Five Retirement Planning New Year's Resolutions

by Austin Bank 24. December 2013 09:49
The holiday season is a time for reflection over the past year and planning for the future. At this time, take a moment to think about the state of your retirement portfolio. [More]

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Penny Pinchers - Saving Tips | Retirement Planning

FICO Scores: The Only Ones That Count

by Austin Bank 18. September 2013 11:51
Credit scores drive many things in our current economy. Not only affecting loan approvals, they may also affect rates you pay on insurance, credit cards and the issuance of new credit of any kind. Pay attention to your FICO scores; avoid FAKO scores. [More]

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Credit Scores | Fraud Alerts | General

Online Banking, Data Security and You

by Austin Bank 20. May 2013 13:53
Online banking has grown rapidly into a major new way to bank. Some surveys show that more people prefer to bank online than in the traditional ways. This phenomenal growth has been accompanied by increases in the safety and security measures undertaken by banks and their customers. But cyber-criminals are always looking for new ways to electronically break into the bank and steal your money. [More]

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A Banking Relationship test for your Small Business

by Austin Bank 2. May 2013 10:12
Seven key questions small business owners should ask themselves about their bank. [More]

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Banking Relationships | Small Business Banking

Summer Travels and Your Debit Card

by Austin Bank 19. April 2013 02:06
With summer just around the corner many families are planning to travel.Whether it’s a day trip or a trip outside the country, we encourage our customers to alert us if they plan to use their debit cards outside of their typical shopping areas. [More]

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Banking Relationships | Debit Card | Fraud Alerts | General | Travel

Penny Pinchers - Saving Tips

by Austin Bank 10. April 2013 09:37
My great-grandma always used to say a penny saved is a penny earned. And she was right! While I don't re-use plastic sandwich baggies like she did, I do practice a few money-saving habits that help me find an extra $50 or so each month to put away towards my financial goals. Here are five of my favorites. [More]

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FRAUD ALERT! Texts, Pop-ups and Downloads

by Austin Bank 3. April 2013 12:45
FDIC reports that criminals masquerading as legitimate businesses or government agencies are tricking consumers into divulging valuable personal information over the computer, phone or fax in order to drain bank accounts. Here are the latest tips from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) for protecting against new schemes using electronic devices. [More]

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Data Security | Fraud Alerts | Online Banking

Free Annual Credit Report

by Austin Bank 26. March 2013 10:30
The official web site www.annualcreditreport.com is the ONLY authorized online source for you to get a free credit report under federal law. You can get a free report from each of the three national credit reporting companies every twelve months. [More]

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Welcome to the Shortest Weekend of the Year!

by Austin Bank 8. March 2013 16:13
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March. This year, that falls on Sunday, March 10. The majority of people will change their clocks on Saturday evening before they go to bed, but you could wait and do it Sunday morning as well. [More]

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America Saves Week

by Austin Bank 25. February 2013 16:12
America Saves Week February 25 – March 2, 2013 is chance for individuals to assess their own saving status and take financial action. Studies reveal that having a savings plan with specific goals can have beneficial financial effects, even for lower-income families. [More]

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