Value News Articles - Jocelyn M. Wood

The Art of Giving

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2018

If you fret over gift-giving, try one of these no-stress, pay-less ideas from RCB Bank that won't break your budget.

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Best Financial Advice

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2018

There is a saying that wisdom comes from listening to advice, so I asked bankers to share the best money advice they have received and the impact it has made in their lives.

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Travel Planning Tips to Prevent Fraud

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2018

Tips to traveling while keeping your identity in check.

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CAUTION: IT IS A SCAM!

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2018

Wiring money is a way to send and receive money fast. It’s also a prime target for fraud.

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Upgrade Your Life

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2017

Changing your saving habits may require changing your spending habits, but the payoff – not worrying about paying your bills, taking a trip you’ve been dreaming of and retiring on your terms – is worth it.

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How to Outsmart Identity Thieves

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2017

Every two seconds there is a new victim of identity fraud.*

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Your Financial Footprint Leaves a Trace

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2017

Lenders use your FICO® Score as one tool to gauge the risk of lending you money. A high FICO Score may qualify you for better interest rates. I asked Lender Jake Dwyer, AVP at RCB Bank, what is the easiest way to maintain a good financial footprint?

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Six Money Tips Teens Need to Know Before They Leave Home

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

Is your child leaving the nest? Do they fully understand the daily financial issues that will soon become their reality? It’s never too early to start the conversation. Here are six money tips to teach your children before they leave home.

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A Car Buyer's Mistake

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2017

Buying a car is a major purchase. Budgets are tight. It’s tempting to accept financing based on the lowest monthly payment, but don’t. Here’s why.

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Shift Retirement Savings Into Gear Without A 401(k)

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2017

If you don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, you are not alone. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly half of Americans don’t participate in any type of retirement plan at work. No worries. There are ways to save for retirement outside the office. Consider these.

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Be Aware: Fraudsters in Full Force this Tax Season

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2017

You receive an email from what appears to be the IRS, warning you that your tax return is unable to be processed due to errors. In order to avoid a tax penalty or possible legal action, you are instructed to provide some information immediately – click the link to get started.

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No-Stress Savings Plan

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2017

You want to save more money. The truth is you can save more money. The struggle is you want things now. Waiting is hard. Saving money requires discipline.

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Get Financially Fit in 2017

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2017

This is the year you’re going to take charge of your money. No more rationalizing overspending. No more excuses why you can’t put money into savings. No more regrets.

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Are You Financially Prepared to Live a Long Life?

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2016

By the year 2040, it is projected that 14.6 million Americans will live to 85 years old or older. This is triple in population from 6.5 million in 2014, according to the Administration of Aging.

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Smartphone Safety Tips

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2016

This year, are you planning to do the majority of your shopping in store, on your computer or by phone?

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Plug Drainage Leaks in Your Finances

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2016

The first week of August is known as National Simplify Your Life Week. We cannot think of a greater time to refocus your energy on what’s important in life and reduce the pressures causing a strain on your health and happiness.

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RCB Bank Breaks Ground on New Location in Coweta

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2016

RCB Bank entered into the Coweta market with the groundbreaking of a new full-service banking facility that took place Friday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m. The new RCB Bank branch will be located at 27010 E. 116th St. South, on the corner of 116th and State Highway 51.

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A Penny Earned is a Penny Saved

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2016

Every year, my granddad would sit his grandkids down at the kitchen table and pour out a big jar full of coins he’d saved. We could have these coins but only after we sorted, divided equally and then rolled them. As little children, it felt like hours to complete this task, but the reward was a bag full of money.

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The Best Money Management Habit Ever

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2016

Who wants to save more money? To do so, we have to spend less, which can be accomplished in a number of ways.

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The Secret to Saving Money

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2016

Only half of American households have a savings plan with specific goals.

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Debt Free In 5 Steps

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

Let’s face it; we live in a buy now, pay later society.

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RCB Bank Car Giveaway

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2013

Want to save money at the gas pump?

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Rev Up Your Savings

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2013

Refinancing your vehicle loan (for a land or water cruiser) could save you money.

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The 411 on IRAS

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2013

For anyone who hasn’t figured out what to do with your tax refund, one option might be to make a contribution to your retirement account.

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Spring Clean Your Mortgage

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2013

When is the last time you reviewed your mortgage statement? Could a refinance save you money?

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Take Action to Save More Effectively

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2013

Saving money doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference when it comes to improving your financial health. Take it one small step at a time.

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Money Boo-Boos and How to Correct Them

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2013

Get a handle on your finances in 2013. Are you wasting money? We’ve compiled a list of money boo-boos that could be costing you your hard-earned money.

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Six Do's and Don't When Traveling on a Cruise

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2012

Fall is in the air; winter is not far behind. It’s time to start ­planning your winter getaway.

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How to Save on Credit Card Processing

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2017

To know if you’re getting the best deal from your merchant service provider (MSP), you first need a basic understanding of credit card processing and fees, according to Eddie Curran, RCB Bank vice president of business services.

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