5 Tips to Minimize the Damage of a Lost or Stolen Wallet

There aren’t too many things worse than the panicked feeling of a missing wallet or purse — especially when you’re not sure if it’s just misplaced or if it could be in the hands of a criminal. Follow these tips to help minimize the damage of a lost or stolen wallet and to give you peace . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Minimize the Damage of a Lost or Stolen Wallet

Give the Gift of Future Financial Success

Give the gift of financial success!

Help kids of all ages be financially successful. Start with the piggy bank and grow…

It’s easy to get focused on spending rather than saving and investing during the holiday season. However, some of the best gifts you can give children and young . . . → Read More: Give the Gift of Future Financial Success

The Paper Trail Ends: Over the Counter Sales of Savings Bonds Ends in 2011

The U.S. Department of the Treasury will end over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds on December 31, 2011, including sales through financial institutions and applications mailed directly to the Federal Reserve Bank by customers. This move is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $70 million over the next five years.

Although paper bonds are being discontinued, electronic Series . . . → Read More: The Paper Trail Ends: Over the Counter Sales of Savings Bonds Ends in 2011

Tips for Buying, Giving & Using Gift Cards

Gift cards are a great solution for those people on your holiday list for whom you don’t know what to buy. With gift cards, on size fits all, and the recipients can get exactly what they want. But before you buy a stack of gift cards, consider these tips from the Federal Trade Commission to make . . . → Read More: Tips for Buying, Giving & Using Gift Cards

Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Over the last several years, retailers report a 25-30 percent increase in online spending around the holidays. With more and more people heading to the Internet to complete their holiday shopping, Iowa’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has offered an advisory for online holiday shopping. Follow these common best practices when shopping online this . . . → Read More: Tips for Safe Online Shopping