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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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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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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