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Managing Your Money

Start Planning 2015 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.

5 Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Aside from gifts, when you think about all the holiday purchases you make-–decorations, greeting cards, travel, food and cookies, etc.-—it really adds up. Here are some ways to plan your holiday spending so you don’t start 2015 in debt.

Chip Cards are Coming

A major shift in the payments industry should help keep consumers’ data secure. Within the next year you should begin seeing EMV cards—they have a secure microprocessor chip embedded in the plastic—in stores and your own wallet. Find out how the cards work and what the implications are for consumers and merchants.

Supporting Nashville’s Booming Economy

Nashville’s status as a boomtown shows no signs of fading anytime soon. As the largest locally owned bank, Pinnacle has a vested interest in ensuring the city continues to prosper. Find out how we help support the metro area’s leaders, business owners and residents.

Economy Shows Signs of Strength

Several indicators show that the U.S. economy is recovering, and the news is even better locally. Read more about how Tennessee and Knoxville are picking up steam in terms of economic development and quality of life.

10 Rules for Getting the Most Money When Selling Your Car

Selling a car can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. By following a few simple rules, you can ensure that you will get top dollar for your car.

Get Ready for Healthcare Reform

The Affordable Care Act is the biggest change to health insurance since it was invented. Because the law effectively is an overhaul of the entire system, everyone’s health insurance will be affected. Here are some of the major changes that will impact you.

Detecting a Fake Cashier’s Check

It’s hard to tell just by looking at a cashier’s check whether it’s real or fake. Learn about the common scams involving cashier’s checks and how to verify that funds are legitimately available.

Leaving Assets to Minor Children

All parents want to make sure their children are taken care of financially in any circumstance. Find out how to avoid lengthy court proceedings and other hassles when you leave an inheritance to minors.

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