Financial Advice and Tips

Find informative articles on financial advice and tips. Discover what you should know in this section of our blog dedicated to improving your financial literacy and acumen.

Easy, Clever Ways to Start Saving


Blog One of the most popular financial resolutions each year is to “save more”. Considering that the personal savings rate in the United States is about the lowest rate of any industrialized country, according to MoneySKILL, we agree that this is a crucial area of your finances to focus on. The trouble with having “save more money” as a financial resolution is that it can be intimidating to [...]

Easy, Clever Ways to Start Saving2022-11-30T10:32:11+00:00

Important 2018 Tax Dates


Blog Stay on top of important 2018 tax dates by using our easy to read Tax Calendar 2018. Simply print out this Tax Calendar and use it to stay on top of important tax deadlines! Sources: Tax Calendars for use in 2018 (IRS Publication 509) and About Money This material was prepared for general distribution. Although all blog posts are intended to be accurate, the information and third-party links provided in the [...]

Important 2018 Tax Dates2022-11-30T10:36:14+00:00

Why it’s Worth it to Make a Financial Resolution


Blog When making your list of resolutions, it’s in your best interest to include your finances. Why? Aside from the overall improvement to the quality of life that good financial footing provides, research actually shows that those who make financial resolutions compared to other kinds are more likely to succeed. That’s right, according to a survey conducted by Fidelity Investments, individuals who focused on their finances had a much higher success [...]

Why it’s Worth it to Make a Financial Resolution2022-11-22T12:52:28+00:00

Does that impact my credit score?


Blog The first step in learning to responsibly manage your credit score is to understand exactly which items affect it and how. Commonly asked questions about credit scores include: Do utility bills impact my credit score? Does paying my rent on time impact my credit score? What about insurance payments? There’s a lot of confusion out there about how certain payments impact scores, so we set out to answer those questions [...]

Does that impact my credit score?2022-11-30T10:37:36+00:00

How to Stay Fit in 2019


Blog Stay fit Whether your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight or to simply live a healthier lifestyle, follow our tips and tricks to stay fit. How to stay fit in 2019 Clean out your pantry- Kick start your New Year’s resolution to lose weight by cleaning out your pantry. Throw out anything that contains trans fats, artificial sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup. Cut back on eating out- In [...]

How to Stay Fit in 20192022-11-22T12:56:40+00:00

Tips For Your New Year’s Resolution in 2019


Blog New Year’s Resolution New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to actually keep. Start 2019 off by coming up with resolutions and setting goals you can successfully obtain this year! We gathered tips for you to follow that are simple and broad enough to apply to any resolution you have in mind. Tips for your new year’s resolution: […]

Tips For Your New Year’s Resolution in 20192022-11-22T12:59:13+00:00

Money-Saving Holiday Travel Tips


Blog According to the United States Department of Transportation, the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s travel periods are estimated to be the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. In fact, travel around Christmas/New Year’s (to and from a destination 50 miles or more away) is estimated to increase by 23% when compared to the rest of the year. Besides the increase in traffic and chaos, increased travel [...]

Money-Saving Holiday Travel Tips2022-11-23T11:19:54+00:00

Common Loan Application Terms Defined


Blog When applying for credit, it is very important that you understand the type of information that will be asked of you. By knowing common application terms and their meanings, you will be prepared with the proper information and have the knowledge and confidence to understand why this information is important. Our branch managers helped us define a list of terms you should expect to hear during [...]

Common Loan Application Terms Defined2022-11-30T11:05:43+00:00

Quick, Cheap, and Easy Halloween Treat Recipes


Blog Thrill your party guests and kids this Halloween with these delicious and easy-to-make Halloween treats! Halloween Marshmallow Pops: 18 Snyder's Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks 18 Large marshmallows Cake Mate Orange Easy Squeeze Frosting Cake Mate Halloween Decors Directions:  1. Place orange icing in a small microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 15 seconds at a time, until smooth and semi-liquid. Stir well. 2. Pour decors into separate small dipping [...]

Quick, Cheap, and Easy Halloween Treat Recipes2022-11-30T11:57:05+00:00

Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas


Blog 13 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas. Halloween is quickly approaching! Do you have a costume yet? Before heading to the store for an expensive costume, why not try to make cheap costumes yourself? Not only will you save money, but you will have a unique costume no one else will be able to exactly replicate. Check out our cheap and easy Halloween costume ideas below to start making yours today! [...]

Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas2022-11-23T11:59:37+00:00
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