Financial Articles

Financial education is key to a strong financial future. Are you looking to buy a new vehicle, refinance your home, review your insurance options, or focus on retirement planning? These financial articles can help you make smart decisions.

4 Fraud Prevention Tips for Email

When using e-mail for personal or business use, always exercise caution. The following 4 tips are from German American’s Security Team experts to help you detect, and avoid, fraudulent e-mails.

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Tips for the Season of Holiday Spending

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, surrounded by family and friends, yet the season of giving can often mean the season of spending…and maybe even overspending. Here are three tips to help you navigate the holiday season within your budget.

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How to Safeguard Your Home from Water Damage

Rain, rain, go away...

We can't control the weather, yet we can prepare for it, which is key to prevent potential water damage to your home. Follow the suggestions below to ensure your home is rain ready.

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Coverage For Renting Out Your Home

There are many reasons you might want to rent out your home on either a short- or long-term basis. Depending on the rental scenario, your standard homeowners policy may not cover losses incurred while your home is rented out, and you may require a more specialized insurance policy.

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Oh Dear | Tips to Remember for Deer-Car Collisions

With harvest season among us, the risk of hitting a deer increases in the fall and winter. Unfortunatly, I have recently fell victim to hitting a deer of my own. Many of us don't expect to be hit with this situation, yet it is always good to be prepared with what you would do. 

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Managing Your Money Through College

Prior to becoming a college student, I didn’t really do much of my own banking besides a deposit or withdrawal here or there. However, when I went to college, I knew that I was going to be on my own with managing my money.

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What to do with Your Graduation Money?

Graduates: Congratulations! You have officially graduated which means that you may be sitting on a stack of cash that was given to you from your parents, grandparents, family, and friends. Check out the link for 3 Ideas of what to do with that extra graduation cash before it burns a hole in your pocket.

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Navigating the Mortgage Process when Purchasing your First Home

Searching for your first home can be an exhilarating, yet overwhelming time in your life. If you are having trouble with where to start, you are not alone.  With some guidance and organization, German American can help you be on your way to owning your first home. Here are some simple steps to get you started.

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Auto Insurance Savings Tips for Students

If you own a vehicle, insurance coverage is a must – even for students. Purchasing an insurance plan that gives you the best protection, yet is affordable, may seem a daunting task especially for students on a tight budget. Most insurance carriers offer cost advantages for students. Here are a few tips to consider.

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