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Simplify with E-Statements

Avoid the unnecessary clutter of paper statements mailed to your home. Access your bank statements easily and securely from just about anywhere using Popular Direct Online Banking.

Tips to Avoid Online Fraud

Scammers continue to devise new methods to defraud people. Being careful with what information you share online or by phone, and maintaining a healthy skepticism, can help you escape…

Rent or Buy—Which Is Right for You?

The decision to rent or buy is a highly personal one, and often must be made by weighing both objective and subjective factors. What makes sense for one person’s financial situation…

CD Strategies—Maximize Your Savings

Saving by using certificates of deposit, or CDs, can be a low-risk way to diversify and grow your funds. If you are attempting to accumulate money for a large expense, such as a…

Get on Track to Financial Independence

Financial independence can mean different things at different stages of life. It eventually means the ability to live solely off savings and passive income—also known as retirement.

Keep it Simple

Transitioning from an overscheduled, overstuffed, hectic life to a simpler one can often result in a happiness increase. Consider paring down your lifestyle to eliminate clutter, become…

Know Your 401(k) Options When Changing Jobs

These days, it’s less common for people to stay with just one employer for an entire career. As a result, you’ll probably need to answer the question of what to do with your 401(k)…

Rebuild Your Financial Life

It can be difficult to get back on track after challenging life events that affect your finances. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible—you can rebuild your financial life one step…

Give Your Finances a Mid-Year Checkup

If you made some financial New Year’s resolutions in January, June is the perfect time to review your progress. Start by dusting off your list of resolutions. Have you abandoned…

How to Budget for a Vacation

Now that summer is here, the fun and relaxing vacations many of you have been longing for will finally happen.

What’s the most important part of a vacation? The budgeting…

Saving for Your Child's Education

Over the last decade, college tuitions have increased an average of five percent each year and that number is expected to increase over time.

The Rise of Mobile Banking

Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our daily lives, and banking technology is no different. Our phones are always with us, so it makes sense that mobile banking has become…

Why Millennials Need Life Insurance

Life insurance helps you plan for the unexpected. Young people who are just starting out can often wait a while before purchasing it, but there are specific circumstances in which…

Starting Your Own Business? Here’s How to Get the Money You Need

Starting your own business can be a daunting task. Even if you have the most marketable idea in the world, nothing can be done until you’ve accumulated enough funds to get your startup…

Don’t Forget Your Pet When Budgeting

How we can better manage money spent on our furry friends? Be sure to include costs for these things: food, grooming, vet visits, toys, treats, and other extras.

Retirement Saving for Women: Close the Gap

There are steps women may want to consider taking to close the retirement savings gap, many of which would be prudent for any pre-retiree to do.

Simplify Your Finances to Help Lower Stress

One important area to streamline a less stressful life is the way you handle your finances. Consider simplify your financial life.

Employee Benefits: Are You Taking Full Advantage of Yours?

Most companies offer a wide range of benefits because they help attract and keep the best people. If you don’t know your company’s benefits, or are not using them to their maximum advantage,…

You’re Moving Up and Moving On—It’s Time to Sell Your First Home

Selling your first home is an important milestone that can also be bittersweet. You’ll be leaving behind a place in which you created many first memories while also looking forward…

The Importance of Diversification

As the old saying advises not to put all your eggs in one basket, it’s particularly true of where and how you allocate your money.

It's Never Too Early to Start Saving for Retirement

When you’re young, retirement seems like it’s an eternity away. But the fact is, it’s never too early to start saving for it.

The Importance of Estate Planning

Even though the term itself can sound lofty, estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. It’s certainly not as fun as planning a vacation, but it’s definitely more important.

New Year, New Career? Benefits Matter.

Those who have declared, "New Year, New Career" are eager to search for opportunities that may improve their lives.

Family-focused Tax Time Savings

We can all agree we'd like the biggest income tax refund allowable. So it's important you're taking advantage of every deduction, credit, and exemption allowed.

Best Places to Retire

For many, their retirement home comes with lower taxes, a lower cost of living and a fair climate. But there are other important aspects to consider.

Saving for College? Do Your Homework First

Families are stocking away more money in 529 college savings plans than ever, investing a record $253 billion last year in preparation for the sky-high cost of higher education.

You Want to Buy an Investment Property? 5 Things to Consider.

Investment properties can be a great way to diversify your assets. Here are just a few things to consider before jumping into the real estate world.

How Medicare Can Impact Your Saving

Enrolling in Medicare can be confusing and if you don’t have the right coverage, you could end up with some steep medical bills.

What Should You Do with Your 401k When You Retire?

If you’re nearing retirement, it’s time to check your 401k (and other investments) to refine your asset allocations. Now is not the time to risk a big drop in value.

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

One of the first things you should determine is whether you’re looking to buy or lease, because that can impact the type of car you ultimately end up with.

The Benefits of Online Banking

Today, many of us can’t imagine banking without being online. What is it about online banking that is so revolutionary and game changing?

Build A Strong Foundation For Financial Success

Developing a savings strategy may not be your top priority. But the younger you are when you begin, the more likely you are to achieve the goal of financial security later in life.

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