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Holidays Scams and Schemes

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)

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

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. …

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

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 …

What Type of Investor Are You? Take the Investment Character Quiz!

What type of investor are you? Do you prefer to play it safe? Are you looking to take more risks? Do you dive into market research, or do you trust your gut? Let’s find out... What if we told you your investment strategy likely parallels your personality? Your day-to-day decision-making is a great "jumping-off point" for determining what type of …