Banking Basics

When to Collect Social Security

Social Security is something you pay into with each paycheck and when the time comes, knowing when to collect your benefit is important for your retirement strategy. Learn how and when to collect Social Security with our free tutorial.

Retirement 101

There are many investment options to build your retirement portfolio. Learn the different types of retirement accounts and tools with our free Retirement 101 tutorial.

Taxes

Taxes are a certainty in life. For most Americans, taxes are withheld from their paychecks and reconciled at the end of the year with a tax return. Learn how taxes work with our free Taxes tutorial.

Mobile Payments

Mobile banking is a great tool for people on the go who manage their funds while on the go. Learn how mobile payments work with our free Mobile Payments tutorial.

Payday Loans

For some people, payday loans seem like a short term solution to close the gap on your monthly budget. But with most payday loans, the interest rates can hurt more than they help. Learn how payday loans work and ways to get your budget back on track.

Overdraft

Managing your checking account balance is a part-time job and bouncing your account is a headache. That is where overdraft protection can help. Learn how overdraft protection works and how you can protect your account.

Credit Scores and Reports

Your credit report is compiled by three major reporting agencies and while they can differ in the final score, the data collected by each agency is the same. Learn how to read your credit score with our free Credit Scores and Reports tutorial.

Build Emergency Savings

Two out of five Americans can’t cover a $400 emergency because they haven’t saved enough money. Learn how saving money today will help you handle those unplanned expenses down the road.

Budgeting Tool

Building a monthly budget is key to making the most of your income. Use our free Budgeting Tool to create a manageable budget for your family.

Benefits of a Credit Union

Credit Unions are different than traditional banks. View our free video on how credit unions work and how to become a member.

Teaching Kids Financial Basics

Teaching children basic financial management principles while they are young is key to helping them learn how to handle money. Find out ways to teach your kids financial responsibility.

How to read your credit report

Have you ever tried to read your credit report? It can be confusing. Your credit report is compiled by three major reporting agencies and while they can differ in the final score, the data collected by each agency is the same. Learn how to read your credit score, verify the accuracy of the data, and…
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Dealing With Debt

If you find yourself buried in a stack of bills, trying to figure out how to make ends meet, you are not alone. 80% of Americans are carrying some sort of debt which, depending on the amount, can make things look bleak. You have options for managing your debt. Learn about the 5 ways you…
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What is Credit?

When you borrow money, your credit record or credit score is used to determine the amount, interest rate and repayment terms approved by the creditor. Your credit score tells your story of borrowing and repaying those loans. Keeping your credit record clean tells creditors that you are trustworthy and will honor your financial commitments. Learn…
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