Cyber Tip: Sun, Sand, and Cybersecurity

Cyber Tip: Sun, Sand, and Cybersecurity

June, 2017 | Volume 12, Issue 6 School’s out and the beach and mountains are calling. It is that time of the year when so many of us pack our bags and hit the open road or head to the airport for a well-earned vacation. We may be ready to take a break from our normal...
Saving Money & Investing in Your Future

Saving Money & Investing in Your Future

The idea of saving money and investing in your future is an admirable thought. An individualized plan puts you in charge of reasons to save and how to do it. Several steps and rules will make it easier to accomplish. Like most plans, you’ll want to succeed and move...
Pros and Cons of Using Personal Loans for Vacation

Pros and Cons of Using Personal Loans for Vacation

Maui sure looks good this time of year! What do you do when you have toiled away for 365 days and sincerely need some rest and relaxation, but you don’t quite have the funds for such a trip? Surprisingly, there are personal loans out there for that. Who knew? Personal...
Cyber Tips: Are You Really Being Secure Online?

Cyber Tips: Are You Really Being Secure Online?

May, 2017 | Volume 12, Issue 5 Browsing the web and interacting with websites in a secure fashion is immensely important in today’s connected world. Everyday things like online banking, shopping, and submitting your taxes involve sharing financial and sensitive...
Fine Tuning Your Finances

Fine Tuning Your Finances

Financial experts consistently agree that – at least once each year – you should fine-tune your finances. This monetary tune-up will provide you with a big picture of how you are saving, spending, and investing. It is a comprehensive reflection of your behaviors and...
The Advantages of Local Banking

The Advantages of Local Banking

In the past several years, millions of individuals in the nation have transitioned from utilizing the big, faceless banking empire to small, community-based, local banking institutions. In a world of economic turmoil and consistent financial complications for the...
The Young Adult’s Guide to Avoiding Fraud

The Young Adult’s Guide to Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud is a tricky business. Criminals utilize a broad array of cunning tactics to defraud millions upon millions of people each and every single year. These scoundrels often combine popular old tricks with new technology in order to convince individuals to...
‘Money Smart’ Program Teaches Finance to Older Adults

‘Money Smart’ Program Teaches Finance to Older Adults

The Money Smart for Older Adults training program – also referred to as “MSOA” – is a special educational endeavor which was created by the collaboration of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FDIC. The curriculum contains an abundance of information and...