Category Archives: Savings


Make Your Own Pot of Gold This St. Patrick’s Day

Make your own pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day with 10 savings tips from Bank of American Fork: 1. Automate savings: Have money directly deposited from your paycheck into a savings account. After you’ve built up a rainy-day fund … Continue reading

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Offset College Costs with Utah Scholars Program

State program offers scholarships for good grades Looking for ways to offset your child’s college expenses? Utah Scholars offers scholarship options for high-school students who complete the following core course of study, shown in comparison to state graduation requirements: Utah … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund = Financial Satisfaction

When asked what best predicts financial satisfaction, more people said having an emergency fund than said paying off a credit card or owning a home, according to a recent University of Georgia study. Despite this, many people ignore the advice … Continue reading

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Five Tips to Help You Save

Most Americans are not saving adequately for retirement, and most lower-income households do not have adequate emergency savings for unexpected expenditures like a car repair. America Saves Week, sponsored by the  America Savings Education Council and designated as February 19-26, … Continue reading

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Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Whether or not you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow, be sure to show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day by making more on your money. Fall in love with your future financial situation when you save with these products from … Continue reading

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Improve Your Personal Savings Rate

Guest post by Dale Gunther, Vice Chairman of the Board, People’s Utah Bancorp When the economy was hard hit in late 2008, consumers began to worry about their future. With unemployment rising and investments faltering, many began to get serious … Continue reading

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Prepare for Retirement with IRAs

Looking for a secure place to invest your money? Bank of American Fork’s individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are held in CDs, not in the stock market, so you’re guaranteed a steady return and are covered by FDIC insurance. Unlike some … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Money Manager

Our new money manager is smart, sleek and financially savvy. But the best news is that this money manager doesn’t work for us; it works for you and other Bank of American Fork customers. Online Money Manager is a financial … Continue reading

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Important Change to U.S. Savings Bonds

Planning to buy a savings bond? Paper savings bonds are no longer sold at financial institutions as of December 31, 2011. But they haven’t gone away — electronic savings bonds can be purchased online through TreasuryDirect.gov, the only financial services … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun: Saving with Solar Energy

Guest post by James Johnston, Principal, Progressive Power Solutions While the economy of the past few years has posed challenges for many, others have been able to take advantage of the recessionary cloud’s silver lining. If you saved for a … Continue reading

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