Category Archives: Personal Finance

Home Equity Financing

You own your home. You love your home. And, it’s probably the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime. You have the ability to tap into the equity you’ve built using two methods: a home equity line of credit (HELOC, pronounced HEE-lock) and a home equity loan (HELOAN). Both HELOCs and HELOANs offer different […]

Expenses to Consider for International Travel

With summer solstice behind us in Northeast Wisconsin, some adventurous travelers will look over the oceans for new sites to explore, nature to see and items to cross off their bucket lists. While travel has become quicker and more reasonable than ever, there are a few important things of which to be aware as you […]

Bill Pay Safety: Online vs. Paper Checks

The evolution of banking is upon us. More customers are transitioning towards online resources for banking, bill pay and overall money management. The most commonly asked question we hear revolves around safety and we’re here to set the record straight. Using electronic payments is  as safe, if not safer, than using a paper check. In […]