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Top 9 Things to Do to Avoid Fraud

Each year, millions of people fall victim to fraud. Crooks combine new technology with old tricks to convince people to send money or give out personal information. We want to help you from becoming a victim of fraud. Read on to learn about 9 things you can do to avoid fraud:

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9 Personal Finance Tips For Parents Teaching Their Kids About Money

Any time is a good time to start teaching your children about money. If you want your kids to learn more about personal finance, check out these 9 personal finance tips that will help them throughout their life.

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What You Need to Know About Fake Check Scams and How to Avoid Them

One of the most common instruments used to commit fraud against consumers is fake checks. Before you deposit an unexpected check or wire funds to someone you don’t know, you should be aware of how fake check scams work. Read on to find out what you need to know about fake check scams and how […]

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5 Tips for Budgeting in the Real World

Trying to create a budget for the real world can be stressful, but we’re here to help make it easier for you. Budgeting your money will result in you making smart financial decisions and lead to financial success in the long run. We know that deciding exactly how you want to budget your money can […]

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What is Card Cracking and How Can You Avoid It?

Card cracking is a form of fraud where consumers respond to an online solicitation for “easy money” and then provide a debit card for withdrawal of fake check deposits. Typically you’ll receive a social media message asking if you want to make “quick cash.” When you receive messages like this, it’s important to keep in […]

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What You Need to Know About Online Dating Scams and How to Avoid Them

In 2016, $220 million was lost as a result of online dating scams, and reports of the scams to the FBI have tripled over a 5-year span. Scammers know that millions of people use online dating sites now, so they create fake profiles to hide behind. It’s important for everyone to be aware of online […]

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How You Can Manage Overdrafts

Overdrafts happen when you write a check, withdraw money, make a purchase with your debit card, or make an automatic bill payment for more than what’s in your checking account and the bank honors the transaction. Avoiding overdrafts might be the lowest-cost way to preserve your money. But at Tennessee State Bank, we offer an […]

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6 Habits That Will Help You Save Money

Much like exercising or eating healthy, saving money is much easier to do when it becomes part of your routine. To help you get in the right mindset for pursuing your financial goals, Tennessee State Bank is sharing six great habits for saving money.

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6 ATM Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

When you use an ATM, it’s important to do it safely. Though it’s rare, ATM crime can happen. To help prevent you from being the victim of any ATM crime, we’ve put together 6 ATM safety tips for you to keep in mind.

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5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Giving to Charity

Giving to charity is one of the best things that you can do with your money! As with any financial decision, making a sizeable or recurring contribution to a charitable organization is something that should be carefully considered. Read on to learn five helpful tips for smart charitable giving.

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