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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How to Teach Your Kids to Be Money Smart

Posted in Featured, In the News, Peoples Bank News, Personal Financial Insights

Everyone knows that children and teenagers learn best from their parents (or caregiver). Few things are more relevant to success than money “smarts”. Therefore, your teaching of financial literacy is crucial. But where would you start? Back in November 2015, when we wrote Tips for Teaching Young People About Money, there were few good aids for teaching financial literacy to young people. But, in the short time between then and now, the Consumer...

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Financial Protection for Seniors

Posted in Elder Abuse, Featured, In the News, Online Security, Peoples Bank News, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter

Seniors are increasingly victimized by fraud. Sometimes by strangers, but other times care-givers, friends and even family members abuse vulnerable older ones financially. Recent statistics on elder abuse from TrueLink research indicate that such crimes are increasing: A person who receives just one telemarketing call per day is said to likely experience three times as much financial loss as someone who receives no or only occasional...

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New Chip Cards Are for Your Protection

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Peoples Bank is not alone in its quest to protect you and your family from financial fraud. Technology supported by the major credit card companies in other countries has finally made its way to the United States. This has made it possible for Peoples Bank to provide advanced protection for customers’ credit and debit cards. The Chip versus The Mag Stripe Some of you reading this will remember listening to music on cassette tapes. The tape...

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Are you worried about what to do if your credit card or debit card gets hacked?

Posted in In the News, Online Security

Here’s how we can help you help yourself. Recent news articles about major retailers who have suffered from customer data breaches have led many people to learn how to minimize the damage a hacker can do to their finances. If your information was part of a breach, the most immediate risk is that the thieves may make unauthorized charges or debits to your accounts. SOLUTION: Keep a close eye on your account activity and report suspicious...

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