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Dealing with a Death in the Family

No one likes thinking about death, but it's something we all must face sooner or later. If you are dealing with a recent passing in your family or have a family member with a terminal illness, it's im...

Simplifying Your Financial Life

Managing your money as an adult can be stressful. Between checking accounts, savings accounts, IRAs, 401(k)s, bills, mortgages, and loans, handling your personal finances can be a lot to think about....

Financial Fitness for New Homeowners

The paperwork has been signed, your new living room is full of several cardboard boxes labeled “clothes” and “silverware” and such, and the keys to your new home are resting sa...

Teaching Teens Financial Literacy

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once stated, "Financial education is a process that should begin at an early age and continue throughout life. This cumulative process builds the skills ...

How To Prioritize Debt

Between credit cards, student loans, and mortgages, there are a variety of different types of debt out there. Part of tackling your debt obligations is knowing which of your debts to prioritize first....

Have a Financially Healthy Holiday

When the holiday season rolls around, it’s normal to want to splurge on gifts for friends and loved ones. The holidays can be an exciting time full of advertisements for the hottest new toy and ...

Budgeting In Uncertain Times

Creating and sticking to a budget can be a stressful task—even in the best of circumstances—and right now we aren’t living in the best of circumstances. The effect of COVID-19 on our...

Six Tips to Maintain Mental Well-Being

While following quarantine and social-distancing recommendations or requirements can help stop the spread of COVID-19, if you don't take proper precautions, your mental well-being could also suffer. U...

What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Updated 3/23/2020 If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your hom...

Financial Preparedness Tips

Rebuilding after a disaster or emergency can be a difficult challenge for people at every level of income. In these stressful situations, having easy access to your personal financial, insurance, medi...

Go Local for the Holidays

The holidays are a time for spreading cheer and giving gifts to friends and loved ones. When you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, it can be tempting to default to the interne...

Securing Financing For Your Small Business

Obtaining a small business loan can be daunting, but community banks offer the most reliable route to financing a local enterprise. As a small business themselves, community banks only thrive when the...