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Go Green With eStatements

When you switch to eStatements, you're doing more than simplifying your finances. In addition to helping you clear out the clutter and reducing the risk of identity theft and mail fraud, eStatements are good for the environment—so good they're green!   Green Means Eco-Friendly By receiving your statement electronically, rather than …

Safety First! Protect Yourself at the ATM

If you visit ATMs, follow these best practices to ensure your safety and minimize exposure to potential theft or fraud.    Choose Wisley Before you head over to an ATM, take a look around you. Your safety can depend a lot on your surroundings. Is it dark? Are there sightline barriers such as bushes and shrubs? Is the ATM located on …

Five Big Mistakes Even Smart People Make with Credit Cards

Despite the popularity of credit card accounts, it’s easy for holders to make mistakes that can cost them money. These are the top blunders to avoid:   1. Treating credit as “extra” money. Credit is not extra money. In fact, it often costs money if you have to pay interest. Instead, credit is just the money you promise a lender …

Guard Your Cards

Know the Ins and Outs of Store Credit Cards to Avoid Expensive Mistakes.   Avoid the "savings" temptation. Saving 10% on a $200 purchase can be some real savings but over time it is not a savings at all. If you only make the minimum monthly payment, it may take months, or even years, to pay off that purchase. Finance charges can eat up …

When Using a Credit Card Makes Sense

Learn These Need-to-Know Points So You Get the Most Out of Using a Credit Card We're all faced at some point with the choice of getting a credit card. Regular maintenance, a smart approach and a plan to stay within budget can make them a beneficial choice. Consider these points:   Paying It Off The most sensible action you can take …

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