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How to Prevent Your Finances from Snowballing this Winter

Does the thought of viewing your checking account over the holidays make you uneasy? Have you been dipping into savings to fund your holiday shopping? You’re not alone, and we’re here to help!

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Everything You Need to Know About Certificate Accounts

If you hear the term Certificate account and are unsure of what that means, don’t worry, you are not alone! Certificate accounts are investment tools utilized by those who want to maximize earnings on their extra funds. Rather than letting your money sit in a low-interest savings account, put your money to work for you in a customizable certificate account and watch your earnings soar!

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How to Create and Keep Strong Passwords

Your passwords are the lock and key to your life. And when it feels like there’s another big security breach every week, you want to be sure those passwords are strong and safe.

Follow the 6 steps below for super-strong passwords that will keep scammers guessing.

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10 Cyber Monday Scams to Avoid this Holiday Season

Cyber Monday: the Monday following Thanksgiving, notorious for irresistible online sales. Due to COVID-19, in-person shopping has declined while online shopping has been on the rise. This will result in millions of people logging online in search of the best deals on Monday. However, online retailers aren't the only ones who want your hard-earned money. Scammers and Spammers are out there too! They utilize a variety of tactics to trick consumers like you into giving themselves a nice payday. How can this be avoided? By being educated and aware while making online purchases. Here are 10 common Black Friday scams you'll want to avoid this holiday season:

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Banking on the Go with USALLIANCE

Like the rest of the rapidly evolving world, the banking industry has evolved to include mobile and online applications, giving members access their accounts whenever and wherever they may go!

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10 Reasons to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

At the peak of the holiday shopping season, right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. This day is designated to encourage people to support small businesses by shopping with them. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), the 28 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all sales in the country. Small businesses create jobs, build a demand for locally made products, and keep communities thriving. The Coronavirus pandemic has become an existential crisis for the small businesses of America. So, ditch the Starbucks cup and grab a (socially distanced) coffee at your local coffee shop and support #SmallBusinessSaturday!

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5 Ways To Keep Your Finances Intact This Holiday Season

Keep your finances intact while still enjoying the holiday gift giving tradition with these five tips:

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How to Allocate Your Retirement Savings

There are many elements to a successful investment strategy, but they usually boil down to one basic concept—asset allocation. When you spread your retirement savings out among a variety of investment vehicles, you greatly increase your money’s earning power, at a level of risk that sits within your comfort zone.

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Your Complete Guide to Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is designed to protect you and your family members from liability and cover your home, plus possessions, in the event of disaster or theft.

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Do You Need an Emergency Fund and a Rainy-Day Fund?

Do you need to have a separate rainy-day fund and emergency fund? In an effort to simplify their money, people sometimes consolidate their accounts. This is OK in many instances, but it’s important to remember that rainy day funds and emergency funds serve different purposes. Additionally, it’s important to have not just one, but both funds available to tap into as needed.

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