There are hundreds of ways that someone can get your personal information and steal your identity. Many do it to gain financial advantage, access credit or other benefits, or even evade the law. With December being Identity Theft Awareness and Prevention Month, individuals must be aware of identity theft and the most common types. At […]
The month of December is Identity Theft Awareness and Prevention Month, and with it being near the holiday season full of online shopping and credit card swipes, this is a topic everyone should take seriously. Not everyone understands how easy it is for your identity to be stolen, and many are unsure what to do […]
In observance of International Fraud Awareness Week, which takes place every November, it’s important to be aware of the different types of fraud and the ways in which you can protect yourself and your family members from financial fraud. While some are more susceptible to these schemes than others, it is important for everyone to […]
As we approach the end of the year, the focus starts to shift to celebrations and everything else that comes with the holiday season. Stores will become crowded, weekends will fill up with parties and gatherings, and quality time spent with family will be abundant. However, the holidays would not be complete without the added […]
The holidays are a season full of joy and magic. However, the most wonderful time of the year can also wreak havoc on your savings if you’re not careful. Once you’ve bought presents for family and friends, decorations, food, and new pajamas for everyone, you may look at your credit card statement and cringe. Thankfully, […]
Alayna brings 13 years of banking experience ranging from retail, operations, leadership, consumer and commercial lending.
With the rise of the internet, credit and debit cards, and mobile payment options over the last few decades, scammers have more channels than ever to try and access your hard-earned savings. It’s important to protect yourself from bank account scams that target your finances, but it can be hard to know what to look […]
Debt can be an overwhelming and looming burden, especially if you’re paying it off through monthly minimum payments. To tackle debt more quickly, you may want to employ another method—debt snowball. What Is the Debt Snowball? Debt snowball is a term coined for a strategy for paying off debt in a way that allows the […]