Spend It or Save It? What to do with your tax refund

by Wade Barnes 12. March 2012
It's that time of the year again, and if you haven’t already started working through the process of filing your taxes, now is the time.  While it likely isn’t the most favorite chore you’ll tackle this year, it might be one that pays off.  According to the IRS, the average tax refund this year is about $3,000.  Some might argue that getting a tax refund isn’t the best way to manage your money throughout the year, as you essentially gave the government an in... [More]

Spring Forward With These 5 Energy Saving Tips

by Renee' Anderson 9. March 2012
Saving energy was one of the original purposes of Daylight Savings Time. With the days being longer, it’s thought that you use less energy to light your home. Well, that’s one way to save energy in your home, but according to Energy Star, lighting generally only accounts for about 12% of your energy bill.  I don’t know about you, but I could use some other ideas! With my spring project list expanding, I would really love it if my BGE bill would lighten up ($50 off my BGE b... [More]

5 Mobile Banking Security Tips

by Erica Starr 16. February 2012
It wasn't that long ago when the only way to deposit, transfer or withdraw money was to physically visit your local bank branch or ATM. Today, thanks to the wonderful world of technology, consumers have a full suite of options to choose from when conducting their financial transactions.With online and mobile banking on the rise, it's only natural that security be on the minds of both financial institutions and customers.So what's the deal? Is mobile banking a secure way to bank? In sort - yes. 1... [More]


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