Despite what Barney may have told you growing up, sometimes sharing does not mean caring. Being in the social media game for almost 15 years, you can bet I’ve seen some strange things. The first time I saw someone post a photo of their full debit card (front and back, no joke) on Instagram, I wanted to call them immediately and ask why they would do such a thing. The barriers of privacy are seemingly nonexistent lately, but there is hope … kind of.
Congress has passed the largest piece of tax reform legislation in more than three decades. The bill will affect the taxes of most taxpayers, but one key point to keep in mind is that, for most people, the bill won't affect your taxes for 2017 (the one you file in 2018).
The holidays are over, the gifts under the tree have all been unwrapped, the parties have come to an end … and your credit cards are maxed out. What do you do now?
We’ve all felt it: the tinge of remorse that sets in after the holidays, when we think about all the excess food and shopping we indulged in. And for parents, the pangs of post-holiday guilt can be especially cringe-worthy when we think about the gifts we gave our kids.
Here at VyStar, the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” is at the core of everything we do. Aside from providing affordable and accessible financial services to the communities of Northeast to Central Florida, we also support our communities through charitable donations, volunteerism and sponsorship. Giving a helping hand is especially important to us during the holiday season, when the less fortunate need it most.
Did Santa bring you a new iPhone X for Christmas? If so, you’ll soon find out (if you haven’t already) that Touch ID® is a thing of the past, and your unique facial features are now replacing your fingerprint as your phone’s passcode. Face ID is the new feature that allows you to quickly unlock your phone and log in to certain apps.
If you read our blog, you know that we here at VyStar love sharing our expert tips that’ll help you save money—especially during the holidays, when budgets can be easily thrown off track. But we also know that our members are full of fun, creative, and just plain great ideas too. So we took to Facebook and asked our fans to tell us how they like to save on everything from greeting cards to gift wrap. Here are some of the wallet-friendly tricks they shared to help you have the merriest holiday season of all!
As the new President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and explain what you can expect from my first weeks and months at VyStar...
You may not realize it, but this year’s holiday ads are chock-full of gadgets that use artificial intelligence, or AI. Many people associate AI with robots and science fiction movies, but the reality is that if you have a digital assistant, cell phone or computer, then you are already interacting with AI technology...
Got plans to travel this holiday season? Unless you’re hitching a free ride on Santa’s sleigh, visiting your out-of-state friends and family could end up costing you more than you expected. According to the United States Department of Transportation, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the busiest times of the year for travelers. Compared to the average for the rest of the year, the number of long-distance trips (50 miles or more) made by Americans jumps up by 54% during Thanksgiving, and 23% during the Christmas and New Year’s season...
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