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Let The Madness Begin

For those of you who don’t already know, The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, or March Madness, will be starting on Tuesday March 18th. It is a single-elimination tournament featuring 68 college basketball teams and is played to determine the national champion of Division I college basketball teams. The tournament was created in 1939…

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Why You Should Be Using Coupons

In today’s society, most everyone is on a tight budget due to the current tough times in our economy. That’s why it has become more important than ever to find the best deals possible, even on our day to day purchases.  Fortunately, there is rarely a need to pay full price for anything these days.…

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Should I Have Multiple Checking Accounts?

You may have heard of friends or family having more than one checking account. Why, you ask would people want or need more than one checking account? Well there are many different reasons ranging from dedicated specific accounts for defined expenses to keeping money separate from your spouse in case of a separation/divorce and all…

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When Should I Replace My Personal Checks?

One of the questions I hear most often is, “Do I need to get new personal checks if any of the personal information printed on them is no longer current? While it may not seem necessary  to have to replace your checks because your address or other information has changed, you really should. It is…

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Should I Get Additional Security Features on My Checks?

Check fraud is one of the growing challenges facing individuals, businesses and financial institutions today.  However, there are built in security features that come standard on most personal checks that make it increasingly difficult for criminals to manipulate checks and leave a wave of innocent victims in their wake. One form of check fraud consists…

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Do I Need To Order Checks From My Bank?

While writing out your bills this month you realize that you are down to your last book of checks. For most people, the thought is, “No problem I’ll just drop off that form the next time I go to the bank.” After all, your checking account is with your bank, so don’t you have to…

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Security Features on Checks That Prevent Fraud

Check fraud was once an easy feat for an experienced criminal.  However, recently there have been numerous advancements in the personal check printing industry that help prevent and detect check fraud. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has created industry standards and practices for personal bank checks that significantly reduce the risk of check fraud…

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Write a Check to Stay Safe

When you go to the store to make a purchase, you have multiple payment options: Cash, check, credit card or debit card. There are even ways of paying for things via applications on your cell phone such as Google Wallet. With the growth in electronic payment options comes the increase in ways people can gain…