If you're a mobile shopper, there are plenty of resources to help you keep your financial information secure, while tracking your spending and saving habits.
With Mobile Banking1 you can manage your money on the go. It's easy to view your account balances, deposit checks pay bills and transfer funds between accounts, including to other Members' accounts. For instance, if your kids need some extra funds, you can transfer money into their accounts immediately, without the hassle of going to the local ATM.
To keep your accounts extra secure use your fingerprint to log in on most devices Check fraud alerts to monitor suspicious debit card activity.
Easy Budgeting Tips
Budgeting tasks often seem like a hassle, but you no longer have to be tied to a spreadsheet or your home computer to keep your spending in check. Budgeting apps can sync up with your financial accounts to keep you from overspending or possibly overdrawing them and provide easy ways to sock away money whenever you can.
Most retailers offer secure apps featuring special offers, coupons and in-store savings. If you're looking for the best deals on particular items not store-specific, there are apps with barcode scanners to check prices and aggregate deals.
When you scan a product, the app will find online and local stores carrying it, show current prices, discounts and product reviews and notify you when prices drop. To pay for your purchases, you just link the app to your credit or debit card. Be sure to download apps from legitimate app stores only, avoid online shopping on public Wi-Fi networks. Be thoughtful about granting app permissions and never use the same password across multiple accounts or apps.
Planning a vacation can take some doing, especially if you're trying to stick to a budget. Use secure travel apps to help you find the best prices on flights, hotels, restaurants and entertainment. And when you're on the road, they're a great way to get information about where to eat, play, shop or go sightseeing. So whether you're looking for a gas station, searching for flights, hotels, rental cars or restaurants, an app can be your travel guide.
Many people rely on paper statements, but consider going digital. Store your documents electronically so you can download them whenever and wherever you need to, even on your mobile device. Taking steps to protect your personal information can save you time and money if you were to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. And by having a digital record of your savings and investments, it'll be easier to manage your records come tax time.
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