A Stress-Free Guide to Account Options (And Why They Matter)

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  “Open an account with us – and get a free toaster!” These days, the bank toaster (clock radio, electric blanket, or other gadget) has become a cliché for consumer banking. But what you might not know is that the decline of kitchenware freebies over the years is directly linked to a new development in […]

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FINANCIAL PLANNING BASICS

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The first step to revamping your finances is to plan. We’ve compiled a few practical, manageable tips to help grow your savings and work towards financial stability. 1. START AN EMERGENCY FUND Hope for the best, but plan for the worst- that’s where an emergency fund comes in. Even if it’s just a few dollars […]

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HOW TO STOP LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK

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Living paycheck to paycheck is more common than you may think. According to this website, over 65% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and would struggle to get by if their paycheck was delayed by a week. Why is living this way dangerous? And if it’s so bad, how do we stay away from it? Keep […]

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WHY YOU SHOULD BANK LOCAL

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  You’ve heard big banks advertise their services all over the world, but most consumers don’t realize all of the benefits that come with banking local. When it comes to customer service, banking fees and ethical choices, banking local is the smart choice, and we’ll tell you why. 1. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE Because local banks […]

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SPRING CLEANING YOUR BUDGET 101

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  Maybe you’ve started a budget but have found it complicated, time-consuming and not worth it. In the spirit of springtime, consider cleaning up your budget and starting fresh. A new season means a new and improved budget! 1. FIND A PURPOSE What’s the reason you started a budget? Maybe you are saving for your […]

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IRA FAQS: FIND YOUR ANSWERS

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Retirement may seem far away or coming soon to you. Either way, you likely have some questions as many people do. Today, we will tackle some of the most common questions. WHAT IS AN IRA? IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account. The purpose of it is to help people save for retirement through their paychecks. […]

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MAKE YOUR 2020 SAVINGS GOALS A REALITY

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The new year is full of hope and imagination for the future. It can be challenging for anyone to stick with these goals, especially financial ones. We’re happy to tell you that there is a way to make these goals a reality by sticking to these wise practices. BE REALISTIC In order to make your […]

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TOP 5 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY FAST

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  While it’s not a good idea to go after any “get rich quick” schemes, there are some ways that you can quickly get more money than you have had on a typical month. The secret is to be cautious with your spending. This is obviously easier said than done, but it’s a way to […]

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10 SAVING RESOLUTIONS TO MAKE THIS YEAR

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  Start the year out strong so you can finish the end of next year with a bang! These are some of our favorite savings resolutions that are great for novice savers or experts! 1. START WITH THE EMERGENCY FUND. The first step you should take this year is to make steps to build up […]

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HOW TO BOOST YOUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS

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  Looking to boost your retirement savings? Look no further! Here are some tips on how to do just that! STEP UP THE 401(K) If your company is matching your 401(k), make sure you take advantage of this now! Once you have established this for a year, consider ramping up your percentage by 1. Every […]

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KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH THESE SAVINGS TIPS

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  2020 is here and here are our favorite savings tips to help you kick off the new year! START SAVING FOR RETIREMENT. Starting to save for retirement now will be crucial in how much money you’re able to spend in the following years. The closer you get to retirement, the more you’ll have to […]

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5 HACKS FOR HOLIDAY SAVING

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  The holidays are upon us and that means more money will be spent! However, be careful not to go too far outside of your budget. Axiom Bank has compiled our favorite holiday savings hacks to help you keep more money in your pocket this season. AVOID EXTRAS When buying food for the holidays or […]

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