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The Benefits of eDocuments
eDcouments are a no-fee service that allows you to access and manage your bank documents online, without the clutter of paper statements in your mailbox or on your desk.
5 Smart Money Moves to Make this Fall
As the leaves begin to change color, it's time to start thinking about your year-end money strategy. The fall and winter holidays are closer than you think. Use the following strategies to make the rest of the year count.
Save Energy and Money with these Tips
Seasons are changing and so are thermostats. Now is a good time to review and apply some energy-saving habits. These not only save the energy used at home, but also can save you money in your pocketbook.
President’s News - October 2020
I recently got to see a member I had not talked to for a long time. Given the current news cycle, the topic of politics came up, but she said, “We shouldn’t talk about that.” My reply was that politics is one of my favorite subjects, as long as we both have a live and let live attitude, we can talk. While there were some similarities in our thoughts, we were clearly on opposite sides of the fence on other aspects relating to our two presidential candidates today.
Don't Fall for These Popular Scams Right Now ... or Ever!
Lately, financial institutions have seen an increase in victims of fraud involving fake checks and payments. This could happen as receiving a fraudulent “loan” check or selling something online and receiving a fake check as payment. Here are a few examples of the type of fraudulent activity used to separate you from your hard-earned money.
Payday Loans Aren't Worth the Cost
When money is tight and you don’t know if you’ll be able to make your rent or keep the lights on, you start looking for ways to find quick cash. You can sell some personal items or ask family members for a loan, but whatever you do, don’t go to a payday lender. It’s a trap that will hold you captive far too long and cost you many times more than you borrow.
Divorce and Finances
Divorce may be the most difficult decision you’ve ever made. Whatever the reason for it, you know your life will change. One big change will be how you handle your finances. If you didn't play a role in managing family finances during your marriage, and you’re going through a divorce, you could be at a disadvantage.
Elder Financial Abuse
Recent reports have suggested older adults lose millions of dollars annually from scammers, making elder financial abuse one of the fastest growing crimes. Older consumers are frequently targeted by scammers because they believe senior citizens have significant assets and money in their accounts. And, the fact that many attacks go unreported makes this a low-risk crime, which is even more appealing to scammers. Your best defense is to be educated and aware of the many techniques used to try and take your money and personal information.
Social Security Administration Services During the Pandemic
During the current health crisis, the Social Security Administration has kept its field offices closed. However, SSA does continue to provide help and are committed to providing ongoing benefits and vital services. They remain ready and able to help you online and by phone with most Social Security matters.