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Keep it Together: Manage Your Finances All in One Place

By on April 30, 2018

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Looking for an easier way to manage your finances? We’ve got one! First Internet Bank recently launched Money Management, a new personal financial management tool available for free to all … Read More

7 Costly Spending Mistakes to Avoid in your 40s and 50s

By First Internet Bank on October 10, 2017

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By the time your 40s hits, you’ve probably established a routine with your finances and feel like you have a pretty good understanding of money matters. But there are some mistakes … Read More

Saving for College – Options for You and Your Family

By on September 26, 2017

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If you are a parent of a baby or a toddler, college probably seems like a long way off. Between sleepless nights, potty training and daycare costs, you may have little … Read More

Debt: It’s Not All Bad

By on September 5, 2017

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You’ve probably seen TV commercials about getting out of debt fast or articles about people who spent years getting out of debt. But having debt isn’t always bad. If you’re … Read More

Making It Work: Downsizing to One Income

By First IB on July 25, 2017

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The birth of a child. Becoming a caretaker for an elderly parent. A spouse going back to school. These major lifestyle changes can lead to the need for a family … Read More

Talk to Your Kids About Money – Early and Often

By First IB on July 19, 2017

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Does this sound familiar? “Mom, I’ve run up a huge credit card bill.” Or, “Dad, I don’t have enough money for gas.” And then there’s, “Why can’t I get that … Read More

Are You Financially Healthy?

By First IB on June 20, 2017

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The concept of financial health involves forces beyond our control. Just as physical health is a combination of behavior, genes and access to good medical care, financial health is a … Read More

Allowances Don’t Teach Kids About Money — You Do

By First IB on June 13, 2017

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Many parents are befuddled by allowances. Some are inconsistent about when and how to give their kids money. Others wonder if allowances should be tied to chores. Even how money … Read More

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation — Without Maxing Out Your Credit Cards

By on June 6, 2017

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School is out, and summer is upon us. It’s time to let loose and have some fun! That sounds great in theory, but it can be a horrible idea for … Read More

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