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Beware of emails, texts, or calls that appear to be from companies or people you know, but they are actually from scammers looking for your information.
Protecting Your Mobile Device from Cyber Criminals
Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals.
Online Banking Safely
While online banking is a convenient way to bank, we recommend eight tips for ensuring a safe online banking experience.
As identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in America, we urge you to be aware and take precautions to safeguard your online information from cyber fraudsters.
Tips to Stop a Cyber Thief
CB&T uses a combination of safeguard to protect your information, and we urge you to partner with us on that effort.
Protect Yourself Online
Every second 12 adults become a victim of a cybercrime. Avoid online fraudsters and their scams with these tips.
Five Devices in your Home you didn't know were Hackable
While you know your computer poses a risk of being hacked, you may not think about the other devices in your home that connect to the internet and are equally vulnerable.
Cybersecurity Protection Suggestions for your Business
Cyberthreats are mounting for all businesses as hackers target companies of all types with a blitz of increasingly sophisticated and destructive attacks.
Cyber Security Guide for Customers
While banks are required to have vigorous information security programs to safeguard your information, we also urge you to know how to steer clear of fraudsters.
ATM Safety Tips
Tips that are meant to make you aware that although rare, ATM crime can happen.
Financial Scams & ID Theft
Ways to Fight ID Fraud Online
Discover steps you can take to help protect yourself and your financial information while online.
Tips for Avoiding Frauds and Scams
Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. Learn practical tips to help you stay a step ahead.
Fake Check Scam Warning Signs
Fake checks drive many types of scams, and changes are you have been the target of a face check scam.
What Does Elder Financial Exploitation Look Like?
As Baby Boomers retire and advance in age, an increasing number of Americans are at risk of falling victims to schemes aimed at separating them from their money.
Protecting Yourself From Financial Scams and ID Theft
You, or someone you know, could become the victim of the fastest growing crime in America - financial abuse in the form of scams and identity theft.
Finanical Fraud and Scams
Millions of older Americans become victims of financial fraud each year. Explore important fraud facts and examples here.
Four Simple Steps to Stop an Identity Thief
CB&T uses a combination of safeguards to protect your information, and we urge you to partner with us on that effort.
Few people understand the impact a good credit score can have on their life. Perhaps your credit isn't where you want it to be right now, but it's never too late to begin working to build your credit score back.
What is a credit score and what does it mean for you?
Technology makes it so easy to spend money, and a budget is more important than ever.
Assessing Your Financial Health
Customers often ask how they can tell if their finances are "good." While this definition of "good" finances are different for everyone, there are a few key numbers you can look at to assess your financial health.
Help Your Children Become Financially Literate
So much of our lives revolve around money, but many college students indicate they were never formally educated about savings, credit, and budgeting.
Six Smart Money Moves for New College Graduates
The habits new graduates develop right after school will have a big impact on their financial future. We recommend a few financial tips to assist new college graduates.
The Case For Financial Planning
As life gets more complex, so do our finances and a comprehensive financial plan can help in reaching your financial goals.
Mistakes Made when Living Paycheck to Paycheck
While you climb the proverbial corporate ladder and make more money, poor financial habits can follow you, continuously sabotaging your finances over the years.
The Power of Compound Interest
When people are young, saving for retirement is often the last thing on their minds, but starting early and saving every month can translate into a huge difference in your net worth at retirement.
Spending Less than you Make
Ever wonder why the people who have the strongest financial position seem to live modestly and certainly spend less than their income?
Seven Worthwhile Ways to Use Your Tax Refund
Tax season is the perfect time to hit the reset button on your finances. CB&T provides options to make the most out of your tax refund.
Wealth Management & Trust Advice
The King's Chessboard
We can learn about the power of compounding savings from the inventor of the chessboard.
Investments vs. Trusts
Should your investment program be a trust?
When it comes to choosing when to begin retirement, the timing is more important than many realize.
Establishing a Trust
Why should one consider establishing a trust?
Ask a Trust Officer - IRAs
Last year I converted my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. What if I changed my mind?
The Bucket Plan
How can one manage their retirement assets so as to be confident of not running them dry?
Choosing Your Estate Executor
Being named an executor by a family member or close friend is an expression of the highest regard and trust, but it brings with it significant responsibilities and unexpected challenges.
College Savings 101
When it comes to saving for college, typically a few options come to mind, but there's one that is not used frequently - the Roth IRA.