If you find it hard to imagine that someone would target a senior citizen with a financial scam, you’re not alone. Who would do such a thing? Sadly, recent consumer protection data and financial exploitation statistics suggest that elder financial abuse is happening all over the country, and that scam artists who personally know the victim — such as with family members, grandchildren, trusted friends and caregivers — are doing more damage than those who don’t.
The internet is a quick and easy way to get a lot of information, communicate with others and stream or download your favorite media. Tasks such as online bill payment and instantly checking your bank account have never been more convenient.
Unfortunately, the internet has also created an easy route for hackers and thieves to access personal and financial information. Identity theft is a problem that has persisted as technology has evolved.
Seeing your child succeed creates a sense of pride and accomplishment that’s unlike anything else you can experience as a parent. It’s a fantastic feeling to watch your kids grow as they learn and have life experiences. A significant way you can help foster their future success is to teach your children about financial literacy. Continue Reading…
As you picture your new home, one part of the house purchase process you may not want to think about is how much it will cost. Buying a house is one of the most significant financial commitments you will ever have to make, and mortgages are a vital part of getting your dream home.
When you are looking for a mortgage loan, you may be confused by all of the steps that go into the process. That’s where a trusted, reliable bank comes into the picture. A loan officer from your local bank can help you work through your loan options and determine what route is best for you.
Agriculture is paramount to local and state economies. Farmers are some of the most important workers in our country and in our world. Unfortunately, farmers face challenges regularly. From having access to good farming land to dealing with natural disasters, there is no shortage of obstacles that farmers have to overcome to turn a profit.Continue Reading…