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We are always on the go and connected with work, family and friends, so finding the time to pause and reflect and review the important things, such as our finances, is often challenging.

Well, we’re here to help. Our Tip of the Week is designed to help you with money matters by providing you quick and valuable tips to assist you in realizing your financial goals. Whether your goals include paying off student loan debt, building credit, purchasing a new home, or meeting your retirement income needs, the tips are intended to help you achieve those.  

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Tip Nine
Jun 28, 2011

Don’t reveal too much about yourself.
Revealing too much personal information on social networks can put you at risk of fraud and identity theft that can negatively affect you financially. Be cautious in sharing personal information on social networks and with whom you’re sharing the information. Learn More

Tip Eight
Jun 21, 2011
Phishers are phishing. Don’t take the bait.
When checking email or surfing the web, don’t get hooked by phishing scams. If you get a pop-up or email asking for personal information, don’t reply or click a link. Learn More
Tip Seven
Jun 14, 2011
Budget for the year. Not by month.
Monthly budgets can underestimate monthly expenses, while yearly budgets overestimate annual expenses making it more accurate. Creating a annual budget will be more challenging, but it will also be more rewarding keeping a budget. Learn More
Tip Six
Jun 07, 2011
Why aren’t you maxing out your 401(k)?
It may be the best retirement planning tool you have. Learn More
Tip Five
May 31, 2011
Calculate your purchases in terms of hours worked.
Saying no to “must-have” items can be tough. When debating a purchase, compare its price to how many hours it would take to earn that amount. Learn More
Tip Four
May 24, 2011
To maintain marital bliss, financial matters matter.
The sad stats show that half of U.S. marriages end in divorce, often due to money problems. This is especially true when one spouse goes deep in debt without informing the other. Learn More
Tip Three
May 17, 2011
Take care of your car.
Road trips are an essential part of summer. Before hitting the road, remember to prepare your car by checking the air in your tires and making sure they’re properly inflated. Learn More
Tip Two
May 10, 2011
Now’s a great time to buy and borrow!
Perhaps more than ever before, it’s a buyer’s market for homes, autos and much more. Now’s the time to take advantage of rock bottom prices, extremely low interest rates and special incentives. Learn More
Tip One
May 03, 2011
Fun can be free too.
A budget is often broken because of one category: entertainment. It’s the hardest to reduce because who doesn’t want to have fun with friends and family. Learn More

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