Bank Independent honored multiple First Responder groups in the month of April that included donations made to local charities from Bank Independent Team Members.
As important as it is for individuals to protect their private information from scammers, it is equally important for businesses. "Slamming" is a common term used for professional scammers who target businesses which can result in large losses, fraudulent agreements and unnecessary frustrations.
Does it feel like you blinked and it’s already the beginning of a new year? With each new year, comes new aspirations, goals, and plans. These ideas can vary from person to person, but for seniors in college, one of the main things we are thinking about is graduation and planning for life after college. It’s the time of the year where reality really begins to set in (if it hasn’t already)!
Being thrown into your first professional workplace is a huge shift from being just a normal college student to becoming a valued member of the team. It’s one of the major transitions in life that comes with some preparation, but not perfection. It’s going to take your education, some practical hands-on experience, and putting into practice a little workplace etiquette.
Interviews are an inevitable part of the job-hunting process if you’re fortunate enough to make it to this phase. Preparing for your first formal interview, whether it’s for your first job ever or a specialized job after you earn your degree, can be nerve-wracking. You want to make a good impression and display complete confidence, not only in yourself, but also in what you have to offer.
If you're doing online shopping this holiday season, be on the lookout for scammers trying to steal a deal, too! With more people shopping online this year, shoppers may encounter more online shopping scams. The FBI advises that scammers don't take holidays off from swindling unsuspecting shoppers. Shoppers should stay vigilant and be aware of potential scams.
Many young job seekers, typically between the ages of 18 and 25, are entering what seems to be a plentiful job market. As you take a closer look at the jobs available, you may find fewer opportunities in your specific field of interest. However, there are some tools that well help set you apart, especially as you begin looking for your first post-education position. Let’s touch on the networking tool LinkedIn.
While many consumers may have had one banking relationship in the past, surveys show that the average American now has 5.3 accounts open across all types of financial institutions. So, you might have a checking, savings, and possibly a credit card with your primary bank. You may also have opened an account associated with work, school or due to a prior move.
Not everyone is a pet lover, but if you are, your pet probably plays a significant role in your happiness and wellbeing. It’s also your responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of your pet.
Imposter scams occur when criminals pretend to be someone you know and trust, such as a government agency, a financial institution or even a friend or family member. According to the Federal Trade Commission, imposter scams are on the rise. There is an increased likelihood that you will be contacted by an imposter, however, with a little education and prevention, you can keep from becoming a victim.