Category Archives: Personal


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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Help Utah children by donating stuffed animals through December 16

Project Teddy Bear in its 15th year The little boy was so traumatized by neglect and abuse that he spoke to his therapist from inside a cardboard box for two years. Inside, he clung to his trusted teddy bear—the only … Continue reading

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Family Caregivers: The Invisible Army

Ways to lighten your load when you’re helping with a loved one’s finances.  Are you a caregiver? Are there caregivers in your circle? Help is available. Here are some of the tools available to help you manage your loved one’s … Continue reading

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Get a free copy of Navigating Your Rights

Pick up your free copy at any branch. The new edition of Navigating Your Rights: The Utah Legal Guide for Those 55 and Over is available for free in any of our 14 branches. In the new edition, Jilenne Gunther … Continue reading

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