Be aware to prevent fraud during tax season

What are some common bank fraud practices?

While tax-related fraud and identity theft comes in many forms, there are several ways that it can begin. They all involve obtaining a victim’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Here are some common scams to watch out for.

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Be aware to prevent fraud during tax season

What are some common bank fraud practices?

While tax-related fraud and identity theft comes in many forms, there are several ways that it can begin. They all involve obtaining a victim’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Here are some common scams to watch out for.

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Get Pre-Approved for Your Next Auto

What is a Pre-Approved Car or Truck Loan?

One of the most overwhelming aspects of buying a new car or truck is trying to figure out how to pay for it. Not only is it a huge financial investment, but it seems like everywhere you turn there are car loan advertisements, and of course dealerships...

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Five Car Buying Tips

Who doesn’t get a thrill from looking for a new car? Approaching the process with a defined plan of action will help keep the experience enjoyable and purposeful. Here are five tips to help you plan your car buying journey.

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How to Get a Car Loan: 4 Easy Steps

Shopping for a new or used car should be an exciting process, but it’s often fraught with confusion, indecision and even a little bit of fear. One of the biggest uncertainties is figuring out how to get a car loan.
 

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GAP Insurance can help protect you

Understanding Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) Insurance

When you finance your new or used car or truck, you will probably be asked if you want to purchase GAP Insurance. While you may be hesitant to spend more money, this coverage could prove a smart choice in the event of a car accident.

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Life Stages: How to Manage Your Finances Through the Years

There are certain times in life when particular money management areas need special focus. The list below may remind you of areas of your finances that need special attention now or in the near future. 

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Tax Benefits for College Students

Did you know college students and their parents can take advantage of special tax breaks? These benefits are in the form of tax credits and deductions when you file your income tax return. A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you have to pay. A...

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Your Credit Score: Everything you Need to Know

Your credit score can have a major impact on your life. Not only do creditors typically check your score when deciding whether or not to approve your loan application and what interest rate to charge you if you are approved, but landlords, insurance...

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Hidden costs new homeowners may overlook (and how to avoid them)

Homeowners can sometimes overlook budgeting for certain under-the-radar expenses that come with a new home. Check out these 4 tips to help you avoid that mistake!

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Five insider tips to an affordable first home

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time. You want to make sure you’re getting the best house at the best value, but without prior experience, how can you really know? Here are some helpful...

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Tips for Keeping Your Checking Account Balanced

Keeping your checking account balanced is important because it enables you to maintain your account at your financial institution. Follow these tips to help you manage your accounts.

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Tips for Home Buyers

Whether it is your first time or your third time, buying a home can seem daunting, nerve-wracking, and thrilling, all at the same time. It is good for home buyers to be well prepared and knowledgeable on the whole process. We compiled 4 tips for...

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Keep Your Debit Card Secure

In today’s world, unfortunately, the issue of theft is no longer a matter of if it happens to you, but when...

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My Debit Card Stopped Working

It’s happened to a lot of us. You’re out at the store, or about to pull money from the ATM, and your card stops working...

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Selling Items Online

Selling items online, including furniture, clothing, even a car, is a convenient way to clear out your possessions and earn a little extra money. Unfortunately it's also an easy way for scammers to take advantage.

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A Basic Guide to Planning Your Estate

Most people have heard of estate planning, however many do not understand the full scope of what estate planning entails, or the proper methods and documents required for a legally-enforceable estate plan.

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Retirement Savings

How to determine how much you need to save for retirement, and where to start.

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Long Term Care and Nursing Home Care

Understanding The Role of Long Term Care Insurance

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