• Security Resolutions to stick to in the New Year

    While we prepare to welcome in the new year and make plans for our New Year’s Resolutions, consider committing to stronger security measures for your online accounts. Now is an excellent time to consider the steps you currently take to protect your financial accounts, and if there are any additional protections you should commit to using next year. The security features we have in place serve as an additional barrier to protect our members, but keeping your information safe is so much easier when we have your help and can work together to ensure your accounts are protected.

  • How a Balance Transfer Can Help You Manage Holiday Debt

    It’s easy to get carried away with your spending during the holiday season. Between seeking out the perfect gifts for friends and family, traveling to spend time with loved ones, meals while out on the go, and even more holiday hustle and bustle, your wallet may still be recovering even months after the festivities have ended.

    If this sounds all too familiar, there’s no need to fret. Transferring your current credit card balances to a new card with a lower interest rate could be your saving grace to staying out of holiday debt.

  • Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

    You’ve decided to sell your home. Now what?

    Preparing your home to show to prospective buyers can be a lot of work. After all, the goal is to sell it for top dollar, and buyers have high expectations.

    The first thing you will want to do when preparing your home for sale is to consult with a realtor. They will have a better understanding of the housing market in your specific area and will be able to provide you specific tips for your home.

    Here are some simple tips to get you started:

  • Avoiding Fake Check Scams

    A fake check can be nearly impossible to recognize if you don’t know the warning signs. At Robins Financial, we believe the more our members know about scams and frauds, the better we can help protect ourselves and our community! The Fake Check Scam is a common trick, and it is one of the more dangerous scams because it can be tailored to take advantage of people in all different phases of life. Remember: A fraudster will say anything to get you to deposit that fake check.

    The Fake Check Scam can go something like this:

  • Getting Your Car Winter Ready

    Middle Georgia may not be known for its snowy winter season or freezing temperatures, but we should still take the necessary steps to get our vehicles ready for cold weather. With preparation, you can ensure that you are protecting your investment and avoiding costly repairs down the road. Whether our winter is surprisingly frosty or unseasonably warm, the following tips will help make sure that you are prepared to hit the roads safely for your holiday traveling.

    Protect your car and embrace winter armed with these tips to keep your car in top shape:

  • Avoiding Social Media Scams

    Social networks are a great way to make connections and stay up-to-date with friends, family, colleagues, and more, but they can also be a tool for criminals to access information and trick people into falling for scams. The best way you can protect yourself is by remaining cautious and remembering that if something seems suspicious, it probably is. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs for common social media scams so you can protect yourself and your information.

  • Don’t Let These Home Buying Expenses Catch You Off Guard

    When you’re looking for a new home, there’s a lot of focus around how much money you’ll need to borrow and how interest rates will impact your monthly mortgage payments. But home ownership comes with a list of expenses that go beyond repaying your mortgage. Take some time to consider these additional costs and plan ahead so you don’t buy more house than you can afford.