Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Spring cleaning your home is probably not new to you. You declutter the garage, clean windows, wipe down baseboards, clear out your basement, and more. But, what about your finances? It pays to spend some time spring cleaning your finances too. Below are seven ways to get your finances in order.  1. Organize Your Financial Records One of the first things to do when you organize your finances is to gather together all your information in one place. Certain things you’ll want to consider in this financial inventory include:  Financial accounts  Credit reports  Monthly statements  Debit and credit card details  HSA…

March 14, 2022Security Center, Wallet Wins No Comments

Spring cleaning your home is probably not new to you. You declutter the garage, clean windows, wipe down baseboards, clear out your basement, and more. But, what about your finances? It pays to spend some time spring cleaning your finances too. Below are seven ways to get your finances in order.  1. Organize Your Financial Records One of the first things to do when you organize your finances is to gather together all your information in one place. Certain things you’ll want to consider in this financial inventory include:  Financial accounts  Credit reports  Monthly statements  Debit and credit card details  HSA…

Beware of Common Holiday Scams

While fraud can occur at any time of the year, unfortunately, it becomes more popular during the holidays. This could be due to the hustle and bustle of the season and the fact that more people are shopping, especially online.   Here is a list of the most common holiday fraud schemes with tips on how to protect yourself.   3 Common Holiday Fraud Methods & Scams  Here are some of the most common holiday frauds and scams:   Skimming is carried out by using electronic devices to secretly scan and store debit card and credit card PINs and numbers. This tactic is commonly used on fuel pumps at gas stations.  SMiShing (SMS phishing) is…

November 5, 2021Security Center No Comments

While fraud can occur at any time of the year, unfortunately, it becomes more popular during the holidays. This could be due to the hustle and bustle of the season and the fact that more people are shopping, especially online.   Here is a list of the most common holiday fraud schemes with tips on how to protect yourself.   3 Common Holiday Fraud Methods & Scams  Here are some of the most common holiday frauds and scams:   Skimming is carried out by using electronic devices to secretly scan and store debit card and credit card PINs and numbers. This tactic is commonly used on fuel pumps at gas stations.  SMiShing (SMS phishing) is…

10 Ways to Make Your Accounts More Secure 

With online transactions increasing each year, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant in protecting your identity. Identity theft and fraud are on the rise, and scammers are becoming smarter and more creative with targeting you and your accounts. However, figuring out how to best protect yourself can be overwhelming. Below are ten things you can start doing right now to secure your accounts better.  1. Change Your Online Banking Password Regularly Remember to change and update your online banking passwords regularly. You should try to change them every three to six months to help lower the chances of your password being decoded or stolen by hackers.   2. Close Old Accounts If you have old financial accounts from years past that you no longer use, they…

September 6, 2021Security Center No Comments

With online transactions increasing each year, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant in protecting your identity. Identity theft and fraud are on the rise, and scammers are becoming smarter and more creative with targeting you and your accounts. However, figuring out how to best protect yourself can be overwhelming. Below are ten things you can start doing right now to secure your accounts better.  1. Change Your Online Banking Password Regularly Remember to change and update your online banking passwords regularly. You should try to change them every three to six months to help lower the chances of your password being decoded or stolen by hackers.   2. Close Old Accounts If you have old financial accounts from years past that you no longer use, they…