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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

Credit Reports: Why Bother Checking?

Errors could keep you from buying a house or getting a job. Find out how to check your credit report and what to do if you find a mistake.

Think Twice Before Touching Your 401(k)

With fewer and fewer companies offering defined benefit retirement plans, the government put in place IRAs and 401(k) plans to encourage saving for retirement. Strict governmental rules and penalties are in place to discourage use of those funds for purposes other than retirement.

Resist Borrowing from Your Future

Instead of turning to drastic measures to cover today’s expenses, consider these tips for keeping your nest egg intact.

Keeping Business, Personal Finances Separate

It’s worth taking the time to create distinct accounts for personal and business expenses for several reasons.

Health Savings Accounts Offer Triple Tax Savings

Learn about the tax advantages, find out who qualifies for an HSA and compare them to flexible spending accounts.

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right For You?

The decision to purchase this type of insurance revolves around a number of factors.

Prepare to Leave a Legacy

At a time when non-profits need resources the most, charitable giving is down. Americans either are focusing more on saving or diverting their assets elsewhere as a result of the recession.

Five Ways to Avoid Overdraft Fees

Most overdraft fees are avoidable. The best way to avoid fees is to manage your account so you don’t overdraw it. Here are some account management tips.

Alternatives to Standard Overdraft Privilege

We want to remind you of several programs and options that would likely reduce the cost of using your account. These options may be less expensive than our standard overdraft privilege.

Pros and Cons of Standard Overdraft Privilege

Whether it’s a mistake balancing your checkbook or an unexpected expense, an overdraft incident happens to almost everyone. There are mixed views on overdraft privilege services. Let us help clarify.

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