Are online reviews costing you money?

What’s your first stop before making an online purchase? If you’re like 70 percent of Americans who shop online, you probably check online customer reviews. While that’s not a bad strategy, consumers should be skeptical about the origin of those… Read More

Tips for choosing a secure password

A password (also called a passphrase, passcode or PIN) is used to prevent someone from accessing or using your personal information. Having a solid password is your first line of defense, and possibly, the most important security control you have. Here… Read More

Mobile payment systems offer convenience, security

Mobile payment solutions make paying for goods and services easy and convenient. With Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google’s Android Pay you can use your smart device to make payments. This secure transmission does not expose your credit or debit… Read More

Technology helps you control your money on your terms

Today’s lightning-fast world of changing financial technology has opened up new opportunities for personal money management. Most credit unions and banks provide their members and customers with online and mobile banking tools. There are also a number of third party… Read More

Automate your finances

When you need directions, do you reach for a map or type your destination into a GPS or smart phone? Paper maps are nice, but they’re old school in some respects. They can’t tell you if traffic’s backed up or… Read More

Limit the information you share with apps

It’s not uncommon for mobile apps to ask for sweeping permissions to access the personal data on your device. It’s good you noticed that. However, apps don’t always need all of that information to function properly. It’s better to provide… Read More

Digitize your dollars

Millions of us use streaming movie and music services to satisfy our need for fast and easy connections. However, the Web also promises something a little less entertaining, but perhaps more useful: managing your money. Here are some of the… Read More