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What to Look for in a Business Checking Account

Feb 10, 2022 | 4 minute read

You started a business to be your own boss and to share your ideas, services, and products with the world (or, just the Tri-State area!). You’re passionate about what you do, and you need banking...


Debit Cards are a Wallet’s First Draft Pick

Jan 28, 2022 | 4 minute read

A debit card gives you easy, secure access to funds in your checking account. If you’re like many Americans, this piece of plastic has a lot of competition in your wallet. From credit cards to cash,...


3 Compelling Reasons to Switch to eStatements

Jan 26, 2022 | 3 minute read

Each month, you receive a statement from your credit union that details the income and spending activity on an account. You can use these statements to review spending habits and even spot...


Tackle Holiday Debt with a Balance Transfer

Jan 11, 2022 | 3 minute read

The holidays are over, but the credit card debt remains for many. In fact, four in 10 U.S. adults report willing to go into debt – or deeper debt – for holiday shopping.1 Your balance payoff strategy...


Sure-fire Ways to Avoid a Checking Account Overdraft

Dec 17, 2021 | 4 minute read

Overdrafts are a drag. Luckily, you can do your best to avoid them by embracing some simple tips. The options below will help you leave checking account overdrafts behind as we approach the new year.


Buy This, Not That: Score the Best Black Friday Deals

Nov 23, 2021 | 4 minute read

If you’re like the 77% of people visiting retail stores this year, you may be planning to shop ‘till you drop on Black Friday.1 Or, you may prefer buying presents from the comfort of your home –...


6 Ways to Maintain Control Over Your Debit Card

Sep 28, 2021 | 2 minute read

When it comes to account security, being proactive is the best approach for your checking account


Get in the End Zone: Smart Money Tips for Couples

Sep 20, 2021 | 4 minute read

You and your partner are a team – and that’s how you should approach money matters! The right plays will help you score a touchdown, together. From securing an industry-leading checking account to...


How to “Bounce Back” After a Bounced Check

Aug 10, 2021 | 2 minute read

Whether you gift checks to family members or you still use this payment method in your day-to-day life (hey, no judgment here! We appreciate the classics, too), you may have forgotten to confirm your...


9 Pesky Fraud Schemes and How to Avoid Them

Apr 2, 2021 | 8 minute read

There are many scams happening in the world and criminals are becoming increasingly sneaky. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent increase in digital use accelerated this trend. Year-over-year leading...