From the Teller Line: Where is my Stimulus payment?

  As you’re probably well aware by now, an historic $2 trillion stimulus package was passed to help aid the ailing economy as a result of the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus package also granted many Americans payments with the amount dependent on your adjusted gross income on your 2019 federal tax […]

stimulus check us treasury note From the Teller Line: Stimulus Payment Scams

As stimulus checks roll out, so do the scams! Some criminals are using stimulus checks to take advantage of honest, hardworking people who have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19.  More than 80 million Americans have received their stimulus payments via direct deposit, according to this CNN article. But those who are receiving the funds […]

From the Teller Line: Financial Literacy Month

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year resolutions, I feel like if you notice something about your life that you don’t like, you should take immediate action to eradicate whatever that issue is. However, I do understand the concept of a new beginning with the start of a new year, or a new […]

Worried mother with face protective mask working from home Stimulus checks are coming this week, but what about taxes?

First things first: stimulus checks are on the way and the first wave of people will get their money in the mailbox tomorrow, April 15 (the former tax deadline) according to this news update from USA Today. Even though the IRS has moved the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15 for individuals and […]

IRS tax forms From the Teller Line: Tax Deadline Extended, But Why Wait?

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the US government has announced changes and updates to provide relief to taxpayers. Most notably, the April 15 deadline for filing taxes has been moved to July 15. This applies to both individuals and businesses. With the additional time that taxpayers now have to get their taxes filed, […]

fraud alert coronavirus scams From the Teller Line: How to Avoid Fraud During the Pandemic

While a clear majority of the country’s residents, businesses and government agencies have banded together in an unprecedented effort to fight COVID-19, there remains some bad actors out there who are seeking to take advantage of the situation. Unfortunately, the number of scams and other financial crimes rise greatly during times of disaster and uncertainty […]

dollar sign and cogs From the Teller Line: Why Banking at a Credit Union is Better in Times of Crisis

Our country, along with the entire planet is currently amidst one of the largest crisis in history. The COVID-19 pandemic already has more than 1 million confirmed cases worldwide, with hundreds of thousands confirmed in the United States. The global death toll, sadly, is rising along with unemployment and market volatility. Given the unprecedented health […]