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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

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Our digital lives are becoming more sophisticated, and technology is changing rapidly. So it’s important to keep up with trends and arm yourself with knowledge about identify theft, scams and Internet traps that could compromise your personal or financial information. Phishing Scams Identity thieves like […]

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Your Budget, Your Way

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Budgeting can either make or break your financial stability. Financial mistakes occur from time-to-time so it’s important to know how to reduce your chances of making them, and having a solid budget will help you maintain your financial freedom. Here are five tips on creating—and […]

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Stay Alert to Debit Card Fraud

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We recently discovered that some of our customers received phone calls from scammers pretending to be bank representatives and asking for sensitive information like mother’s maiden name, Social Security numbers, entire card numbers and personal identification numbers. There are a number of phishing techniques that […]

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United Way Day of Caring

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As September rolled around, Heritage employees jumped at the opportunity to give back to their communities by volunteering for the annual United Way Day of Caring in their county. Day of Caring is one of the largest volunteer events in Washington where individuals and organizations […]

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Become a Better Saver

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Saving money is a hurdle many people face. Some people feel they don’t have a large enough income to put anything in savings, while others make impulsive spending decisions with money they could be saving. The reality is that you should be saving money for […]