A Letter From Our CEO: New Year. New Habits.



I look forward to the beginning of each new year as an opportunity to set self-improvement goals. For many of us, New Year's resolutions are focused on health but it’s just as important to evaluate your financial wellness and resolve to set some long- and short-term goals. Fortunately, January is Financial Wellness month, which was created to remind us to pay closer attention to our financial well-being after the hustle, bustle, and high spending that comes with the holiday season.

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The Best of the Best – Why Logix is (Objectively) Smarter Banking

Fact: Credit unions charge fewer fees and have better loan and deposit rates, on average, than banks.

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Protecting Yourself From Holiday Identity Theft


The holiday season is a time when people are more vulnerable to identity theft scams. Not only are people making more purchases than any other time of year, but they are often distracted when doing so.
During the holiday season, stores and shopping malls are bustling with people – especially at peak shopping times during evenings and weekends. When shoppers are focused on their gift lists, looking for bargains, or tending to the kids, attention might not be on security.

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Required Minimum Distributions

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) generally are minimum amounts that a retirement plan account owner must withdraw annually starting with the year that he or she reaches 72 (70 ½ if you reach 70 ½ before January 1, 2020), if later, the year in which he or she retires. However, if the retirement plan account is an IRA or the account owner is a 5% owner of the business sponsoring the retirement plan, the RMDs must begin once the account holder is age 72 (70 ½ if you reach 70 ½ before January 1, 2020), regardless of whether he or she is retired.

Retirement plan participants and IRA owners, including owners of SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs, are responsible for taking the correct amount of RMDs on time every year from their accounts, and they face stiff penalties for failure to take RMDs.

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Set ‘Em and Forget ‘Em: Four Financial Resolutions You Can Accomplish Now

 
New Year’s resolutions are a mixed bag for many of us. On the one hand: personal betterment! On the other hand: methodical auditing of our refrigerator, checking account, and various vices. On the cusp of a fresh calendar year, we feel compelled to immediately transform our lives, but— as is the case with most good things— change takes time. This is especially true when it comes to financial goals. And in the aftermath of steep holiday spending, our goalposts can feel...far away.
 
If you want a few financial resolutions that you can achieve early into the new year (because who doesn’t love an easy to-do list?) here are some suggestions.

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