Many Americans are worried about someone stealing their credit card, paycheck, or debit card numbers, but they may be overlooking the one easy way thieves can access your financial information… your trash. Thieves easily can find receipts, statements and bills with valid account numbers in trash cans. Some easy steps you can take to prevent … Continue reading Carelessness Can Cost You
There’s no doubt about it—we’re all busy. Between juggling heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it can be difficult to find time to run to the credit union to do your everyday banking. Here five ways to make banking easier when you are on the go. 1st Financial Mobile … Continue reading 5 Ways to Simplify Your Banking
You get to the register and open your wallet. If you’re like me, you pull out your fancy piece of plastic: either your debit card or your credit card. But is there really a best choice on which one to use? Is there a reason you should switch back and forth? Maybe, you make a … Continue reading Credit Card vs. Debit Card
This weekend, as I was standing in my kitchen, fulfilling an overwhelming craving to make cookies, I quickly opened my phone and noticed I had received a new debit card alert email... and I hadn't used my debit card all day.
Many of us have gotten a phone call or letter from the bank saying that your account or credit or debit card has been compromised. I’ve been one of these people. Your heart drops and all you can think of is how am I going to fix all this? Here are some helpful steps to … Continue reading Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft