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10 Tips for Your 2021 Budget

10 Tips for Your 2021 Budget

Taking a look at your 2021 budget? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you to save more this year and meet your financial goals.

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Why Safe Deposit Boxes Have an Upper Hand on Home Safe Storage

Why Safe Deposit Boxes Have an Upper Hand on Home Safe Storage

Did you know that home burglaries are highest during the summer months, but they spike around the holidays, too? In addition, most home burglaries take place during daylight hours while homeowners are away at work! If you want to ensure your valuables stay safe, consider an Old Fort Bank safe deposit box rather than a home safe. While safe deposit boxes are not as popular as they once were, they still have unrivaled advantages to their competitors. Here are a few advantages to safe deposit boxes, and things to consider for storing your valuables, no matter where that may be:

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Seven Tips for Safer Online Holiday Shopping

Seven Tips for Safer Online Holiday Shopping

The challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are changing the way holiday shopping will look throughout the country this year. For some, it will remain in person with face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing and the like. But for a majority of Americans, holiday purchases will be conducted primarily online in order to limit potential exposures to the virus. If you're planning on purchasing the majority of your holiday gifts online this year, here are a few tips to keep your credit cards and your bank accounts safe.

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Ways to Spend Less, Save More in Difficult Times

Ways to Spend Less, Save More in Difficult Times

If you or others in your family are facing difficult times financially, perhaps from a job loss or wage cuts, it is especially important to spend less on nonessential items so you have more money to pay essential bills or to add to a savings account you can tap in an emergency. Here are some strategies.

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Money Market Account or Savings Account: Which is Right for You?

Money Market Account or Savings Account: Which is Right for You?

An essential part of creating a stable financial future is being able to set aside savings, whether for a rainy day or for your future. Putting money in a money market account or savings account is a safe, low-risk way to keep your funds liquid. They are both excellent financial tools that put your savings to work while earning interest. However, depending on your financial goals or personal situation, one account could be preferable over the other.

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