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KVCC Foundation Pancake Breakfast!


KVCC Foundation Pancake Breakfast!

April 7th, 8 to 10:00 am Havirmill Café and 418 Restaurant Culinary/Allied Health Building on Kalamazoo Valley’s Bronson Health Living Campus 418 East Walnut Street in downtown Kalamazoo $10 donation Please come enjoy healthy, nutritious pancake recipes at the KVCC Foundation’s student scholarship pancake breakfast on Friday, April 7 from 8 – 10 a.m. in […]

The Challenges of Choosing a Career


The Challenges of Choosing a Career

When you start looking for financial advice (or any kind of advice, for that matter), experts will share their take on what’s “good” and what’s “bad.” Aside from the obvious examples, the guidelines are a bit murky; plus, the financial advice gurus often contradict each other.

Combatting Fraud


Common Scams and How to Avoid Them Fraudsters have been around forever, whether it was shopkeepers using rigged scales in the Middle Ages, vendors selling snake oil in the 1800s, or one of the most infamous investment scams, the first Ponzi scam, in 1920. (Named after Charles Ponzi, who sold postal coupons guaranteeing a 50 […]

Fake Checks


And what to look for when you’ve “won the prize, lottery, or earned some easy money.” Check scams continue to get the best of their unsuspecting victims. Consumer.ftc.gov, the website for the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. The agency also offers a wealth of […]

Aspire Financial Counseling


You matter, and we can help. Our mission is to help you gain personal financial success. If you’re struggling with financial hardships, you’re not alone. We’re here for you. With KALSEE’s confidential Aspire Financial Counseling program, we’ll help you gain control of your finances through budgeting and credit education, debt consolidation, loan modifications, and more. […]

Use Psychology to Build a Budget You’ll Stick With


Use Psychology to Build a Budget You’ll Stick With

When you start looking for financial advice (or any kind of advice, for that matter), experts will share their take on what’s “good” and what’s “bad.” Aside from the obvious examples, the guidelines are a bit murky; plus, the financial advice gurus often contradict each other.

Why an IRA Makes Good Sense


Why an IRA Makes Good Sense

Saving for the future while making the right choices today. Setting money aside for the future gets you a step closer to financial peace of mind. It may be hard to believe now, but retirement comes sooner than you think. And the sooner you start saving, the more comfortable you’ll be. For a well-planned retirement, […]

Free checking that rewards you


Free checking that rewards you

Plus refunds on ATM withdrawal fees – nationwide.* When you meet your account’s qualifications during a Monthly Qualification Cycle, you’ll receive: Up to $25 in ATM withdrawal fee refunds ATM receipt must be presented for reimbursement of an individual ATM withdrawal fee of $5.00 or higher When qualifications are not met, ATM withdrawal fees are […]

Important Facts About U.S. Currency


Important Facts About U.S. Currency

And how to recognize counterfeit bills Counterfeit money has been around since bills were first exchanged for payment. And from a crook’s perspective, what better way to line the proverbial pocket? But as a consumer, it is important to be aware of counterfeit money and recognize the difference between real and fake bills. One way […]