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Financial Blog

We’re all about providing our members with the best banking experience. Part of that pledge is to provide resources that will support you on your way to financial success. The Financial Blog is your source for tips, tricks, and valuable articles that will help you learn and grow. 

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Social Security is an important source of retirement income for millions of Americans, but how much do you know about this program? Test your knowledge, and learn more about your retirement benefits, by answering the following questions.   Questions 1. Do you have to be retired to collect Social...

The Giving Season: Six Tips for Making Smart and Effective Charitable Donations This Holiday Season

The holidays are a popular time for charitable donations. With so many charities to choose from, it's more important than ever to ensure that your donation is well spent. Here are six tips that can help you make smart and effective charitable donations. 

What Is A Rainy Day Fund For?

Save to weather an emergency. [INFOGRAPHIC]​

Organize and Safely Store Your Piles of Paperwork

Managing finances electronically has never been simpler and more secure with My Virtual StrongBox. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Banking: Smarter Habits for Smarter Students

As a student, you may not be thinking much about money or saving for the future just yet. But, the truth is, it’s never too early to learn banking basics. You don’t want to ask for cash every time you want to see a movie or go out to eat with friends. Opening your own account can give you the...

(Almost) Effortless Ways to Save

We live in a society where we’re always trying to keep up with the Joneses, so it’s easy to get caught up looking for something bigger, better and faster. But, as financial security becomes less certain and more Americans live longer, we’re increasingly looking for ways to save money. Many people...

Saving Money After Saying ‘I Do

The honeymoon is over, and it’s back to reality. Now, you need to determine your next step. Will you buy a home, have a child or travel the world? Whatever your plans, you’ll need money to make them a reality. And, according to a recent Experian survey, one-third of newlyweds are in the dark about...

How To Save Effectively

Because you'll set a number of goals in life, create short-, mid-, and long-term plans for your savings. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Step-by- Step Guide to New or Used Car Buying

When it’s time to upgrade a car, many people struggle with whether to buy new or used. To make the right decision, you should consider what type of vehicle you’re looking for and which car will fit you and your family’s needs and budget. Take time to research which vehicles will best fit your...

5 Things to Know About Credit Unions

Big banks are just that … big, while bank customers are just that … customers. If you’re looking for a way to manage your money at a more community-oriented establishment that always keeps members in mind, turn to a credit union. While banks have long been known to deliver the technological ...

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