Simplify Your Banking in the New Year

The start of a New Year is a great opportunity to set fresh goals in every area of your life, including your finances. In the same way as you can take steps to be more physically fit, why not begin 2013 with the goal of improving your financial well-being?

As everyone is making resolutions, it’s important to remember that January is also Financial Wellness Month. This is a good time to commit to year-long financial wellness.

Below are a few tips to help you simplify your banking in the New Year:  

Do you have multiple bank accounts? The more accounts you have, the harder it is to keep everything organized and the more likely you are to make costly mistakes.  

If you find yourself moving money from one account to another, or missing payments because there are so many accounts to track, it's time to simplify your banking.  

When was the last time that you looked into all of the services that your financial institution offers you to access your accounts or to conduct your banking? You now may be able to deposit a check using your smart phone set up account alerts or have access to surcharge ATMs that you did not know existed.  

To find out about remote banking services at BECU, visit www.becu.org/access.