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Savings

By: Yanna
February 3rd, 2023

Building a healthy savings account doesn’t always work out the way you plan. A majority of your paycheck might go straight to paying bills, you might not have a reliable paycheck at all, or you might not be the best budgeter. Unfortunately, life challenges do not discriminate based on bank account balances and, even if you have very little in savings, you could still get hit with an expensive emergency.

Budgeting

By: Yanna
February 2nd, 2023

Chances are if you’re here reading this, you’re like me - you love getting to celebrate yourself and your loved ones with special occasions. Unfortunately, with all of life’s normal expenses for bills, groceries, savings, it can sometimes feel like there’s not enough money in your budget for the fun stuff.

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 26th, 2023

We've all been there... You open your checking account statement and see a bunch of fees that you don't even understand. Or maybe you do understand them, but you're just angry because they ate up all your hard-earned money. Either way, nobody likes paying fees. But did you know that there are some easy ways to avoid those pesky fees? Yep - and I'm going to share them all. 

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 23rd, 2023

When it comes to easily managing your everyday spending, you need to make sure you have the right account for your needs. Unlike an auto loan that has one specific purpose (to help you buy a vehicle) you have a ton of different checking account options to help you get the job done.

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 20th, 2023

A debit card can be a very handy tool to have in your financial arsenal, but it's important to use it wisely in order to avoid any chances of your account information getting compromised.

Banking 101

By: Yanna
January 13th, 2023

One of the rites of passage for children is when they get their first bank account. 

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 11th, 2023

As you’ve considered your banking habits and looked at all the accounts you need to manage, have you ever asked yourself a question like this:

Banking 101 | Savings Accounts

By: Yanna
January 6th, 2023

Are you in a savings account dilemma and trying to decide if a bank or credit union is the best place to park your money?

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 5th, 2023

When it comes to overdraft protection for your checking account, the answer is: it depends.