Things aren’t always as they appearIf you recently played the “Most Used Words” wordcloud Facebook app you may have opened yourself up to a privacy nightmare. The “game” created by a company called Vonvon.me, requires users to give up almost every private detail about themselves.While it is true that to build your word cloud the […]
Are You Making Yourself Hack-able?If you think you or your small business is safe from hackers because your small, think again! Hackers are always looking for credit card or bank account numbers to exploit. Small businesses are an attractive target for hackers since they posses and manage sensitive consumer data. And they have fewer security […]
How parents can help their children develop smart money management habits from a young ageDetermining your family’s philosophy around allowance amounts and methods can be quite tricky.What should an allowance be used for? Be clear about what you expect your child to pay for – this is a great lesson in needs versus wants! Be […]
Q: Online banking sounds so insecure, but I know that ‘everyone’ is doing it. I don’t need up to the minute information on my share draft account, so is there any reason to switch? Also, I don’t mind getting my statements online, but never bothered signing up. What are the pros and cons? A: It’s understandable […]
Want to keep – or build – a great credit score? Think twice before co-signing for a loan. When you co-sign a loan, you’re essentially giving someone else access to your credit-worthiness and you’re doing so by agreeing to cover the principle – as if it were your loan all along!”If someone asks you to […]
Question: I’ve setup my Virtual Branch account but I keep getting paper statements. How to I get setup for paperless Statements? Answer: Once you get your Virtual Branch account setup, you need to go to the Self Services area to activate eStatements. Detailed instructions can be Found Here.
Q: I started using online banking and I love it. It’s so easy to keep track of everything and I can always see my accounts at the credit union, as well as what’s in them. Now that I’ve joined the new era, do I still need to keep a check register, or is that a […]