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5 Ways to Stay Cyber-Secure On Social Media

Social media is key to staying connected, keeping up to date with trends and even sharing (and gathering) information about important or interesting events. So, how do you ensure you remain cyber-secure?

two women use photo prop to pose for social media after using tips from Gate City Bank to stay cyber-secure

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Tips for Avoiding Overdraft Charges

Learn more about how it’s crucial to keep track of how much you spend. This helps prevent costly overdrafts, which happen when you spend more money than you have, resulting in fees.

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11 Smart Ways to Save for College: Easy as A-B-C

College is a big investment. But whether you’re a parent or student who’s researching the costs of secondary education, it’s never too early – or too late – to start saving money for that college fund.

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Things to Know About Overdraft Protection

When it comes to maintaining a checking account, be sure to know your overdraft protection options and the fees you could face if you draw more money than is actually in your account.

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Easy Auto Loans: 9 Tips for Buying Your Next Car

by Josh McAlister, Senior Personal Loan Officer

Buying a new or used vehicle is a big decision. And with the prices of SUVs, trucks and cars continuing to rise, understanding all of your options can help you save money, make smart choices and stay in the driver’s seat.

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Preparing Finances for Homeownership: 5 Easy Checklist Items to Consider

Buying a home is one of the biggest life decisions you’ll ever make, and while the thought of preparing finances for homeownership can seem overwhelming, five easy steps can help simplify the mortgage loan process.

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9 Banking Essentials for Small Businesses

Small start-ups. Big dreams. Everything in between.

Whether you’re growing a family practice or you’re ready to transform that side hustle into a full-time brick-and-mortar business, there are a wide variety of resources and financing options to help set you up for success.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Rating

Your credit score has a big impact, especially when it comes to making a big purchase.

Whether you’re shopping for a car, buying a home or opening a new line of credit, financial institutions and other companies use your credit rating as a snapshot of your dependability. In other words: your score determines whether you qualify for a loan, what interest rate you’ll be charged and the maximum amount you can borrow.

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Emergency Savings Account: 6 Easy Tips for a Basic Fund (FREE Calculator)

Life is filled with unplanned expenses that stem from unpredictable circumstances. This impacts financial stability, which is why it’s crucial to have an emergency savings account in place to provide during stressful times.

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9 Healthy Financial Habits Worth Celebrating in 2022

Ready to start fresh with a few healthy financial habits? Even if you’re not typically one to make resolutions, the new year is the perfect time to take a closer look at your finances and think about your goals for the future.

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