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What Happens After You Freeze Your Credit?

What Happens After You Freeze Your Credit?

If you’ve been a victim of identity theft, the first thing you should do is put a “freeze” on your credit report by calling the three credit bureaus (Experian®...

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Top Three Tax Time Tips to Reduce Stress

Top Three Tax Time Tips to Reduce Stress

It’s no secret that tax time can be taxing on one’s stress levels. Fortunately, a few simple tips can greatly improve your tax filing experience...

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Tips for Being Financially Safe in 2018

Tips for Being Financially Safe in 2018

As 2017 ends and the New Year begins, we should review some financial safety tips.

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The Store Credit Card Trap: The Simple Solution

The Store Credit Card Trap: The Simple Solution

Let’s face it – it can be hard to say no to the perky retail clerks trying to coax you into signing up for their store credit cards. After all, “You’ll get 10...

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Show Your Home Some Love

Show Your Home Some Love

Are you feeling a little blah about your home? Sometimes, after a few years, your “dream home” becomes a little less “dreamy”. Use these tips to get a “new...

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Save Money While Helping the Environment

Save Money While Helping the Environment

It’s what we call a win-win: you save money and you also help the environment. Here are some easy ways to be a green hero...

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Make Your Money Plan: The Key to Your Financial Success

Make Your Money Plan: The Key to Your Financial Success

It’s easy to postpone the habit to save, but a solid plan is key to success. By following some basic guidelines, you’re more likely to achieve financial security. We...

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Know What is in Your Credit Record – Get Your Free Report

Know What is in Your Credit Record – Get Your Free Report

Your credit report can affect whether or not you qualify for credit (mortgage, loans, credit cards, etc.) and the interest rates you pay on that credit. Your credit report is also used...

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Getting Your First Credit Card: The Dos and Don’ts

Getting Your First Credit Card: The Dos and Don’ts

Ready to make the big leap into the land of credit? Credit cards offer great ways to earn points and rewards, get peace of mind for emergencies, and build your credit history. But...

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Clean Up Your Finances for the New Year

Clean Up Your Finances for the New Year

After a year of spending, saving, paying off bills and racking up rewards points, your financial life can get a little messy. And now that the holiday season is over, it is a great time...

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Don’t Blow that Holiday Bonus!

Don’t Blow that Holiday Bonus!

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably decided how you want to spend your holiday bonus before you even have the check in hand. Maybe you’re planning to take off...

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Safe Online Shopping

Safe Online Shopping

The holidays can be a busy time of year, and doing your holiday shopping online can be a great way to save time while you find the right gifts at the best price. You’ll skip the...

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Spend Smart This Holiday Season

Spend Smart This Holiday Season

It’s easy to go overboard when shopping for holiday gifts, but the fallout from seasonal overspending can last all year. Follow this helpful advice for getting a grip on holiday...

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Savings Has a Gender Gap, Too

Savings Has a Gender Gap, Too

Saving money is saving money – it should be the same for men and women, right? Wrong. Sure, a return on a CD or a dividend rate on savings accounts is not gender-biased. However...

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10 Financially Savvy Moves for Your 20s

10 Financially Savvy Moves for Your 20s

Everyone knows the adage, “Time is money,” and that adage certainly applies to making the most of your money in your 20s. Those in their 20s have the greatest financial...

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Live Well on Less

Live Well on Less

In an era when Americans have a lower savings rate than during the Great Depression, it seems that “budget” is a dirty word. Eating out, $5 cups of coffee and designer...

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Make the Most of Your Summer Job

Make the Most of Your Summer Job

As a teen, you’re likely aware that the obvious benefit of working a summer job is the opportunity to earn money. But what you may not realize is that along with your paycheck, a...

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Managing Credit Scores

Managing Credit Scores

Recent tallies show a third of U.S. credit scores fall below 649. While not impossible, acquiring a mortgage loan will likely be more difficult and more expensive at this level than...

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My Money Program

My Money Program

The My Money Program, created by the Florida Department of Financial Services is a comprehensive and inclusive financial literacy program and resource clearinghouse for individuals with...

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5 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Fees

5 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Fees

Five useful tips that will help you avoid overdraft fees.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Overdraft Fees

Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Overdraft Fees

An overdraft can occur when you try to spend more money than you have available in your checking account.

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Trusts: Are You Truly Prepared for the Future?

Trusts: Are You Truly Prepared for the Future?

We never know what the future might hold. The loss of a spouse, starting a family business, retirement, divorce, increased travel…all of those significant events can impact your...

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Traveling Abroad

Traveling Abroad

If you will be traveling abroad and intend to use your Fidelity Bank debit card during your trip, please call to let us know! To protect your financial information, we place a freeze on...

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Stay Out of Debt: Create an Emergency Fund

Stay Out of Debt: Create an Emergency Fund

According to a survey by Bankrate.com, more than one-quarter of Americans (27 percent) have no emergency savings, and only half say they have enough to cover three months’ worth...

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Save Time with Direct Deposit!

Save Time with Direct Deposit!

Fidelity Bank knows that there are more important things in life than going to your bank/credit union. Save yourself a trip by signing up for direct deposit. No more waiting in line to...

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Protect Your Loved Ones with Life Insurance

Protect Your Loved Ones with Life Insurance

Purchasing life insurance is an easy way to protect your loved ones and is an important part of any financial plan. Sometimes it may seem that purchasing the right life insurance isn...

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How to Live on One Income Instead of Two

How to Live on One Income Instead of Two

Whether your spouse got laid off, a baby is on the way or you just want to spend more time with the kids, there are times in life that call for living off only one salary instead of two...

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Go Green!

Go Green!

You’ve probably spent plenty of time thinking about how to invest your money, but how often have you considered investing in the environment? Global warming is a pressing issue...

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Building an Emergency Fund

Building an Emergency Fund

While many people think they’re immune to a financial crisis, the type of situation described above could happen to just about anyone. That’s why it’s crucial&mdash...

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Tips for ATM Safety

Tips for ATM Safety

ATMs and debit cards offer quick access to your money when you’re on the go. Most of us have come to rely on the convenience they provide, but it’s important to use caution...

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money

10 Easy Ways to Save Money

There is a lot of advice going around for how to save money, but here are some tips that are useful… and totally easy to follow!  

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