Category Archives: Personal


How Michelle helped protect herself from fraud

Michelle, a Bank of American Fork employee, received a text alert about a zero dollar amount transaction on her debit card from retailer Amazon. Since Michelle only uses her credit card on Amazon, she knew right away it was a … Continue reading

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How Christopher paid for large, unexpected expenses without stress

Recently, Christopher shared his experience paying for unexpected expenses without stress, because he previously set up accounts and automatic transfers to save for these types of bills. Here’s his story: I recently had two big expenses—a medical bill and a … Continue reading

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Creating a password that’s secure—and memorable

Guest post by Quincy Fowler You have probably read recent news about security breaches. Passwords are stolen and online accounts compromised. Online safety is a top priority for everyone who uses the internet for financial transactions. A strong password can … Continue reading

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Free lesson plans about money for teachers

Teachers, there are some new resources available to you to help you teach your students about money and making smart choices. Free lesson plans for pre-K through age 20 are available through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Money Smart for … Continue reading

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The State of Older Americans and Savings

Guest post by Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager The numbers are shocking.  • In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283 (Demos: The State of Young America). • One-third of senior households have no money … Continue reading

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How to help protect your money and get the support you need as you age

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Something you can do? Share this graphic to spread the word about an effective way to help combat fraud against seniors. If you’re thinking about fraud against seniors (up to $1 million a day … Continue reading

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How to teach your kids about money

You probably worry about whether or not your kids will be well-equipped for their futures. Here is some good news: There are new resources available to help you teach your Pre-K through 20-year-old children about money and making smart choices. … Continue reading

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Summer fun in Utah!

This summer, Bank of American Fork is celebrating Utah’s cities and the wonderful people that live in them. Join us for Community Appreciation Day at your local Bank of American Fork branch for free food, prizes, games and fun. And … Continue reading

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How Jan helped protect our customer’s money

How Jan helped protect our customer’s money Learn about what you can do to reduce the risk of fraud. The other day Jan told me about a recent fraud attempt that she dealt with in the customer service center. The … Continue reading

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Take advantage of $5K tax deduction

If you’re looking for a way to reduce your taxable income for your 2014 taxes, consider the advantages of an IRA—you have about a week to make contributions to an IRA for last year. Contributions to IRAs can be made … Continue reading

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