Online Banking
  • Earning Money Online: What’s Your Time Worth?

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    It’s hard to ignore the appeal of making real money online—after all, we live in a world where bloggers land book and movie deals, where top YouTubers are multimillionaires and where celebrities collect thousands of dollars in exchange for a single sponsored tweet.
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  • The Effect of Time on Investing

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Investing can seem like a very risky, complex and fast-moving process. With endless combinations of investment vehicles to choose from, it can be difficult to take your first step as an investor—especially with the knowledge that all investments carry the risk of losing some or all of your money. So why bother?
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  • Attitudes Towards Insurance

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Insurance coverage can be tricky to shop for, because it requires making specific financial decisions about some hazy and unpredictable concepts. Depending on the type of insurance you’re looking into, you might find yourself pondering some downright uncomfortable questions.
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  • How to Counter the Effects of Inflation

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices. Generally, inflation is seen as a frustrating "financial fact of life" that passively affects everyone as price levels climb and as the dollar’s purchasing power decreases over time.
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  • The Challenges of Choosing a Career

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Jake Ward
    "When I grow up, I want to be a ___________." Depending on who you are, filling in the blank above can be an exciting, troubling or outright confusing task. If you happen to be a kindergartner, filling in the blank is awesome, because at that age, dinosaur and superhero are both perfectly viable career options. If you happen to be in high school, filling in the blank can be motivating because it takes all your talents and interests and captures them in a single goal that you can pursue through high school and past graduation day. If you happen to be an adult, filling in the blank can be a little bit terrifying because that could mean you’re now a grown-up (regardless of whether or not you feel like one) and here you are, still secretly looking for ideas.
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  • Keep or Toss: How Long Should I Hang Onto My Financial Documents?

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Every year, it’s nice to do a bit of "financial spring cleaning" and de-clutter your filing cabinet, your desk drawers, and the various hiding places where miscellaneous scraps of paper tend to accumulate and multiply. Read on to find out what you should be saving, and what’s OK to shred.
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  • Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Signing a Mortgage

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Asking the right questions is an important part of every financial decision you make, and home ownership is no exception. If you’ve been thinking about buying a place, preliminary research will turn up a long checklist of questions for you to ask at every part of the process. There are questions for your financial institution, questions for your mortgage broker and questions for your real estate agent. But what about the questions you should be asking yourself?
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  • Saving on Groceries - Break up With the Big Brands

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Picture this scenario: you’re steering your shopping cart through the sliding doors of the supermarket, shopping list in hand. As you walk the aisles, there’s a strategy you can use to save an average of 33% on your entire purchase. It doesn’t require any coupon cutting or signing up for rewards cards. And the best part? You still get every single item on your list. The secret? Buying private-label products instead of brand-name products.
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