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How to Plan Your Retirement Using Age Banding

As you plan for retirement, two of the most important questions you can ask are “How much money will I need to maintain my standard of living?” and “How long will I need to live on that amount?” Age banding is a concept that can help you answer these questions with greater accuracy, enabling you… Read more »

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Why Volunteering During Retirement is a Win-Win

The number of retirees seeking volunteer work is on the rise. In a recent Consumer Reports survey, two-thirds of respondents between the ages of 55 and 70 said that they planned to volunteer during their retirement. Volunteering can help keep people of any age active and engaged in their communities – two factors that can… Read more »

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Three Reasons to Go Paperless in 2019

According to a 2017 survey by Javelin Strategy and Research, approximately 61 percent of checking account customers subscribe to paperless statements. Are you one of them? Discover three reasons to go paperless with your banking statements and other communications this year. Reason #1: Help the Environment Perhaps the most obvious benefit of going paperless with… Read more »

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Four Factors That Influence Your Home’s Value

Your home will probably be your greatest financial investment, and doing what you can to protect that investment it is a constant effort. Some factors in your control, ranging from the way you keep your lawn to the way you renovate your bathrooms, will affect the value of your home in the long run. However,… Read more »

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Pros and Cons of Biometric Authentication

You know why it’s important to protect your personal online banking information with a strong password. You even go the extra mile and change your password every 90 days to make sure you’re always one step ahead. But what do you do when your mobile banking app introduces the idea of biometric authentication – and… Read more »

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4 Tips to Help Build Your Teen’s Credit Score

When your teen finally reaches high school graduation, they’re going to need a solid credit score for their next steps in life: renting an apartment, getting a loan or finding a good deal on insurance. For that reason, it’s important that teens build up their credit scores before they move out. There are a few… Read more »

First-time car buyer cosigns for an auto loan

What is a Co-signer – and Do You Need One?

If it’s your first time buying a car, you likely won’t have enough funds to pay for it in cash. And if you’re a young driver, you likely also won’t have the necessary credit history to get a loan. In these situations, or in situations where you may not be approved for a loan due… Read more »