Mobile Banking makes your life easier

In our fast-paced modern life, many of the services and products we consume are no longer tied to being at home or sitting at a computer. Watching a movie, buying tickets and live-streaming your life can all be done while walking or on the train. But one of the biggest changes has been mobile banking.…

2016 NCAA March Madness is coming? Are You Ready?

Can you feel it? The Madness is building! The NCAA College Basketball season is drawing to a regular season close in the first week of March. Teams are battling for position and ranking as Selection Sunday comes up on March 13. For the men’s division, perennial favorites like Duke and Georgia Tech seem to have…

Are You Opening Yourself Up To Identity Fraud?

In today’s technologically convenient world, sometimes we tend to sacrifice security in lieu of simplicity and speed. We are all guilty of doing it, and we tend to get away with it so we see no harm. The reality of it is Identity Fraud is growing at an astounding rate, and it is due to…

New Astrology Personal Checks

Many cultures, from the Chinese to the Mayans, have attached a special significance to astronomical events. There are historical records that date the practice as far back as the 2nd millennium BC, being used to predict the seasonal shifts and weather as well as to divine communication. With the practice being such an integral part…

Playoff Hockey Is Almost Upon Us

With the First Day of Spring having just past, the excitement of playoff hockey is now upon us. The race for NHL teams to secure a position in the playoffs is coming down to the wire, as teams are making the final push to extend their season. Eight teams from each of the two conferences…

Relying On “Float” When Writing Personal Checks

Many of us write checks for groceries, PTO responsibilities, Boy Scouts or Brownies, etc. Those checks usually came with a “float” time, the time between when the check was written until it gets processed at the bank and the amount is taken out of your account. With today’s technology, is that buffer time still available?…

The Storied History of March Madness

The NCAA created the Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament in 1939 to determine a national champion among major college basketball programs. The tournament includes the conference champions from all 32 Division 1 conferences, and 36 at large bids. The total field of 68 is then split into four separate regionally divided brackets, with each bracket…

Member FDIC: What Does it Mean?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Member FDIC” and it sounds like a good thing, but what exactly does it mean? In short, a member of the FDIC is a banking institution that pays a premium for all the money deposited by its customers to a federal agency that insures the money is there to stay,…