Smart Money Series

As a local bank dedicated to the community, STAR believes it's our responsibility to provide tips and advice for managing your finances. That's why we developed Smart Money, a financial education initiative. We have complied news and tips from the FDIC and other banking industry resources to share with you.

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Simplify your financial life Back to School Shopping Tips
Credit Do's & Don'ts Brides to Be
Divorce & Credit 12 Tips to Prevent Fraud
Safe Mobile Banking 7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
Helping your money last after you retire Improving your finances
10 Tips to Green Your Home and Saving Money Stay in financial control during college
Tips to spend less on back-to-school shopping Your Financial Road Trip
Tips to prevent elder financial abuse 8 Tips to Protect Your Identity 
12 Tips to Protect Your Mobile Device Holiday Shopping Tips 


Best practices of 401(k) champions 5 Tips for Buying Business Insurance
10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses 8 Tips for training your employees on a budget
5 Simple Steps to managing your business credit The benefits of employee prepaid cards


Ages & Stages of Money Management Common financial mistakes make among young adults
20 things kids need to know to live financially smart lives Personal finance tips for children
Top 10 Tips for College Students  



5 Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home What you need to know as a homebuyer
6 Tips for Savings for Your Down Payment 6 Items for Your New Home's To-Do List
Housing 101: Terms to Know Before Buying or Renting  


  • GOAmerican Bankers Association - Kids & Money
  • GOJunior Achievement of Northern Indiana