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Managing Your Money

Saving, Investing and Finding Balance in the Sandwich Generation

Supporting your kids and your parents at the same time can be tough. So how do you find balance – and space for your own needs – when you’re part of the “sandwich generation”?

Smart Back-to-School Shopping Can Teach Your Kids About Money

The sales have already started, and the ads are in the paper. Back-to-school season is here. Whether you’re preparing them for kindergarten or college, you can make the most of this chore by giving your kids something besides backpacks and new sneakers.

Q&A: How President Trump Could Affect Your Personal and Business Finances

Regardless of your political leanings, we all need to be prepared for what the new president and his congressional supporters will mean for our bottom lines over the next four years. We asked Pinnacle’s Chief Investment Officer Mac Johnston what he expects from the next four years.

New Look for Online Banking

Pinnacle’s Online Banking got a new look on Dec. 4. Much of the functionality hasn't changed, but don’t be surprised if a few things have moved.

Factoring Digital Assets into Your Estate Plan

Think of all the digital photos, travel rewards, electronic statements, email accounts, drop boxes and social media profiles you've collected through the years. To ensure your fiduciary can access your digital assets, either to preserve, transfer or close accounts, your estate planning documents must indicate how you wish to dispose of them.

Helping New Grads Navigate their Finances

Before you know it the college seniors in your life will be launching their careers. It’s an exciting but scary time, and they’re going to need all the support they can get. Here are a few ways you can help new grads get a handle on their financial matters.

EMV Cards: What's The Advantage?

Magnetic-stripe transactions have been the credit-card standard for generations. But a new standard has taken over. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. The major difference between magnetic-stripe and EMV-chip transactions is the increased security that EMV provides. But there are many other aspects that allow the new EMV standards to outshine the older magnetic-stripe process.

Start Planning 2016 Finances

If you want to take advantage of opportunities to save on your 2014 tax bill and get a jump start for the new year, the time to act is now. Here are five ways to wrap up the year and start your 2015 finances on the right foot.

Plan Year-End Giving Wisely

‘Tis the season for annual giving requests from non-profit organizations. In addition to helping a good cause, charitable donations can also make a difference in your tax bill. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind if you’re planning to make a gift to a charity over the holidays.

Managing Your Finances on the Go

We strive to make your financial life as easy as possible by offering a variety of tools that allow you to bank when, where and how is most convenient for you. Learn more about the mobile apps you can use to balance your budget, approve wires, set up debit card alerts and more.

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