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Money Basics

Money Basics

money stuff made simple

Ready to better understand your money and become financially savvy? Here's your one-stop shop for all things cash. You'll learn to budget, plan for retirement, and more. 

The Basics of Money Management

is it ok to have more than one bank account?

In today’s world, having multiple bank accounts is becoming increasingly popular. But there's no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether it's best to have multiple bank accounts. It depends on your financial situation and goals!

But don't worry - we got you covered. You'll know just what to expect if you decide to have multiple accounts to park your money.

understanding checking accounts

to help you stay in control of your money

Choosing the right checking account is key to financial control. Learn the essentials—balancing, understanding checks, and ideal balance maintenance—while avoiding fees for savings. Our articles help simplify these processes, empowering you to optimize your account's performance. 


Learn the checking account basics

How to balance your checking account?

How to read a check

How Much Money Should I Keep In My Checking Account?

How to Avoid Checking Account Fees

picking financial institutions

how is a credit union different than a bank?

When finding a financial institution, you want to make sure it’s a place you trust, fits your needs and serves your core values. While some choose to store money in a jar or coffee cup at home, most look to credit unions and banks.  Here's an honest, unbiased, look at the difference between credit unions and banks to help you determine which is best for your banking needs.

Keeping your money safe

scams to avoid

The holiday season is a time of joy, but it's also a prime time for scammers to target unsuspecting individuals in: 

  • Online Shopping Scams
  • Phishing Scams 
  • Package Delivery Scams 
  • And more

Take a peek at some of the top scam trends for the holiday season for tips and tricks on how to avoid them!


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