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How to Spot a Financial Scam
August 18 2020

How to Spot a Financial Scam

Your money is hard-earned and deserves protection—but unfortunately there are people out there can be desperate to get their hands on it. Financial scams can take many forms these days—from phone calls to phishing emails—but there are plenty of common calling cards to be on the lookout for to keep you and your funds safe from fraud. Here are just a handful of ways to spot a financial scam.

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Can I Retire Early?
September 04 2020

Can I Retire Early?

Dreaming of a tropical getaway, a mountainous RV trip or limitless time with friends and family? The idea of retiring early probably sounds like a pretty sweet proposition. But how can you tell when you’re financially prepared to take the plunge? And what are some economic signs to be aware of before making a big decision such as this one? We’ve assembled some key factors to keep in mind before retiring “early.”

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Navigating the Financial Challenges of COVID-19
July 02 2020

Navigating the Financial Challenges of COVID-19

Economically speaking, 2020 has been a challenging time for many. And as we begin to set our sights on what a post-pandemic world might look like, our finances have more than likely felt the squeeze of these many changes. But there are many ways in which you can tackle these challenges head-on and set yourself up for a softer landing. So what should you do to navigate the financial challenges of COVID-19?

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To Defer or Not to Defer: Managing Your Loan Payments
June 18 2020

To Defer or Not to Defer: Managing Your Loan Payments

When it comes to reacting to a global crisis, your finances can often be the most immediately impacted aspects of your life. And crunching the numbers on your household budget, you may find that your loan payments may not be as manageable as they were a few month ago. So how should you approach the idea of deferring your loan payments, and what options are available to you?

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Tips for Avoiding Financial Scams Related to the Pandemic
June 04 2020

Tips for Avoiding Financial Scams Related to the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 crisis has brought out the best in many, communities are not immune to scammers taking advantage of the situation by attempting to defraud consumers. Luckily, financial institutions like Sioux Falls Fed are taking extra safety precautions to keep members’ funds safe. Here are a few ways you can do your part to prevent financial fraud in your own household.

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3 Ways to Make Your Tax Return Go Further This Year
February 19 2020

3 Ways to Make Your Tax Return Go Further This Year

Okay, so you’ve managed to find the perfect set of credits to give yourself a tidy little sum of money back on your tax return—but what should you do with it exactly? You have so many options (plus that shopping spree or new car sound awfully tempting). But there are some really great ways to use those unplanned funds that you may not prioritize at first glance.

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