Waukesha State Bank Blog
This commentary was written and prepared by Waukesha State Bank. Content in this blog is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Please visit with one of our bankers to discuss your individual needs.
Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, California failed on Friday. Over the weekend, New York City-based Signature Bank also failed. Both were banks with unique niches: venture capital and cryptocurrency.
What does this mean for Waukesha State Bank?
How Can I Protect Myself
Against Identity Theft?
The chance that someone will assume your identity to open fraudulent bank or credit accounts is increasing as thieves become more sophisticated. The best way to protect yourself is to try to prevent this from happening in the first place.
I'm Having Trouble Paying My Student Loans. What Should I Do?
The first thing you need to do is to make your lender aware of your situation. Confronting the problem is probably the most beneficial thing you can do. You may be able to request a forbearance, deferment, new payment terms or more.
Expert Packing Tips
For Spring Break
Packing light can have a tremendously positive impact on your travels. But when preparing for a big trip, it can seem difficult to pack light. So how do you do it?
Deductions You Can Claim
Tax prep time can fray your nerves, especially when you’re trying to figure out the nuances of the tax code, gather your information and receipts, do accurate calculations, and determine how to handle your deductions. Should you itemize or not?
Shady Loan Scams &
How To Identify Them
If you’re strapped for cash, it may be tempting to borrow money from any lender that seems to be peddling a good deal. Whether they’re promising great rates, no credit checks, or practically free money, it’s important to remember that some offers are too good to be true.
Financial Fitness Posts
02/2019 - Establishing Good Financial Habits
02/2019 - Top 5 Financial Mistakes People Make
04/2019 - Spring Cleaning: Finances
07/2019 - Building a Good Credit Record
10/2019 - Creating an Organized Financial System
11/2019 - Make Your Money Work For You
11/2019 - Preparing for Major Financial Events
11/2020 - Which Debit Card to Payoff First
02/2021 - Online Finance Basics
08/2021 - Monitoring Your Credit Report
11/2021 - How To Have Fun On A Budget
11/2021 - Managing Your Credit Score
12/2021 - How To Know If You Need A Cosigner
06/2022 - Understanding Overdrafts
Financial Security Posts
05/2018 - Traveling with Your Cards
08/2019 - Understanding Phishing
10/2019 - Cybersecurity
02/2020 - How to Avoid Tax-Related Identity Theft
11/2020 - Are Tap-and-Pay Cards Secure?
10/2022 - Banks Never Ask That
02/2023 - Shady Loan Scams & How To Identify Them
General Banking Posts
02/2019 - The Many Benefits of Online Bill Pay
05/2019 - How Your Bank Works for Your Community
03/2020 - Last-Minute Tax Time Checklist
06/2020 - Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs
03/2021 - Worried About Higher Taxes?
05/2021 - What Are Roth IRA Conversions?
08/2021 - Are You Underwater On Your Car Loan?
02/2022 - What Happens When You Miss Tax Deadlines
09/2022 - The Basics Of Checks
11/2022 - What Is The Gift Tax?
Home Lending Posts
02/2018 - Home Equity Loan and Lines Explained
05/2018 - Simple Ways to Estimate Home Value
05/2019 - Homebuying Tips for First-Timers
11/2019 - Should You Refinance Your Home Mortgage?
02/2020 - New House Vs. Home Improvements
08/2020 - Give Patio Furniture New Life
02/2022 - Home Equity Loans vs. Lines Of Credit
08/2022 - How Much Does It Cost To Sell A House?
Safe Banking for Seniors Posts
08/2022 - Prevent Elder Abuse: Signs and Tips
Saving Money Posts
05/2018 - Savings at Home for Summer
05/2019 - Saving on Auto Finance Costs
08/2019 - Add $100,000 to Your Retirement Savings
08/2019 - Savings Strategies
11/2019 - Building an Emergency Fund
03/2020 - Dining Out on a Budget
05/2020 - Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money
08/2020 - Budgeting for a 2021 Vacation
11/2020 - Reign in Holiday Shopping with a Budget
05/2021 - How To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill
06/2021 - Little Ways to Save Money
08/2021 - Health Savings Account 101
02/2022 - How To Create A Home Gym On A Budget
08/2022 - Emergency Fund Basics
09/2022 - Holiday Shopping On A Budget
11/2022 - 5 Ways To Save On Your Next Vacation
02/2023 - Apps That Save You Money
Small Business Posts
03/2020 - Financial Skills for Young Adults
08/2020 - Financial Aid Resources
03/2021 - Tax-Filing Tips for College Students
09/2021 - Earning Money Through A Co-Op
03/2022 - Living Within Your Means At School
03/2022 - Tips For Choosing The Right College
06/2022 - How To Get Help Paying Off Student Loans
05/2022 - Affordable Home Style Upgrades
06/2022 - Tips For Fixing Your Sleep Schedule
09/2022 - Energy Drinks That Don't Have Caffeine
02/2023 - Must-Try Accessories For Improving Sleep
03/2023 - Expert Packing Tips for Spring Break