Smart Banking and Saving Basics

It’s all about saving the money you earn by banking smart, and using your banking for financial growth. 1. Money in a bank account is safe. A bank is one of the safest places to stash your cash. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the federal government increased the level of insurance read more »

17 Hottest Trends That Will Drive Banking in 2014

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January 13, 2014 By Philip Ryan The business of putting together lists of top this-and-that at the end of the year has simply gotten out of hand. No media outlet took the list thing to greater heights than Time, which published the “Top 10 Everything of 2013,” which include 54 lists of, well, everything. We found particular joy read more »

The 5 Most Important Money Lessons To Teach Your Kids

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Laura Shin – Contributor Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money. As a parent, however, you can teach your child important financial lessons — and you should. “Look at the mortgage crisis and how many families lost their homes — 3.9 million foreclosures. read more »

5 Important CD FAQs

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For these, and all your banking questions give us here at South Porte Bank a call today! What is an Online Certificate of Deposit (CD)? It’s a Certificate of Deposit that provides a fixed rate of return for the term of the product. With no monthly fees, you are guaranteed a specific amount at the read more »

Credit Cards: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

When you’re just starting out on your own, credit cards offer a convenient way to make purchases and build a credit history. But it’s also easy to make costly mistakes and damage your credit record. Here are tips for responsibly managing credit cards. – Read the fine print. “Before you apply for a credit card, read more »

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