Category Archives: Personal


Teachers, preachers and neighbors build their own homes

415 homes built, many jobs created through community reinvestment programs Jane Farr was 64 years old when she and her husband decided to build their own home. They weren’t just designing the house and handing over plans to a contractor—they … Continue reading

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We’re excited about Apple Pay—here’s why.

Near-field communication makes it difficult for fraudsters to exploit using debit and credit card numbers. We are pursuing Apple Pay™ with our credit and debit card processors so we have the cards available to use with Apple Pay once Apple’s® upcoming … Continue reading

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Saving for College: Ways to Minimize the Sticker Shock

Courtesy of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation There’s no doubt that a college education can be costly, but according to U.S. Census Bureau data, someone with a college degree can earn, on average, 60 percent more than a person with … Continue reading

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Increase your IRA contributions for a tax advantage

If you’re looking for a way to reduce your taxable income for your 2014 taxes, consider the advantages of increasing your contributions to your IRA. An IRA provides great tax advantages for long-term retirement savings (if you don’t have an … Continue reading

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Bank of American Fork debit card tips: Limits and ATM access

Although we like to think you read and re-read the contracts you signed and pamphlets we gave you when you signed up for a checking account at Bank of American Fork, we recognize that you probably didn’t have time to … Continue reading

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Opening an IRA may be easier than you think

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged when you start thinking about or reading about retirement savings. Even if you’re thinking this topic is a little heavy for what you want to focus on today, give it a chance. Opening … Continue reading

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Traveling for the holidays? Debit card tips to help you out

Your Bank of American Fork VISA® debit card is accepted worldwide—but we need to know your travel plans in order to help protect you. We’re happy to make a note on your account so your card will work when you’re … Continue reading

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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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Talking about elder financial abuse on Mountain Money

This summer, Tracey Larson, Bank of American Fork’s resident expert on age-friendly banking, talked to Doug and Larry on Mountain Money about the reality of elder financial abuse. The hosts talk about stories they’ve heard and ask, “Who can you … Continue reading

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Local strides in protecting seniors and caregivers sparking national push

Today, on Veteran’s Day, we’re thinking of the many Utah seniors who are also veterans. Up to $1 million a day is stolen from Utah seniors (see here). Recently Bank of American Fork received the 2014 American Bankers Association Community … Continue reading

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