The Great Debit Card vs. Cash Debate

  We’ve all heard the warnings that come with carrying a balance on high-interest credit cards. Those trying to keep their budgets in check may have resorted back to cash only. But others worry about the wisdom in carrying large sums of money and think using debit cards makes more sense. Below we offer points to consider in the great […]

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When Your Child Moves Out On Their Own

So, your child announced their to move out. You knew this day would come. And it certainly beats the alternative of them never leaving. You hope they listened over the years to the advice you carefully dispensed. But when your child moves out on their own, you still worry if they understand everything they need to know. The good news […]

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What is your budget experience level?

Many begin their new year with resolutions for fitness and career, but how about resolutions to improve your financial situation?  Normally, when tax season rolls around, budgeting and finances step into the light with resolutions.  So weather you reexamine your home budgeting in January or April, it should be at the top your list every year.  It can be overwhelming […]

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New and Improved Navigator Checking

    You’ve come to expect a certain level of personalized service from your community bank. At Standard Bank, we’ve recently leveled up one of our staple checking accounts: Navigator Checking. We think you’ll love the new enhancements. In fact, many were your ideas! Before we made our changes, we listened to your needs and feedback. Let’s take a look: […]

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How Digital Payments Work and Why They are the Most Secure

When it comes to secure digital payments (such as Apple Pay™, Google Pay™, etc.), you’ve probably heard the term “tokenization.” You know it’s more secure and helps avoid ordering new cards should fraud occur…but like many, you may think it involves some sort of wizardry behind the scenes that mere mortals will never comprehend. While it does involve a more […]

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Teaching Tweens and Teens to Save

  Earlier we talked about how to create good saving habits with young children. For those with tweens or teenagers, you know those fun days of saving up for a toy have passed. But the importance of teaching the value of saving is more important than ever. In fact, teaching tweens and teens to save and budget could be THE […]

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