What Does an Increase in the Federal Interest Rate Mean for Me?

On June 14, 2017, the Federal Reserve raised the federal interest rate for the fourth time since the 2008 financial crisis, bringing the rate up to 1.25%. The... Read More
Nov 2, 2017
2 min read

FAFSA Applications Opened Early! Here's What You Need to Know About Student Loans Before You Begin

Starting October 1, current and prospective students can complete their online FAFSA form. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, determines... Read More
Oct 11, 2017
4 min read

Happy National Online Banking Day! Six Fascinating Facts About Online Banking

It’s October 9th and we all know what that means – National Online Banking Day! Today is the day we celebrate digital finance functionality and all of the... Read More
Oct 9, 2017
2 min read

Data Security Basics: 10 Easy Steps for Digital Self Defense

We race through today’s world leaving a trail of data behind us, from information about which Buzzfeed lists we’ve enjoyed to personally identifiable... Read More
Sep 28, 2017
3 min read

Why You Should Avoid Payday Loans At All Costs

Here’s the thing about payday loans: they are actually really expensive. They’re short-term, high-interest loans that are meant to help cover a small... Read More
Sep 19, 2017
4 min read

Establishing Credit: Tips to Help You Manage Your First Credit Card

In the last post, we discussed strategies to establishing credit when you’re starting to adult. For this post, we’ll focus on how to begin establishing... Read More
Aug 31, 2017
4 min read

Establishing Credit: 3 Ways to Help You Build Credit History

Like it or not, if you want do this adulting thing right then you’ll need two things: a professional wardrobe and credit. But when you get to the magical... Read More
Aug 24, 2017
4 min read

Tax Terms 101: The Words You Need to Know

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He could have also said that nothing is more feared and... Read More
Aug 21, 2017
5 min read

How to Set Up Direct Deposit (and Why You Should)

It’s Friday --payday-- and you finish the workday, grasping your paycheck so tight that your knuckles turn white. Tonight, you plan to reward yourself for a... Read More
Aug 1, 2017
3 min read