Looking to understand how to budget, manage debt, build an emergency fund or plan for college or retirement? Wondering how to better protect yourself, your loved ones or your business from fraud or identity theft? Our Financial Education resources can help!
We all have financial blind spots, and discussing personal finance with other adults can be...uncomfortable. And yet, whether you're moving into a new home, getting into investing, or shopping for health insurance, there is always a part of the process you haven't thought about, or don't know about, which can be frustrating and time-consuming when you need to make an important decision. We are here to help!
Full courses of content to help you navigate the world of finance through all of life's stages. Our "Coaches" are self-paced and keep track of your progress, so you can pick up where you left off at any time.
Topics include retirement savings, basic bookkeeping, creating a budget, setting up a business, preparing for college and more! We also offer a variety of calculators to help you plan.
A program designed to help teens prepare for adulthood with engaging, informative topics like basic bookkeeping, creating a budget, paying for things like rent, insurance and college...and more!
With fun and goofy circumstances, real financial predicaments, and just the right amount of humor, kids learn about things like making payments, unexpected expenses, sales tax, and ATM withdrawals.
Starting young is key to financial wellness and success. We offer programs throughout the year to promote financial literacy in fun, engaging ways.
We bring engaging and relevant financial literacy lessons to classroom on the Central Coast as part of the American Bankers Association's Teach Children to Save program.
The Lights, Camera, Save! video contest is a call for teens to use their imagination to educate themselves and their peers about the value of building sound financial habits before adulthood.
Your privacy and safety are important to us, so we are committed to providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to keep your accounts and personal information secure.
Companies report over 5,000 data breaches a year, exposing sensitive information, including login credentials. Don't be a victim—learn how to protect yourself!
Your best defense against fraud is you, but we offer great tools to help!
Debit card fraud is on the rise, but there are things you can do to protect your accounts.
Check fraud (forgery, theft, washing and counterfeiting) can be a nightmare to clean up, but a few cautious steps can help protect your checks!
Our devices are an integral part of our day-to-day banking, but they can also be prime targets for fraud. Learn how to protect yourself and your information!
Stay alert to corporate account takeover threats!
Quick verification that the website or email is authentically from our bank, so you can interact with confidence when you see .BANK at the end of our email address and website URL.
In today's complex economy, fraud and financial crimes can take many forms. The resources below discuss the more common forms of fraud that we see in the banking industry, as well as offer ways to help protect yourself.
The FDIC also has special guides for bank customers:
Phone calls from scammers can be alarming, even frightening. Arm yourself with the tools you need to recognize and stop fraud!
New email scams pop up everyday and fraudsters are getting smarter. Know what to look for to avoid giving out personal information!
Recovering from Identity Theft can take years and can be expensive. Learn how to avoid it in the first place and what steps to take if the unthinkable happens.
We take the security of your online accounts very seriously and, with online bill pay fraud occurrences on the rise, we want to let you know that we care and we have you covered!
The best way to have a secure online experience is to update your browser. Use the most up-to-date browser to keep your financial information safe.
"I wish I learned this in high school!" How many times have we heard that? It's never too late, or too early, to learn how to handle your finances.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) provides needed assistance to businesses, expansions to unemployment insurance, and direct relief checks to many Americans.
Even if you’re just starting your first real job—actually, especially if you’re just starting your first real job—it’s time to start thinking about retiring. That’s not a comment on how motivated or unmotivated you are, or a suggestion that you should wish your life away. It’s just reality.
Whether you find yourself laid off from work, facing a medical emergency, or confronted with a situation that you’re financially unprepared for, it may be tempting to withdraw from retirement savings—but there are penalties and consequences you need to consider before doing so.
Con artists cheat Americans out of billions of dollars every year. Recognizing red flags for potential scams can help protect you, your loved ones, and your hard earned cash.
If you find yourself facing an emergency that you’re financially under-prepared for, the prospect of what to do next may feel overwhelming. Don’t panic. There are things you can do to get through this crisis.
Whether you’re standing in front of a shelf at the grocery store, shopping online, or even walking around a car dealership, you may wonder: Do I go for the “nicer,” more expensive option or choose the cheaper one to save some money? At the end of the day, what you’re really debating is cost vs. quality.
Buying food is essential, of course, but if you’re not careful, it can also eat into your budget.
When emergencies and unexpected situations strike, it’s important to be prepared and make wise decisions.
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. Check out these fun, but informative videos from the American Banker's Association to help with best practices for phishing defense!