Check Your Credit Report Safely to Avoid Hassles

Posted in Featured, Peoples Bank News

You really should review your credit report every twelve months. Why? And how do you fix reporting errors? Read on to get the answers. I can get my credit report for free. So what? Landlords, car dealers, merchants, banks, credit unions—all of them review what’s known as your credit report to see if you are good at paying your debts. Over the many years that credit reporting services (called credit bureaus) have been around, they got pretty...

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If you thought privacy laws shield villains from elder financial abuse, think again

Posted in Elder Abuse, Featured, Peoples Bank News

The privacy laws in this country would seem to favor criminals as well as the good. Perhaps you have heard that comment, or said it yourself. Fraudsters can steal money because they have Power of Attorney and no-one is allowed to disclose the details about the transactions to authorities, right? Wrong. Peoples Bank is only too happy to report you if we even suspect you are financially abusing a senior or disabled adult. Interagency Guidance on...

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Free public Wi-Fi can cost you dearly

Posted in Featured, Online Security

What do public libraries, gyms, hospitals and coffee shops have in common? Wireless internet access that invites theft of your sensitive information. These days even the air comes at some health cost in many areas of the globe. Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) often comes at a cost, too: it is possible to intercept or steal sensitive information such as account credentials to your online banking account. In fact, some could argue that such...

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Beware, ‘tis the season

Posted in Featured, In the News, Money Tips, Peoples Bank News

The 2016 Holiday season is near. That time when marketers assault your financial discipline with the emotional equivalent of an Armored Military Division. Prepare now to protect both yourself and those you love with these helpful holiday spending tips for surviving the threat to your financial well-being. Knowing the risk is the first step The holidays are set apart from the norm with the music, decorations, smells and “holiday...

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Protect Your Business IT Assets

Posted in Business Financial Insights, Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News

By Having Good Updating and Decommissioning Procedures Protecting customers’ sensitive information is one of the most important things your business can do. If customers can’t trust you to protect its interests, they will look elsewhere to spend their dollars. Technology advances at such a rate that it is hard to keep up with IT security best-practice. But keep up we must. Peoples Voice has published several blog posts with tips about...

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Tips for Saving Money (even if you don’t have a lot)

Posted in Featured, Money Tips, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter, Personal Financial Insights

These days, with interest rates at historic lows, the good news is that loans are more affordable than when rates were higher. The bad news is that saving money to create wealth takes more thought and effort. Because of the Rule of 72, simply putting some money in a savings account used to be an effective strategy. Back when deposit interest rates were 4%, interest alone would double your initial deposit in just 18 years. Now, with rates near...

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