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What You Should Know About Overdraft Fees

The best way to prevent overdraft fees is to know your daily balance, manage your monthly budget and try not to spend more money than you have available in your checking account, but mistakes do happen. Below are some habits you can adopt to reduce your chances of being surprised by an overdraft fee.

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Savings Made Simple

Saving for the future may seem like a lot of work. But there are some things you can do to make saving easier.

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Take the Mystery Out of Homebuying

Whether you’re buying your first home or moving due to life’s changes, choosing the right mortgage is a big decision. We have resources to help.

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Phishing: Don't Take the Bait!

If you think there is something “phishy” about a message you receive, you could be right.

Don’t get hooked! When you get emails, texts or calls that are made to look like they come from companies or people you know, that’s called phishing.

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7 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Count

More than 70 percent of the nation’s taxpayers received a tax refund averaging nearly $3,000 in 2021, according to the Internal Revenue Service. As Americans receive their refunds, we have highlighted seven tips to help customers use the money wisely.

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What to Do with Unexpected Money

Whether it’s a stimulus check or an unexpected gift from a relative, we have a few tips for managing a surprise influx of funds.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Keeping your credit on track is key to a successful financial future. Here are a few ways to improve or maintain a great credit score:

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Homeowners Insurance Coverage

Gate City Insurance Advisors help you create the best homeowners policy coverage by reviewing coverage options to personalize your policy.

One way to personalize homeowners coverage is to add additional coverage called “endorsements”.

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Dream Big and Plan - How to Meet Your Financial Goals

We want to help you get started toward your goals, so we’ve put together a list of ways that can help you meet, and possibly exceed, your financial dreams.

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Protecting Your Digital Home

More of your home devices are now connected to the internet, including thermostats, door locks, and coffee machines. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, saving us time while providing convenience and safety. These technological advances are innovative and intriguing; however, they also pose a new set of security risks. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.

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