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Increase your financial knowledge and you will be better prepared to meet financial challenges and take advantage of opportunities to better yourself, your family and your business.


How to Develop a Personal Financial Plan & Budget

The key to a good budget is including as much information as possible so that you can intelligently prepare and plan. Keep accurate records of your spending to spot places where you can save money and know how much you can reasonably spend.

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Five Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home

Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time. The American Bankers Association suggests considering the following questions when choosing your own home:

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Charitable Giving Tips

Donating to your favorite cause can be fulfilling, but to ensure that your gift reaches the intended source, follow these tips:

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Consumer Help Lines and Web Sites

Here is a helpful directory of frequently used Help Lines:

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Money

How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money? If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime.

Here are some examples of teachable moments:

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Hey, Teens! Want to Be a Millionaire?

The Motley Fool offers straight talk about what teens need to know about growing money.

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Top 10 Tips for College Students                                                                                          

They understand GPAs and test scores but how can we help them better understand their credit score or the value of saving?  Let’s give students an edge on mastering personal finance.

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Effective Ways to Save Money

These seven time-tested tips can lead to life-long financial security if carefully followed. 

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Important information about our Overdraft Coverage Options: OVERDRAFT PROTECTION and OVERDRAFT PRIVILEGE

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