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Beware of Fast Cash

Before jumping at any fast-cash offer, take a moment to educate yourself about predatory lending. Then breathe, understand that you have alternatives, and make an action plan.

Are Checks Obsolete?

Checks hold an odd place in our personal finances. In many ways, they seem like relics from a previous era; we might write only one or two checks a month. This is vastly different from only a few decades ago, when checks represented more than 85% of all non-cash retail payments. * Can you imagine whipping out a checkbook in line at the grocery store now? Times have certainly changed!

Saving Is Easy With Swipe2Save!

How’s your savings rate? Vantage offers an exceptional savings tool called Swipe2Save that makes saving easy and automatic.

The Effect of Time on Investing

Investing can seem like a very risky, complex and fast-moving process. With endless combinations of investment vehicles to choose from, it can be difficult to take your first step as an investor—especially with the knowledge that all investments carry the risk of losing some or all of your money. So why bother?

5 Identity Theft Jackpots (and How You Can Safeguard Against Them)

Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity.

The good news is there are tons of things you can do to deter identity thieves. The bad news is that many of us do little beyond choosing a decent password (and some people don’t even bother doing that!). Here are the top five information jackpots for identity thieves, along with helpful tips on what you can do right now to protect yourself.