Fast Money Blog

  • Cruisin' Colorado: Grand Mesa Scenic Byway


    September is the beginning of autumn and the perfect time to watch the leaves change from atop the world’s largest flattop mountain. We’ve created this road trip guide to help you enjoy a one-of-a-kind destination in your own backyard. There’s only

  • Protecting yourself from identity theft: 5 tips everyone should know


    Identity theft is extremely common. If the amount of identity theft crimes committed in the United States were spread evenly over the entire population, everyone in the country would have had their identities stolen at least twice. The good news is

  • Cruisin' Colorado: Cache la Poudre


    Say farewell to summer with a drive through one of Northern Colorado’s most scenic canyons. Stop along the way and soak up some sun with lots of opportunities for a quick hike or picnic. There’s 101 miles to travel and a million things to see. Enjoy

  • Avoiding check fraud


    It seems like headlines these days are all about sophisticated hackers and complicated scams, but old-fashioned check fraud presents a greater risk to the average person and it’s on the rise. Protecting yourself from check fraud is simple if you

  • Cruisin' Colorado: Trail Ridge Road


    It’s the height of Summer so we’re taking you to the top of the Rocky Mountains. Trail Ridge Road crosses the continental divide and takes you on a scenic tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s July’s featured road trip from the bank that helps

  • Retirement: What you need to know to get on track and stay there


    Did you know that even someone with a modest income can retire a millionaire? The two most important factors are time and consistency. The earlier you begin saving, the better. So let’s get started with what you need to know. How much should I save

  • Cruisin' Colorado: San Juan Skyway


    Summer has arrived. Escape the heat in Colorado’s secluded Victorian towns and alpine valleys. Discover some of our nation’s most epic views on the San Juan Skyway. It’s this month’s featured road trip from the bank that helps you make the most of

  • An overview of common loans that most banks offer:


    Auto Loan Used to buy a car. Getting pre-qualified before shopping can help you understand what you can afford. Cash Advances Short-term loans used to cover unexpected expenses. The higher interest rates add up fast if you don’t pay them back

  • Cruisin' Colorado: Santa Fe Trail


    Load up the family cruiser and head across Colorado and back in time. The Santa Fe Trail was once the lifeline of the Southwest, today it still makes for an unforgettable drive. Retrace history with May’s featured road trip from the bank that helps

  • Credit scores: Why they are more important than you think and what to do about it


    Your credit score isn’t just for getting loans. It plays a role in how much you pay for cars and homes. Landlords may look at your credit score before deciding to rent to you. Bad credit can cause you to pay more for insurance, cellphone plans,