coverage in place, should you need it in the future. That isn’t to say you can’t purchase insurance later in life; it just may cost you more.
Children Counting Coins in Savings Jar

Tips for Educating Your Children about Saving

Friday, May 10, 2019

Teaching your kids to save money is an important part of parenting. Many people graduate from high school and college with no concept of how to save money. You can teach your children to save money at almost any age. Here are some tips to help:
Saving Gas Gas Pump

Tips for Saving Gas

Friday, May 3, 2019

Paying for gas can be a significant expense. Gas prices are always fluctuating, and when it comes to saving gas, you have full control. The way you drive and maintain your vehicle can impact its fuel consumption. You can use the following tips to help minimize your car's fuel consumption and maximize your savings.
New Parents with Baby

Financial Tips for New Parents

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Becoming a parent is an exciting time in your life. It's a phase where you are happy and nervous at the same time. You may have been preparing for this event for a long time, but when you actually experience it, things sometimes seem uncontrollable and terrifying.
Retirement

Retirement Planning Tips

Saturday, April 6, 2019

It is necessary to have a plan for when you retire, but where do you start? One of the first steps that you can take is estimating the income that it will cost to fund your retirement. This is not as easy as it sounds. Your plan will depend on what your retirement goals and needs are. Learn more about your retirement needs.
8 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Budget

8 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Budget

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sticking to a budget can be difficult for anybody. Most of us start the month off with the best intentions of saving money and managing our spending, however, at the end of the month, many of us find out that we have exceeded our spending limit.  Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you stick to your budget and become more diligent about your spending habits. 
Understanding Your Credit Report

Understanding Your Credit Report

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ever wonder what all goes into your credit score? Or are you curious about how your credit score impacts you? Learn about what factors determine your credit score and more.
Account Balance for Overdrafts

Understanding Your Account Balance

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Your checking account has two kinds of balances: the Current Balance and the Available Balance.  You can review both balances when you review your account online, at an ATM, by phone, or at a branch.