What Financial Health Means To Me

Growing up I was fortunate enough to have hardworking parents that showed me the importance of being financially fit.  The most important thing they taught me was how to avoid credit card debt.  I learned to never spend money with a credit card that couldn’t be paid back at the end of the month. Their

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See New Account Growth With The Right Message

As a local financial institution in an increasingly competitive industry how are you growing new account relationships?  Mega sized financial institutions continue to show a lack of appreciation for their customers through unfair behavior and sneaky sales tactics.  You should be taking advantage of the opportunity to send a different message. Less than 25% of

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How to Avoid a Costly Checking Account

About half of all banks in the U.S. arrange checking account transactions to raise the total amount of an overdraft fee.  Knowledge of this unfair practice made by banks has come under heavy criticism, but may not change anytime soon. Sometimes the only thing a consumer can do to avoid unfair fee practices is change

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What to Consider Before Joining a Credit Union

You may have noticed that the financial industry is rapidly changing.  Technology has probably had a big impact on how you manage your money.  Don’t let technology alone determine where you choose to keep your money. Joining your local credit union can provide a number of important benefits including lower cost of fees.  A recent

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