December is always filled with lots of extra activity, much of it related to holiday shopping and celebrating. But in the midst of a season of higher spending and hectic schedules, it’s also a prime setting for increased fraud manifesting itself in dozens of ways. As such, December is also National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month – the month for increasing awareness and becoming more alert about identity theft, data breaches, cybercrimes and other fraud issues.
Alerts and News - 2017 Archive
Ames, IA - VisionBank is going to – and dropping from – new heights in support of youth programming. As part of VisionBank’s ongoing commitment to community and building opportunities for youth, one of its own is rappelling down a 7 ½ story building in the Ames Campustown area to support the Boys and Girls Club of Story County (BGCSC) Over the Edge event on Friday, October 27.
Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.
Say you’re diligently saving money for your upcoming wedding, you plan to own your own business someday, and then in 40 years you want to retire to a beautiful farm. How do you juggle such different financial goals?
Getting married is not just a major emotional step. It’s a financial one, too. Your goals and money management methods may change a lot once you’re hitched.
Teens with summer jobs might be earning their own money for the first time — but it won’t be the last. The money habits they learn now could last for decades. Here’s how to help your teen make the most of a job and those paychecks.
If you have to work all summer, you might as well make the most of it.
More than 300,000 U.S. students headed to another country to study during the 2014-15 school year, according to the Institute of International Education. While a semester abroad is a great educational and cultural opportunity, students don't want to learn money lessons the hard way.
Traveler’s checks were once hailed as a convenient method of payment that vacationers shouldn’t leave home without. Favored for their security, these drafts were frequently used by people who wanted a safe way to carry their money to make purchases on international and domestic trips. Now, most major banks and credit unions no longer issue them, and they’re increasingly difficult to use, as consumers turn to credit and debit cards instead.
Banking nightmares can happen to even the most seasoned traveler.