Blue & Gold News

Certificate of Deposit and Money Market Accounts Explained

With the increase in interest rates over the last year, now is a great time to learn about Certificate of Deposit (CD) and Money Market accounts — two savings tools that may be a good fit to help you reach your financial goals. These types of accounts are appealing because ...read more

Mobile Banking is Secure, Convenient, and Easy!

Our mobile banking app puts the highest priority on security and usability. It's ready to fit seamlessly into your life and into your hands. • Secure for worry-free transactions• Convenient for your busy schedule• Easy to use for everyone Get the flexibility to manage your money on your schedule. You can view ...read more

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As tax season gets underway, the American Bankers Association is urging all consumers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” says the ABA. “Consumers ...read more

Streamline the Lending Process with the Certified Homebuyer Program

Buying a home is a monumental decision for all, but it isn’t without certain hang-ups and surprises. Voluminous contracts and paperwork can slow the process greatly, while certain details may arise that catch the buyer, seller, and brokers off guard — and in some cases, can derail the process altogether. Thankfully, ...read more

Are You Keeping Up with Your Financial Fitness?

As important as it is to monitor your health, it’s also beneficial to keep up with your financial fitness. Your financial fitness determines how much your financial status impacts your day-to-day life, how on track you are towards achieving your financial goals, and if you’re able to cover emergency situations. ...read more

25 Tips to Help You Stay Cheerful During the Winter Months

In August or September, when you ask certain people if they are excited about the fall season, some of them will say “No, because winter is coming.” There are parts of winter that are exciting, such as the holidays, but there can also be gloomy elements to the season, especially ...read more

Cyber Security Tips to Increase Data Privacy

Data Privacy Week occurs each year from January 24 – January 28. It is an international effort to create awareness about digital data privacy while educating citizens on how to manage their personal information and keep it secure. Here are some helpful tips to increase your digital safety and protect ...read more

Fraud Education – Online Loan Scam

A loan scam is a loan offered under false pretenses. The scammer will use fake company logos, phony caller ID numbers, and other scam techniques to impersonate legitimate loan companies. What is the scammer trying to gain?  Social Security NumbersCredit/Debit Card NumbersOnline Banking CredentialsAccount Numbers There has been a spike recently in fraud ...read more

Holiday Spending Tips

Ready to start your holiday spending? Follow these five simple tips to stay on track with your expenses: Start with a list. Make a list of the people you want to purchase a gift for. Then, make a second list of your other planned holiday expenses — gas, hotel stays, ...read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Online Shopping

During the holiday season, many consumers choose the convenience of doing their shopping online rather than making a trip to brick and mortar retail stores. According to a survey, in both 2021 and 2022, about 57 percent of U.S. consumers shop online during the holiday season. Although online shopping has its ...read more