Category Archives: Security


Gaining financial independence

Guest post by Richard Gray With Independence Day coming up, many are thinking about the “American Dream” and financial independence. Although many think of their personal finances, if you’re a business owner you’re probably thinking about your company. You may … Continue reading

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How free security software is helping bank customers

Last year Bank of American Fork teamed up with Trusteer, Inc. to offer the free security software, Rapport™, as an extra layer of protection. Rapport is downloadable software, available on our website, that works alongside your current anti-virus and/or spyware … Continue reading

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Smart ways to spend your tax refund

The majority of Americans expect to receive a tax refund this year—if you’re one of them, consider these ways you can wisely spend your refund. Pay down debt This is not how most consumers want to spend their refund, but … Continue reading

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Protecting Domain Names

Guest post by John Rees, Attorney, Callister Nebeker & McCullough Domain names are alpha-numeric addresses that direct users to websites.  Unlike other rights regarding other property, domain name registration rights are limited and revocable.  As a result, protecting domain name … Continue reading

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Phishing: Avoid getting hooked

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Protecting your finances

The simple truth is that most physically dangerous situations can be avoided by paying attention to what is going on around you—situational awareness. Always keep your eyes open and pay attention to what is going on. You have probably heard … Continue reading

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Basic Strategies for Simplifying Your Financial Life

Nine ways to eliminate clutter, organize accounts and streamline how you manage your money Courtesy of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation There are many reasons to organize and simplify your financial life. Eliminating clutter, saving time and reducing stress are … Continue reading

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How to avoid phishing scams

Courtesy of American Bankers Association Phishing is a new twist on an old telemarketing scam, but uses email. These criminals send emails to millions of people hoping that even a few will give away valuable information. Consumer education is a … Continue reading

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Trusteer Rapport security software available free at bankaf.com

Your online banking account may be a valuable target for cyber criminals. Sophisticated malware—malicious software used to compromise computers—has become the primary attack tool used by online criminals to execute account takeover, steal online banking credentials, personal information and initiate … Continue reading

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What is a reverse mortgage?

Guest post by Jilenne Gunther, Utah State Division of Aging and Adult Services What is a reverse mortgage? To qualify for a traditional mortgage, a lender checks your income to determine how much you can afford to pay back each … Continue reading

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