Financial Education Center

Which Kind of Savings Account or Solution Is Best for My Needs?

If you’re just getting started or have decided it’s time to start building up your short or longer-term savings, you may be wondering if a traditional savings account, a high-yield savings account, or a Certificate of Deposit (CD) is the right solution for you. Let’s take a closer look at three popular, non-retirement savings options.

5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Did you receive a tax refund this year? Recent data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shows the average tax refund amount is up $178 at the end of March 2024 compared to the same time last year.

Understand Investment Return Taxation to Make Well-Informed Financial Decisions

This article is designed to broadly discuss investment return taxation, while covering a range of topics, including the types of income, basis, capital gains and losses, holding periods, taxable income considerations, and the strategic use of capital losses.

Are 529 Plans a Good Way to Save for College?

Yes, they can be an excellent way to save for college. 529 savings plans let you save money for college in an individual investment account that offers federal tax advantages. 529 plans are established by individual states and managed by an experienced financial institution designated by the state. Plans may have slightly different features but essentially work the same way.

Yes, Banks Are the Safest Place for Your Money: Find Out More About FDIC Insurance

If you’ve watched the news or scrolled through your social media feed recently, you’ve probably heard the buzz regarding “Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC Insurance” and its importance in both good and not-ideal economic conditions.

Your Annual Financial Checkup For 2023: Six Things to Consider

A new year brings a sense of new beginnings and a fresh start. Have you checked in with your finances lately? With 2022 in the past, it’s an ideal time to see how the year affected your finances.