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    Why You Shouldn’t Re-Use Passwords: A Message from our Information Security Manager

    October 07, 2021 | Blog

    Security breaches and hacking attempts are far too common in today’s online world. How do you work to protect yourself from cybercrime?

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    Short-Circuiting the Scammer: Tips to Avoid Scams

    October 01, 2021 | Blog

    Scam artists constantly invent clever schemes designed to separate people from their hard-earned money or their private information.

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    How is your post-pandemic budget?

    September 13, 2021 | Blog

    Pandemic budget rules were unique, as people cut down on costs, like dining out and updating work wardrobes, but spent more on things like at-home entertainment. As you adjust to post-pandemic life, take some time to review and tweak your monthly budget.

  • What Are the Differences Between a Credit Union and a Bank?

    July 19, 2021 | Blog

    Looking for a place to open a financial account? Your main choices are going to be either a bank or a credit union.

    But why should you go with a Vermont credit union vs. a bank, or vice versa? What are the differences between the two? Let’s take a look!

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    Thinking of Buying a House: Where to start?

    July 18, 2021 | Blog

    The idea of buying a home, whether it’s your first home or you’re just relocating, can be overwhelming at times. Online searches offer great information, but sometimes you just want to sit and talk with someone and have a conversation about your specific goals and ideas.

  • Should I Get an Auto Loan from a Credit Union?

    July 16, 2021 | Blog

    Financial advisors often recommend using credit unions for taking out loans, including car loans. Credit unions in Vermont are generally able to offer lower interest rates, fewer requirements for minimum loan size and generally better chances of being approved for those loans.

    Let’s take a closer look at these benefits.

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    7 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Road Trip

    July 16, 2021 | Blog

    With many indoor attractions still closed or operating only at a limited capacity, there’s never been a better time to pack up the car, RV or camper van and set out on the road trip of a lifetime. However, without careful planning, a road trip can get pricey, especially with soaring gas prices and the rising costs of food. For this reason, we’ve put together seven solid tips for a budget-friendly road trip. This should help you hit the road in style without breaking your budget.

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    Six Reasons to Switch to eStatements

    July 16, 2021 | Blog

    Are you constantly dealing with a barrage of junk mail that clogs up your mailbox? Drowning in papers needing sifted through? Are you always afraid to throw out any paper from your financial institution, fearful that you’ll be throwing sensitive material into the trash and making it an easy steal for would-be scammers?

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    Make Your Life Easier with P2P Payment Options

    July 15, 2021 | Blog

    Sending money to friends and family is becoming a common necessity, whether you’re splitting the cost of a lunch tab, paying someone back for a shared birthday present, or even paying the babysitter. One of the fastest and easiest ways to do that is to send money digitally using peer-to-peer (or P2P) payments.

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