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Adulting 101: Budget, Bank, Credit

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Posted On: July 9, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Adulting 101: Budget, Bank, Credit Moving out of your parent’s house can be an exciting adventure – whether it be to attend school or to just get out on your own.  There are a few things that would be beneficial to establish prior to packing up. Establish a Personal Budget Make a choice – college, trade school or some other post secondary education, acquire an apprenticeship, get a job, join the military Understand how much is pulled from your paycheck for
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Young adults loading a car with luggage

Adulting 101: Budget, Bank, Credit

Posted On: July 9, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Adulting 101: Budget, Bank, Credit

Moving out of your parent’s house can be an exciting adventure – whether it be to attend school or to just get out on your own.  There are a few things that would be beneficial to establish prior to packing up.

Establish a Personal Budget Make a choice – college, trade school or some other post secondary education, acquire an apprenticeship, get a job, join the military Understand how much is pulled from your paycheck...
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Tags: Bank, Budget, Budgeting Tips, credit

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Want a Job? Watch out for the You're Hired! Scams.

Posted On: June 26, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Want a job? Watch out for the You’re hired! scams.

It is so frustrating. You’re trying to contribute to society by finding gainful employment; you have hopes and dreams of a successful career. And just when you think you found an opportunity that is flexible and allows you to work from home…  you’ve been scammed!

Scammers post fraudulent job postings to trick applicants into providing personal information or money. The FBI posted a public service...

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Tags: hiring scams, Scams

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Sustainability: How Small changes Make a Big Difference

Posted On: June 10, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Community

Sustainability: How small changes make a big difference

At the current rate of pollution, global warming, and climate change, will the Earth become inhabitable by humans? According to a BBC Science Focus article, humans will most likely adapt and mandate change before that happens. As human pollution levels rise, so does the political imperative to do something about it. Examples include:

The Great Smog of London in 1952. That environmental circumstance was credited with 4,000 deaths,...
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Tags: Community, Free Shred Day, Sustainability

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Your Dad’s Guide to Financial Savviness: Timeless Wisdom

Posted On: June 10, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Your Dad’s Guide to Financial Savviness: Timeless Wisdom 

Successful money management is the process of handling your finances in such a way that it allows you to use your money to achieve your goals and to get the best return. Good money managers are in control of their spending and develop habits that help them avoid debt and financial strain.

In the spirit of Father’s Day, Prevail Bank collected some of the money managing habits and words of advice that have been...

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Tags: Financial Savviness, guide to financial savvy, Savings TIps

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Banks Never Ask That. Your Text May be a Scam if...

Posted On: June 3, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Digital Banking

Banks never ask that. Your text may be a scam if…

For many organizations, consumers are given a choice as to how they wish to receive communications. For many that would be texting.

Texting, from a consumer’s point of view, has its benefits; it’s:

Convenient; you can respond on your time. Efficient. Text messages are typically short and to the point.  Not tied to the internet, but they do rely on phone carrier networks. Messages are delivered...
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Tags: Banks Never Ask That, Digital Security, Scams, Text Scam

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Voice Scams - 14 Ways to Protect Yourself

Posted On: May 22, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Digital Banking

Voice scams – 14 ways to protect yourself

Voice scams (live phone calls, texts, voicemail messages) are typically unsolicited messages that promise or threaten something “big”, and you have a very short time frame to either claim the prize or respond to the alleged problem.  According to a 2023 McAfee Global Scam Study, the most common scams are:

“You’ve won a prize!” – 72% Fake job notifications or offers – 64% Bank alert message–...
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Tags: Digital Security, fraud, Phone Scams, Scams, Voice Scams

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2024 Home Ownership Unachievable? Prepare with These 8 Tips.

Posted On: May 17, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Home Loans

2024 home ownership unachievable? Prepare with these 8 tips.

Are the high home prices and interest rates kiboshing your plans of home ownership? It doesn’t have to be hopeless. Follow these tips so when the right house, the ‘affordable’ house, is available, you can confidently make an offer.

If you’d describe the home buying landscape as terrible or nightmarish, you wouldn’t be alone. A PBS News Hour article (March 2024) says the U.S. housing market is...

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Tags: First-Time Homebuyer, home ownership, Mortgage Tips

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Donations that Make Our Communities Better

Posted On: April 23, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Community

(Spring 2024) Prevail Bank is proud to be a community bank. This means, we are always looking for ways to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. We believe, through the power of donation, we can positively influence the outcomes of local nonprofits for the greater good, making our towns, cities, and neighborhoods better places to live, work and play.

Organizations that applied and received a Charitable Contribution this spring are listed below.

It warms our...

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Tags: Charitable Contribution, community giving, donation, donations

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Use Our Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Finances

Posted On: April 12, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Financial Spring Cleaning Checklist

Ah, spring time. Tax-refund season – whoopee! (Well, hopefully it’s a tax-refund season for you.)

Regardless, this is the good time of year to reset, to recheck, that all the efficiencies, security enhancements, and money-saving opportunities for your accounts and finances have been established.

Efficiencies are the automations you will want to incorporate that could simplify your life, which in turn reduces stress, and in...

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Tags: finances, financial education, financial spring cleaning checklist

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Impersonation Emails are on the Rise. What Should You Know?

Posted On: April 10, 2024 by Prevail Bank in: Digital Banking

Impersonation emails are on the rise. What should you know?

There is a big upward trend in what is called Hybrid Vishing. It’s a type of phishing attack where the cybercriminal typically reaches out to their victims (businesses and private citizens) through email (or text), but instead of a malicious link within the message, they will provide a phone number.

Hybrid vishing emails and texts usually imitate a legitimate invoice, payment confirmations, fraud alerts, account suspensions,...

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Tags: Digital Security, email scams, impersonation emails

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