Author Archives: Emily Haleck


Prevent a Holiday Spending Hangover

Black Friday doesn’t have to lead to black marks on your credit report Bank of American Fork is kicking off the 2012 holiday shopping season with tips to manage holiday spending and avoid a post-holiday credit hangover. “Consumers spreading holiday … Continue reading

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Adding Others to Accounts: Understand the Risks

Courtesy of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Consumers often wonder about whether or how to add someone else, usually a relative, to a bank account. These decisions are not to be taken lightly. FDIC Consumer News can’t advise you on how … Continue reading

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Manager Skills Series: Effective Ways to Coach Employees

Guest post by Ken Burnett, VP/Director of Training and Business Development, Bank of American Fork This series is written from experience and is part of Bank of American Fork’s management training program.  The program embraces the philosophy that management is … Continue reading

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15 Tips for Students to Handle Credit Wisely

Courtesy of the Independent Community Bankers of America  It’s been about a month since college students have started their fall semesters, which means many are now receiving their first credit card bill. Bank of American Fork and the Independent Community Bankers … Continue reading

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Limited-time Offer: Low-rate Construction Loans

Through Dec. 31, 2012, Bank of American Fork is offering owner-occupied residential construction loans at a low 3.99% interest rate (14.017% or 11.825% estimated APR*, depending on term). The offer includes:  – A low, fixed rate for the 4-month or … Continue reading

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Is Your Business At Risk for Corporate Account Takeover?

​Courtesy of the American Bankers Association Corporate account takeover is a type of fraud where thieves steal business’ valid online banking credentials or hijack browser sessions to access a customer’s account.  Once the cyber thief gains access to an account, … Continue reading

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Your Wallet: A Loser’s Manual

How to protect your money, your credit record and your sanity if you become a victim Courtesy of FDIC Consumer News Consider this: Your wallet is stolen. You immediately call your bank and credit card company to report the problem, … Continue reading

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Relieving Stress in a Work Environment

Guest post by Hannah Pulham Everyone has stress in their life, but in an economy where stretched finances can have very real effects, stress levels can increase and result in unhappy—and unproductive—workers. This in turn affects profitability and progression within … Continue reading

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Will You Be Prepared When a Natural Disaster Strikes?

Courtesy of the Independent Community Bankers of America With the onslaught of wildfires across Utah this summer and hurricane-related flooding in other parts of the country, Bank of American Fork and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are offering … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Disaster

Guest post by John Rees, Attorney, Callister Nebeker & McCullough Apple introduced iCloud to the world of consumer computing. The service promises to provide access to files, such as music and photos, from multiple devices.  A radio advertisement touts the … Continue reading

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