Card Skimmers on the Rise!

Credit Card Skimmers, up close view of one.
Know what to look for and how to protect yourself and your account! 1. Inspect The Card Reader And The Area Near The PIN Pad Many banks and merchants realize that skimming is on the rise and will often post a picture of what the real device is supposed to look like so you will see that there is something attached that is not supposed to be there if a skimmer is present. Of course, a card skimmer could put a fake picture over the real picture so this isn’t... Read More

C·U·D Mobile Wallets are here!

Mobile Wallet
C∙U∙D Mobile Wallets have launched! What is it? Mobile wallet is a way to carry your credit card or debit card information in a digital form on your mobile device. Instead of using your physical plastic card to make purchases, you can pay with your smartphone, tablet, or smart watch. Think of it as the digital equivalent of all the everyday things included in a physical wallet like loyalty cards, coupons, business cards, tickets, credit cards and more. Don’t struggle to get at your cards in your purse or wallet,... Read More

5 Financial Concepts Graduating Seniors Should Know

With graduation around the corner, high school seniors and their parents are focused on their school’s graduation requirements. But what about their personal finance education requirements? Are financial skills included in a student’s formal education? Not usually. What financial concepts should graduating seniors know before they walk down the aisle to Pomp and Circumstance? According to the Council for Economic Education’s Annual Survey of the States, only 17 states require that high school students take a course in personal finance and that number has remained unchanged since 2014. Moreover, the... Read More