Category Archives: Seniors


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 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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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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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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Talking about preventing senior financial abuse on Fresh Living

Tracey Larson is Bank of American Fork’s resident expert on age-friendly banking, whose passion stems from being a daughter and daughter-in-law of senior parents. She’s currently the financial representative for the Governor’s Commission on Aging and is also a member … Continue reading

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What Big Eyes You Have

Be on the watch to prevent senior exploitation.

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Family Caregivers: The Invisible Army

Ways to lighten the loan when helping with your loved one’s finances.  

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