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Financial Education

Money Tips

Tips create opportunity.

People who have a firm grasp on money are more likely to be successful managing money. Below are some helpful tips that may help keep you from making a drastic decision (buying a Mercedes Benz), help you cut your spending (lay off that daily Big Gulp buy), or learn how to save for the future (what is my retirement plan?).

  • Spending: Use our advice to keep tabs on everyday spending and budgeting, better understand your financial situation, and set and measure savings goals. Read more.
  • Saving: Establish savings “buckets” using our special savings accounts to help you routinely pay yourself first and reap the rewards of your efforts (vacations, home improvements, pay down debt, etc.) Read more.
  • Long-term Goals: Whether you’re wanting to buy a home or save for retirement, long-term goals require planning. Sit down with a financial professional who can help you see the big picture and help you create a road map of how to get there. Read more.

  • Glossary of terms: Making sense of dollars and cents. It’s hard to make sense of the difference between APR and APY. Follow the link for common financial terms.
  • Life Stages: We’re stating the obvious here, but a high school senior has very different needs than someone who is close to retirement. But as you enter different stages in your life, you may or may not know what to expect when it comes to your financial and banking needs. That’s why Financial Center has developed this Life Stages section—to highlight things to consider as you make your way through life.(Planning for college, getting married, expanding family, changing jobs, entering retirement, and transferring wealth)


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