Tips for 2015 Holiday Online Shopping

It’s another Friday and time for some words of wisdom to ensure you don’t break the bank this holiday season when shopping for everyone on your list. If you missed last week’s blog, on the benefits of automatic savings accounts for year-round saving, … [Read more...]

Avoiding Family Drama When Managing Your Parents’ Money

As the holidays approach, you may be spending more time visiting with your family members in their homes, and you may notice a few things that make you feel uneasy.  A large pile of unopened mail; their wallet, credit card or cash laying haphazardly … [Read more...]

5 Questions to Ask When Applying For a Loan

Applying for a loan, no matter what kind, can be a daunting process. A great way to ease your stress is to formulate a list of questions before beginning the process. Doing a little research can go a long way and will help you be prepared for what … [Read more...]

5 Pieces of Advice for Second-Time Home Buyers

We give first-time home buyers a lot of attention and hand-holding, mostly because the whole process in unchartered territory to them. It's often assumed that second- or third-time home buyers don't need as much guidance since they've been through it … [Read more...]

Insurance Awareness: Are you Covered?

UPDATE: We updated this article from June 2015 to include our "Does Your Insurance Have You Covered?" SlideShare. Insurance, in concept, is something we all know we need.  And most of us carry multiple types of insurance; life insurance, auto … [Read more...]

5 Common Fraud Schemes

UPDATE: In the past week, police have been investigating the use of credit card/ATM skimmers at a banking location in Lebanon County.  Several months ago our IT Manager, Matt Steffy provided information on common fraud schemes that cyber criminals u … [Read more...]

The Countdown’s On: Tips on Saving Money for the Holidays

Can you believe we’re only 3 months from Christmas! The holiday season will be here before we know it. It’ll soon be time to deck the halls, trim the tree and shop for the friends and family on your holiday list. But does the thought of the holidays a … [Read more...]

You Can Help to Stop the Data Breaches!

My favorite thing about being part of the credit union community is the way that credit unions band to together to create awareness of issues concerning our members. In the past, we've reached out to Congress to fight for credit unions to keep their … [Read more...]

Know Your Financial Current Events – Fall 2015

As we head into Labor Day weekend, in Lancaster County we are seeing the lowest gas prices in the county in over a decade. Great for those of you hitting the road for a final hurrah of summer, but it's also a sign of many financial current events … [Read more...]

The Problems with Prepaid Debit Cards

There's always a little bit of confusion surrounding prepaid debit cards.  They certainly aren't credit cards, they're more than gift cards, and they work a little bit differently than your bank's debit card. Very simply, once activated, prepaid … [Read more...]

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