How to Avoid Pay Day Loan Fraud

The bank has noticed an upswing in this type of fraud and would like to help educate our customers as to how this occurs, and what you can do to protect…

Best Ways to Fund Spring Home Repairs

Now that spring has blossomed into full-on allergy mode, the time we spend outside is even more appreciated — especially with the help of a good antihistamine.…

Building a Credit Score from Scratch

Young adults starting out on their own often bump into a cold fact of financial life: Having no credit history can limit your options just as much as having…

19 Ways to Save on a Wedding

First comes love, then comes paying for the wedding. Weddings cost an average of $35,329 nationally — excluding the honeymoon — according to The Knot's…

Short-Term Saving Tips for Summer Vacation

With summer drawing closer, your vacation may arrive before you’ve got the money to pay for it. But there are some quick changes you can make now to…

Best Ways to Use a Tax Refund

Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That's not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching,…

Smart Money: Best Moves for 20-Something Investors

When it comes to investing early in life, you likely have two things on your side: time and flexibility. Although a 2015 survey found that most millennials…

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As Americans begin the process of filing tax returns, identity thieves are scheming to get their hands on that money. Tax identity theft has been the most…

Protect Yourself Against a Sweetheart Scam

As we prepare for Valentine’s Day, we would like to take the opportunity to share a new trend in fraud – the Sweetheart Scam. Unfortunately,…