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Protect Your Family By Protecting Your Digital Assets

Posted in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News

The fact is your computer could be working for an enemy. Left unchecked, your computer may be performing under the authority of someone else to betray your digital assets and personal information. We want to help you protect your digital assets. This post provides cybersecurity tips and resources for your home and office computers, including some very good information from the FDIC’s Consumer News Winter 2016 release. What are digital...

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A Smart Way to Pay for Big-Ticket Items

Posted in Featured, Peoples Bank News

Your home can do more than comfort and shelter the family. If managed properly, your home can help pay college tuition or purchase a more dependable car. Here’s how. It takes a good source of cash to maintain a family. For years, the most popular means of funding major expenses has been Home Equity Loans. Such loans are typically a smart way to borrow because they leverage equity sooner, rather than later when the house is sold. Added to that...

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Banking Tips for Small Business

Posted in Business Financial Insights, Featured, Peoples Bank News

If all it took was an idea, everybody would be a business owner. Here are some tips on how to make a good idea a good source of revenue. All business owners want to focus on what their business does. The successful ones find a way to also focus on how it works. Entrepreneurs who have a clear focus on what the business sells and how it can make money doing it still must manage the money. For 104 years we’ve been close friends to business owners...

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Avoid Thieves in Lender Clothing

Posted in Featured, Peoples Bank News, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter

Don’t think that because someone is offering you a loan that person isn’t working to steal what you have! The FDIC warned that some thieves pose as lenders in order to get sensitive personal information. In Beware of Thieves Who Target Loan and Credit Card Shoppers, the FDIC’s Consumer News last Fall suggested 3 precautions: Deal only with reputable lenders. Be extra cautious of promotions made via the Internet or Phone. Be...

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Handling Market Volatility

Posted in Featured, Financial Planning, Investing, Peoples Bank News, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter

Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the following common-sense tips can help. Don’t put your eggs all in one basket Diversifying your investment portfolio is one of the key tools for trying to manage market...

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New Chip Cards Are for Your Protection

Posted in Featured, In the News, Online Security, Peoples Bank News

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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