Financial Tips


    Give Yourself the Gift of Healthy Finances!

    2020-09-08 | Financial Tips

    This holiday season, treat yourself to a gift that will set you up for long-term success – a financial health checkup! Sure, it may not be the most exciting gift you’ll receive, but by taking the time to ensure your goals, savings and accounts are all in order, you’ll be financially prepared for 2021 and beyond. Ready to get started?


    5 Tips for a Decade-Worthy New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

    2020-01-07 | Financial Tips

    The dawn of a new decade is a time for powerful new beginnings. Are you ready for a powerful New Year’s resolution?

    Eliminating debt, learning new spending habits, or building savings are choices that can change your life. They can affect your entire wellbeing – from stress levels, to physical and mental health. The new year and new decade is a great time to commit to your financial health.

  • 5 Holiday Budgeting Tips - Video

    2019-12-05 | Financial Tips

    Here are 5 tips we find useful when it comes time to shopping and budgeting for the holidays.


    Help Your Family Spend Less This Holiday Season

    2019-09-16 | Financial Tips

    All of our annual seasonal celebrations cost money – lots of money. This year, help your family spend less by incorporating these ideas into your holiday budget plan. 


    Seven Spring Home Maintenance Projects

    2019-04-03 | Financial Tips

    There’s no doubt about it – the long, grueling winter months can be hard on our homes and lawns. To keep your property in tip-top shape and prepare for the warmer seasons ahead, complete the task list below:


    Top Tips for Purchasing a Pre-Owned Car in the Digital Age

    2019-02-07 | Financial Tips

    It’s no secret that the Internet has drastically changed the ways in which people locate and purchase used vehicles. Sure, it’s still possible to shop for a car using the traditional methods. But taking advantage of the Internet to pinpoint vehicle and pricing information – and even to secure financing – could help set you up for a much better deal.


    6 Paper Decluttering Tips

    2019-01-22 | Financial Tips

    For many getting organized and decluttering is in their top 5 resolutions. With so many documents to look after, you may feel confused about which ones to keep and for how long. We'll help you take the guesswork out of filing and organize your important records with these simple tips.


    Pros and Cons of Debt Consolidation

    2019-01-03 | Financial Tips

    Looking at debt consolidation pros and cons can help you figure out if debt consolidation is a good option for your goals.


    5 Ways to Up Your Money Game in 2019

    2018-12-26 | Financial Tips

    By now, most people have made their resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. While the most popular resolutions tend to focus on physical health, the start of a new year is also a perfect time to prioritize your financial wellness.

    Ready to get started? Read on.


    Boost Your Savings With Certificate Laddering

    2018-12-26 | Financial Tips

    With interest rates so low, getting the most out of your savings can be a challenge. So how do you earn money from your savings without tying it up for years? Enter the magic of certificate laddering.


    Save Big in 2019

    2018-12-26 | Financial Tips

    Saving is not easy. If it was everyone would be doing it, but there are ways to make it easier. With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to think about setting a savings goal for 2018.


    Have You Made Any of These Financial Mistakes

    2018-10-18 | Financial Tips

    As people move through different stages of life, there are new financial opportunities — and potential pitfalls — around every corner. Have you made any of these mistakes?


    Top Tips for Digging Yourself Out of Debt

    2018-06-27 | Financial Tips

    You don’t have to stay trapped in high-rate debt forever. With a little determination and some smart financial strategies, it’s possible to pay your way to a debt-free future.


    Travel Safety Tips

    2018-06-26 | Financial Tips

    By taking a few precautionary steps and using a bit of common sense, you can keep your getaway going smoothly.


    Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs

    2018-06-25 | Financial Tips

    Your first steps should be to estimate how much income you’ll need to fund your retirement.


    Making Home Improvements? Save Some Cash!

    2017-12-15 | Financial Tips

    With good planning, you can save a good chunk of cash on your next project.


    Managing Debt While Saving for Retirement

    2017-12-15 | Financial Tips

    The key in managing both debt repayment and retirement savings is to understand a few basic financial concepts.


    Don't Get Tripped Up By Trip Expenses

    2017-07-03 | Financial Tips

    How to spend less while traveling.


    The ABCs of ITMs

    2017-06-26 | Financial Tips

    An ITM is like an ATM (automated teller machine), but features live video technology. You can use the ITM to connect with video associates who will assist you with your transactions.


    Better Budgeting in Three Steps

    2017-05-03 | Financial Tips

    Whichever method or tools you use, the three steps to develop a successful monthly budget are always the same.


    Find the Right Solution for Any Borrowing Need

    2017-05-03 | Financial Tips

    Review some of the different lending options and learn more about the programs available to help you borrow smart.



    How to Find the Money for a New Home Down Payment

    2017-03-09 | Financial Tips

    Review your options to find unknown, acceptable sources to fund your new home down payment.


    Is Fall the Best Time to Buy a House?

    2016-10-20 | Financial Tips

    Fall is the bet season to buy a house. As temperatures cool and trees shed their leaves, enough factors break in the buyer's favor to make it the number one season for home buying.


    A Wrecked Vehicle Could Wreck Your Finances

    2016-04-26 | Financial Tips

    Protect your auto loan and your finances with GAP PLUS.


    Your Credit Score

    2016-01-07 | Financial Tips

    What makes up your credit score and steps to help you boost your credit score.


    What You Need to Know About Balance Transfers

    2015-12-01 | Financial Tips

    Moving your debt to a lower interest rate can be an excellent cost-cutting strategy.


    Before Remodeling, Check Your Insurance

    2015-10-01 | Financial Tips

    Be sure your homeowners insurance policy reflects the increased value of your home while remodeling.


    Spring Cleaning Your Finances

    2015-03-13 | Financial Tips

    Spring clean your finances.  Reduce bills and clean out and organize your files.