Financial Education Center

Financial Considerations Before Purchasing Your First Home

The spring home buying season is here. It’s the time of the year that many home buyers start shopping for a new home.

5 Financial Tips for Purchasing a Home This Spring

The spring home buying season is typically one of the busiest times of year to purchase a new home. Here are some tips to help you navigate purchasing a home this spring.

Am I Having Enough Tax Withheld From my Paycheck?

It is important that you properly estimate your tax withholding. If an insufficient amount of taxes is withheld, you may end up owing a substantial sum, including penalties and interest, when you file your tax return.

Help Avoid Taxpayer Identity Theft

Identity theft is a major financial concern, especially in the area of tax returns. Millions of tax filers in the past decade have attempted to file electronic income tax returns only to find that someone has already filed a return using their Social Security numbers.

How Can I Protect Myself Against Identity Theft?

The chance that someone will assume your identity to open fraudulent bank or credit accounts is increasing as thieves become more sophisticated. The best way to protect yourself is to try to prevent this from happening in the first place.