Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday: A History Lesson

The end of Thanksgiving signals the beginning of a new season for many: the shopping season. With holidays like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday all falling in a four-day span, there’s no shortage of these shopping holidays where you can snag deals for both yourself and for potential gifts for the upcoming … Continued

Seasons of Giving 2022

It’s that time of the year again: Guardian’s Seasons of Giving!   Every year, Seasons of Giving provides Guardian the opportunity to assist members and their families in need. We’ve been able to help a handful of families every year by supplying items like food, coats, boots, toys, and other items they could otherwise not … Continued

Check Fraud Methods You Should Be Aware Of

With the ways fraudsters get their hands on your money always changing, it pays to stay on top of these methods to ensure your financial safety. The advancement of technology has opened new doors for criminals to steal from you, but many are still implementing physical methods of theft to con you out of your … Continued

Signature Loans vs. Credit Cards – What You Need to Know

What is a signature loan? – A signature loan is a type of personal loan that someone can receive without having to leverage their home or other personal assets as collateral. Sometimes called a “good faith loan,” a signature loan gets its name because all it takes is a person’s signature to secure it. How … Continued

How to Improve Your Online Security

In a world where the amount of time we spend online continues to rise, your online security has never been more important. Whether it be online shopping, working, or entertaining yourself, there is also a growing number of people accessing these spaces in an effort to illegally obtain your personal information. You can improve your … Continued

How to Have Fun This Fall Without Breaking the Bank

The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are starting to cool. The leaves are beginning to change from a deep green to various shades of yellow, red, and orange. People are trading in their tank tops and sandals for cozy flannels and boots. All of these are telltale signs of one thing: Fall is … Continued

What You Need to Know About Home Equity Lines of Credit

What is a HELOC? A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), as the name suggests, is a line of credit. More specifically, it is a line of credit borrowed against the current available equity of a home. The available equity is the home value minus the amount owed on the primary mortgage. It typically is … Continued

Money-Saving Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

It’s no secret that saving up for college is a huge financial burden. Paying for classes, room and board, meal plans, and, of course, those infamously high-priced books can take a toll on anyone’s pockets. If your child is ready to embark on their college journey, or you’re preparing to do so yourself, here are … Continued

Tips For Helping Teens Build Credit

Establishing good credit is essential, and like many things in life, the earlier you start, the better. While the need for a solid credit might seem far off at this stage in life, getting a leg up on your credit history can pay dividends down the road. Here are some tips to help you or … Continued

The Homebuying Process: The Closing & Homeownership Phase

So, you did it: you reached the closing phase of the homebuying process. Congratulations! But just because you reached the final step doesn’t mean your journey is finished. In fact, in many ways, it’s just beginning. After becoming a homeowner, you are responsible for your home for the length of your lease, and the care … Continued

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