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Holidays Scams and Schemes

December 1, 2022 Personal insights

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, comes new fraud and scams that can impact you. Around this time of the year, there is an increase in deposit fraud, job scams, account takeover, and counterfeit check activity that can involve your bank accounts – but there are other scams to be aware of, too. As your trusted financial partner, …

Funding Your Home Improvements with a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

October 31, 2022 Personal insights

Home improvement projects can be sizable undertakings. Whether trying to sell or just looking to spruce things up, the financial commitment can get as steep as the project itself. Have you considered using your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to tackle your next home improvement project? Your HELOC is a revolving loan with an open credit line …

Just the Facts: Why Debt Consolidation is a Good Idea

October 31, 2022 Personal insights

If you’re feeling overwhelmed juggling payments, consolidating these debts into one loan—with one monthly payment—may be the answer. Debt consolidation is just one way to handle your finances, easing the pressure on your bank account.   What Is Debt Consolidation?   Debt consolidation bundles your various debts into a single new loan. …

Reasons to Love Your 401K

August 24, 2022 Personal insights

Your 401(k) Offers You Valuable Benefits You Just Can’t Find Anywhere In the midst of economic adversity, market volatility, geopolitical uncertainty and a host of other things (including a still-active pandemic, now in its third year), it can be hard to find a silver lining. However, there is one thing that keeps showing you some love every day – …

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Do Your Short-Term Financial Goals Match Your Long-Term Investment Plans?

August 22, 2022 Personal insights

While planning your short-term goals, it is always a good idea to take stock of how these shorter-term plans align with your long-term financial goals. Read more here on how to keep things on track with your short-term financial goals. Like most people, you probably have some short-term financial goals in mind. Perhaps you’ve got your eye on a new …