Author Archives: Heidi Carmack Pfaffroth


What Big Eyes You Have

Be on the watch to prevent senior exploitation.

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Family Caregivers: The Invisible Army

Ways to lighten the loan when helping with your loved one’s finances.  

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Training Skills Series: Job aids and references

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 training program. The program embraces the philosophy that training is … Continue reading

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How to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund in 10 Months

Guest post by Katie Bryan, America Saves Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that account. Experts recommend keeping at least three months expenses in a reliable, liquid … Continue reading

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Automating bills and savings can support marriage and relationships

Couples cite financial problems as a common cause of divorce. At Bank of American Fork, we believe one way some financial stress contributing to separation or divorce can be avoided is with smart banking, including utilizing available technology and automating … Continue reading

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Retirement confidence rises

For the first time in years, more Americans anticipate a comfortable retirement. What can you do to make sure you’re ready for retirement? With the average life span increasing, many Americans have struggled in retirement. Their parents and grandparents typically … Continue reading

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Bank seeks community donations to band account to send students to Pearl Harbor Memorial Day parade

Bank of American Fork to match up to $20k for Westlake Marching Band trip Bank of American Fork is, once again, reaching out to its community by opening an account in behalf of the Westlake Marching Band to get students … Continue reading

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Improve your business credit score to secure financing

Guest post by Richard Gray You’ve probably had your personal credit affect your ability to obtain credit—whether it helped or hindered—but have you spent much time considering your business credit score? You might know some principles for getting and keeping … Continue reading

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New BYU study shows low-income customers on average don’t use overdraft product excessively

Bank of American Fork is serious about offering safe financial products designed to help you do the things you need to do. We don’t design our products to be predatory or to contribute to unhealthy financial habits, and we’re constantly … Continue reading

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Six keys to an effective strategic process

Guest post by Richard H. Tyson, President, CEObuilder One of the most fundamental challenges in business is how to convert vision and strategy into reality. This is the essence of change management, and it is where every business owner or … Continue reading

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