Financial Fundamentals Blog

Budgeting made easy

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Welcome to the New Year! With a new year comes new resolutions: For some it’s eating better, for others it’s getting fit, and for many it’s getting their finances in order. When it comes to getting your finances in check, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Budgeting Tips for the Last-Minute Shopper

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Need a few tips to get that last-minute shopping done at a reasonable price? You've come to the right place.

Money-saving tips for the holidays

  • Beth Ann Tabak
The music has a jingle to it, the gift guides are out and the lights are twinkling, which can only mean one thing: the holidays are upon us. Here are a few tips on how to save money and avoid overspending this season.

Shop smart and save for the Holidays

  • Beth Ann Tabak
The holidays are in full swing, and shopping days are running out. I know what you’re thinking: It’s too late to score deals and save money. Don’t worry; there are still steps you can take to cut costs even if your shopping has only just begun. Let’s review some of those steps as well as explore year-round measures that can help put you at the top of your financial game next year.

Use Online and Mobile Banking for an easier Holiday Season

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Feeling the pressure of the Holidays already? Don’t worry, we have some tips on how online and mobile banking can truly make the Holidays the most wonderful time of the year.

Cash vs. Credit: Which is better?

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Ever wonder what form of payment – cash or credit – is better for money management? Here are a few advantages of using a credit card that might help you settle your debate!

Holiday Survival Guide

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and another year has almost come and gone. If you’re like most Americans, the next few weeks will be filled with shopping, attending parties, baking and decorating. What it won’t be filled with is time, or at least it can feel that way. Take charge of your holidays with these tips from KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education).

Reducing your risk for identity theft

  • Beth Ann Tabak
As we all know, the risk for identity theft is ever present. However, staying vigilant and being proactive in securing your information can help reduce that risk and eliminate headaches down the road. Here are a few steps that you can take to make your information more secure.

Save money with your WOW checking account

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Looking for small ways to make a big impact on your budget? Maybe it’s time to rethink your checking account and the benefits that could come with a new one.

Creating a student budget

  • Beth Ann Tabak
There’s a lot to think about during your first several weeks of starting college, and one that can go by the wayside is crafting a budget to maintain your financial success. Check out some tips from KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education) on how to make a budget and avoid falling into credit card debt.

Preparing for a disaster

  • Beth Ann Tabak
September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and with the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, you should consider creating your own plan for when a natural disaster or emergency strikes your region.