Archive for February, 2016

checking card

Signature transactions vs. PIN transactions: What’s the difference?

February 26th, 2016 Sandy Bailey

“Swipe your card.” We hear it in restaurants, gas stations and retail stores. It’s fast. It’s convenient. And, it’s a growing trend. The number of people using check cards is increasing at a very fast rate. In 2012, check card transactions were accountable for purchases reaching over $2 trillion in the United States, and that […]

Warning signs of ID theft

Warning signs of identity theft

February 17th, 2016 Carrie White

When it comes to ID theft, everyone is at risk. Millions of Americans have their identity stolen every year and it’s one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. In 2014, more than 1.5 million complaints of identity fraud were reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and with the large number of data […]

Small business finances

5 tips to keep your small business finances in order

February 4th, 2016 Luke Lesyshen

Accounting is a necessary evil in the small business world. It’s one of those tasks all entrepreneurs know is part of running a business but few realize how easily it can suck up your day and make operating a successful business harder than imagined. Although it can be a tedious task to keep your finances […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Feb. 4

February 4th, 2016 Charlie Funk

February 22-27 is America Saves Week. Started in 2007, this is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for everyone to assess their saving status. I try to take every opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of saving money! Here are some key points I’d like to emphasize […]