Category Archives: Personal

How should consumers react to the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates?

In the Federal Reserve’s view, most indicators showed an improved economy at the end of 2015, prompting the Fed to announce it would begin raising short-term interest rates in support of growing confidence and based on what was then new … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Federal Reserve’s Announcement to Raise Interest Rates

During the past few years as the U.S. economy slowly recovered from the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve used its economic policy-making influence to keep its target interest rate low – near zero since about 2009 – to help the … Continue reading

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Thanks to you, teddy bears become best friends of at-risk children!

Project Teddy Bear donates 18,831 stuffed animals to children in Utah Many young kids will find one small piece of joy this Christmas with a teddy bear given to them at care centers throughout Utah serving at-risk children. The teddy … Continue reading

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How does our MyRate Checking® account hold up against this Forbes article’s 10 things to look for in a bank account? See for yourself!

Guest post by Amy Falke  Numbered below are the Forbes tips, followed up with how MyRate Checking compares. Checking: 1. No monthly fee – MyRate Checking has no monthly fees. 2. No minimum balance requirement – MyRate Checking has no … Continue reading

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One woman’s story about finding a way to protect seniors from fraud

Have you heard the story of how we came to be so involved in helping to protect our senior customers, and other seniors nationwide, from fraud? We became involved, in part, because of a girl who wanted to help her … Continue reading

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Children Helping Children: Project Teddy Bear

Project Teddy Bear started on Friday. Are you participating?     Click to enlarge graphic. You hear us talking about Project Teddy Bear every year, but now you know where the bears go and why this project is critical to Utah … Continue reading

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Shopping on Small Business Saturday has an impact on small businesses year-round

We’re excited for Small Business Saturday this week! Cyber Monday deals have already started and some of you might be prepping for early wake-up calls on Friday, but have you gotten into the spirit of Small Business Saturday yet? Small … Continue reading

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You may not be prison-bound, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t breaking the law

Ways you might be infringing on copyrights and how you can avoid it  Guest post by John Rees, Attorney, Callister Nebeker & McCullough Under federal copyright law, anyone who willfully infringes a copyright in certain ways will be subject to … Continue reading

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Let’s help 100,000 Utah kids through Project Teddy Bear

This year will be Bank of American Fork’s 16th Annual Project Teddy Bear. Every year, we are overwhelmed by your support. This project never gets old for us. Since the project was started by Sandy Dubois in 2000, you have … Continue reading

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Gift giving made easier for Heidi with person-to-person payments

Heidi and her three brothers decided to gift their mom with a spa package for her birthday. As the only one who had ever visited a spa, Heidi was charged with figuring out the details of the gift. Heidi found … Continue reading

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