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Christmas is the season of giving, but with all the costs of holiday shopping, decorating, and celebrating, your budget may...


Tags: Holiday Smarts, Community

You might think a community financial institution only serves a small rural town, like you might find in Kershaw, South...


Tags: Community, Sustainable Banking, Bank Local

Where's the nearest bank or credit union to you? 


Tags: Community, Sustainable Banking, Bank Local

If you've managed to start smart in 2014* with strong resolutions for saving money and budgeting better, you may already find...


Tags: Community

Tackling the world's problems, especially when we hear news reports of overseas strife or natural disasters, feels daunting...


Tags: Life Enriched, Home Ownership, Personal Finance,

There's no shortage of reasons to bank local. It may surprise you that — all things equal — two out of three U.S. adults would...


Tags: Personal Finance, Community

Too often, saving money feels like work. It's all about giving things up and being more responsible. It doesn't have to be all...


Tags: Community

The holiday season often feels steeped in consumerism aimed at gift giving, but at the end of the day, it's worth remembering...


Tags: Community