Operation: Unclutter 2011 - and keep your identity while you are at it.

by Erica Starr 18. April 2011
With today being April 18th, a.k.a 2011's tax deadline, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd ) by teaming up with the folks at Shred-It to help our community “shred” those unwanted, clutter-enabling, not essential to your existence documents that you may have acquired over the years. Tax returns from last decade, useless; old credit card offers, it’s probably time for them to go; expired passports, bank cards, passports, visas, and identificati... [More]

Destroy a Credit Card Securely

by Admin 10. September 2009
Identity theft can still happen, which is why it is very important to know how to properly protect yourself. To date, there are many compaines that provide safety and security from identity theft, but the safest option still starts with you properly securing your financial information. A common means for thieves to steal your identity is through improper disposal of credit cards and their statements. In the video below, Cynthia Drake demonstarates Bargaineering blogger Jim Wang's method for ho... [More]

FTC on Consumer Credit

by Wade Barnes 29. May 2009
A friend sent me a link to an article by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Consumer Credit. There is a lot of useful information about credit reports and scores, how to improve a credit score, how to deal with creditors and collectors, how to protect yourself from identity theft and more. As always, feel free to drop a line (wbarnes@1stmarinerbank.com) if you have any questions.

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