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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

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.

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.

Simplify Your Financial Life

Distinctive service includes providing our clients with convenient ways to manage their money. Whether you are at home, at work or on the go, we can help you get the access you need.

4 Tips for Protecting Your Assets

Business owners spend their careers striving to succeed and, with a lot of hard work and a little luck, to amass wealth. However, a lawsuit or trying economic times could chip away at that nest egg. Here are four strategies you’ll want to consider to protect your hard-earned assets.

5 Things to Do Before You Travel

Adding these five financial items to your checklist before your vacation starts will let you focus on the important things—rest and relaxation—while you’re away.

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is the perfect time to crack open your windows and deep clean your home. While you’re at it, you may want to take a fresh look at your finances and make sure they’re in order. Here are some areas that you may want to review this spring.

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.

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