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If you're new to banking or just getting started on your financial journey, these helpful articles can point you in the right direction.

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How to Save Money

There’s never a wrong time to start saving money, and it can be done even with a tight budget. Here’s how.

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What to Look for in Your First Credit Card

Searching for your first credit card? Here are some things to look for before you apply.

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APY vs. APR: What’s the Difference?

A lot of people don’t understand the difference between APY vs APR. The difference can affect how much you earn or pay.

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6 Simple Steps to Learn How to Budget Money

If your monthly expenses are equal to or exceeding your monthly income, it’s probably time to sit down and set up a budget. Learn how to set up a sound, successful budget.

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4 Basic Steps to Reach Your Financial Goals

The key to achieving financial success is setting realistic and obtainable financial goals. We’ve put together four basic tips for achieving financial success no matter where you are in life.

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Best Checking Account in the Bay Area

No matter where you go, you should have fee-free access to your money. Our ATM Anywhere advantage lets you do just that.

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Is Direct Deposit Right for You?

Once you use direct deposit, you’ll never want to go back to dealing with paper checks. Direct deposit is the safest, easiest, and cheapest way to receive regular payments.

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4 Advantages of Online Banking

These days, a lot of people are using online banking platforms more and more. Here are 4 advantages of online banking.

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Tips for Picking Your First Credit Card

Getting your first credit card can be an exciting moment. Take the time to research and find which option is best for you when opening your first credit card. Here are some tips to help get you started.

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11 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your First Credit Card

It's true that's establishing and building credit can be a good step for your financial future. But there are also inherent risks involved with credit. Before you apply for your first card, make sure you educate yourself.

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Building Credit

5 Simple Ways to Build Credit

Anyone can build good credit, including you. It just takes a little time, patience, and good financial habits. Here are 5 things you can do to build good credit.

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Personal Finance

How to Jump Start Your Emergency Fund

Life happens. An emergency fund is a good way to prepare for unexpected events by giving you a financial cushion to handle emergencies without going into debt.

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Investments

Learn the Stock Market Basics

Unless you majored in economics or finance in college, you probably didn’t learn much about the stock market growing up. So, here are some stock market basics every investor should know.

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