Tag Archives: Banks

Are Your Deposits Covered?

Consumers often seek help from their bank or the  FDIC with questions relating to their bank accounts. Do I have to provide personal information if I use the FDIC’s online deposit insurance calculator to find out if my deposits are … Continue reading

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Wheels and Deals: Finding an Auto Loan That’s Good to Go

Buying a car can be exciting, but don’t lose sight of how you will pay for it. Here are our latest tips on financing a vehicle through an auto loan. Review your credit reports long before you go to purchase … Continue reading

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When Telemarketer Calls Don’t Ring True

There are federal rules that prohibit a variety of unfair or deceptive advertising practices, and enable consumers to stop most telemarketer calls by placing their personal phone and cell numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry (www.donotcall.gov).  The Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading

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Guard Your Identity, Resources in 2015

Midwesterners, Wisconsinites in particular, are often friendly, trusting, and willing to help a stranger. But sometimes such laudable traits can backfire. Before you respond to a promotion or a plea for help, ask about documentation and security safeguards. A few … Continue reading

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How Long to Keep Financial Records?

If paper decluttering was one of your New Year’s goals, you may be wondering which financial documents you can safely shred. While some documents need only be kept for a few months, others should be kept for several years, or … Continue reading

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Go Local!

As you begin or continue your holiday shopping on Black Friday, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Union State Bank are encouraging consumers to Go Local this holiday season with their purchasing, dining and spending. By supporting small businesses … Continue reading

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Online Holiday Shopping TIps

The holidays are right around the corner and consumers are being bombarded with ads for discounted merchandise, free shipping and other special deals during the holiday season, and in particular for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year, more than … Continue reading

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Holiday Gatherings: Counting the Costs

From Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day, many Wisconsinites budget carefully for holiday gift giving. But what about holiday entertaining? Have you ever hosted a party where the guest list grew beyond what your budget – or location – could handle? … Continue reading

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What’s This Computer Chip Doing in My Credit Card?

You may have recently received a new credit or debit card from your financial institution and noticed that it contains a computer chip. If you don’t have a chip card yet, though, you can expect to receive one by late … Continue reading

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What to Keep Where: From Bank Services to Document Storage Online

Certain financial papers and valuables are essential to keep secure and accessible. What should go where? A safe deposit box may be the best place for important things that will be costly, difficult or impossible to replace and that you … Continue reading

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