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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

How the New Overdraft Rules Affect You

New consumer-protection rules on bank overdraft fees for ATM and debit card transactions will take effect this summer. Learn how the changes affect you and how to opt in or out of Pinnacle Overdraft Privilege.

Creating a Financial Readiness Kit

When you hear your neighbors, colleagues and the media talk about natural disasters or pandemics, your first thought likely is not about securing your finances. But there are certain steps you can take now to help prepare.

Getting Organized for Financial Planning

Gathering the information and documents from this checklist is the first step in creating a comprehensive financial plan.

Debit or Credit? When to Use Each

Debit card use has become more popular over the years, and recently more Americans have decided to forgo credit cards altogether. For the first time in history, debit card use surpassed credit card use in 2009.

Insuring Your Deposits: Insurance Limits

The FDIC now insures more deposits than ever before. Find out which accounts are covered and for what amounts.

Insuring Your Deposits: Categories of Ownership

Your deposits held in different account ownership categories are insured separately from each other. Understand how and maximize your FDIC insurance coverage.

Insuring Your Deposits: Sample Account Scenarios

This article demonstrates how a husband, wife and one child may achieve far more than the standard $250,000 limit in one financial institution.

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.

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