Category Archives: Debt


7 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer without Stretching Your Savings

Spending tips for the holiday season Courtesy of American Bankers Association As the holiday shopping season begins, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to plan ahead to avoid excessive debt in the New Year. “Develop a plan in advance … 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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Be in charge of your credit cards

Courtesy of FDIC Consumer News   Credit cards can offer numerous benefits to consumers, including a convenient way to pay for purchases, the ability to build a credit history, and the potential for rewards. But to make the most of … Continue reading

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Stay fiscally fit: Using Bounce Protection® responsibly

 Guest post by Jon Allen, Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of American Fork This year we’ve been talking a lot about being fiscally fit—we’re always doing our best to help you be financially healthy by offering products that do have value … Continue reading

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Gaining financial independence

Guest post by Richard Gray With Independence Day coming up, many are thinking about the “American Dream” and financial independence. Although many think of their personal finances, if you’re a business owner you’re probably thinking about your company. You may … Continue reading

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Financial tips for college graduates

As students graduate from colleges and universities across the country and begin to plant the seeds for their financial future, the Independent Community Bankers of America and Bank of American Fork offer tips to help graduates manage finances in the … Continue reading

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Smart ways to spend your tax refund

The majority of Americans expect to receive a tax refund this year—if you’re one of them, consider these ways you can wisely spend your refund. Pay down debt This is not how most consumers want to spend their refund, but … Continue reading

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Buy your own building

Guest post by Richard Gray, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Bank of American Fork Since coming out of The Great Recession, business owners and individuals are increasingly aware of the way debt can be harmful. However, debt can also be … Continue reading

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Basic Strategies for Simplifying Your Financial Life

Nine ways to eliminate clutter, organize accounts and streamline how you manage your money Courtesy of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation There are many reasons to organize and simplify your financial life. Eliminating clutter, saving time and reducing stress are … Continue reading

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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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