As a parent, you want the best for your kids, and helping them develop good habits gives them the foundation for healthy, happy and secure lives. A great place to start is to help them develop good habits for managing money. In honor of Children’s Day on June 13, here are six important tips for… Read More


Senior citizens are grandparents, neighbors, friends, and well-respected members of our society. Unfortunately, they’re also the most vulnerable to financial abuse. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) up to five million seniors experience financial abuse of some kind, costing older Americans more than $36.5 billion annually. Sadly, unlike some other forms of financial… Read More


It seems that love is logging in online. Before you run off to create your dating profile, consider the possible risks. We’re here to help with five tips to avoid becoming a victim of a romance scam.… Read More


Millennials are widely — and correctly — regarded as tech-savvy, digital enthusiasts. But when it comes to e-commerce, the surprising truth is that millennials are 25% more likely to report losing money to fraud than people over the age of 40, according to the FTC. Analysts have suggested that traits unique to the millennial generation… Read More


It seems like only yesterday everyone was busy making New Year’s resolutions. As we tumble quickly into late spring, many of us are starting to wonder how these resolutions are turning out. Do our butts hurt because we’ve stayed true to our commitment to the gym or are we sore from falling off the wagon… Read More


You take precautions to avoid card fraud. You’re careful where you shop online, you filter out robocalls and you use cash when you can. But did you know that something as simple as getting gas may leave you vulnerable to skimming? What is skimming? Skimming is a kind of fraud where fraudsters use a device… Read More


The unfortunate reality is that fraud can happen to anyone. How you, and your financial institution, respond is crucial. Take a look at this testimonial from a FirstBank customer who received a fraudulent phishing email from an individual posing as a customer service representative. The scammer began by notifying them of an attempted fraudulent purchase on… Read More


Shopping is increasingly done online, and unfortunately fraud has followed suit. According to national credit reporting agency, TransUnion, suspected eCommerce fraud increased by 12 percent during the first month of the COVID pandemic. Luckily, we’re here to offer some helpful advice that can help protect you from becoming a victim. More online transactions can make… Read More


2020 was a doozy but it’s over now. A new year is here, and with it, the possibility for a healthier, happier 2021. Let’s dig into some of the ways we can all achieve a bit of happiness in the year ahead. 1. Fix your credit score The New Year is more than a date… Read More


The work world has drastically changed over the last year and landing a new job may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, the New Year may be a great time to secure a new career. And while many practices have changed to accommodate the current environment, these tips will help you stand out as a… Read More