CBS46 uncovered multiple reports of check washing 

How can you protect yourself? Experts say gel pens with black ink provide the best protection against check washing, since the gel ink resists chemical stripping and contains pigments which permeate the fibers of the check itself.

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Recent phone and SMS scam 

There has been an increase of reported fraud across the Zelle network.  This could happen to anyone, please be aware and know what to do and not do.

We would like to remind everyone of a few tips to help keep your money secure.

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Daily Habits That Make Building Wealth Easier

It is easy to think of wealth as something that happens overnight. The media often emphasizes rags to riches stories, forgetting how rare those scenarios are. 

It is easy to see why so many people haven’t taken the steps that could help them achieve their financial goals. With discipline and hard work, building wealth is possible. Here are a few strategies and everyday habits that can make wealth building easier.

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Frugal Date Nights

When you and your partner are focusing on paying down debt, it's easy to put relationship fun on hold. After all, dining out is a sure-fire way to blow the budget. Expensive vacations? Entirely out of the question!

But you can still keep the spark alive with regular date nights. 

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