Consumer Tips

Consumer Tips from Your Community Banker is a free column offered monthly by Community Bankers of Wisconsin. It is suitable for customer newsletters, letters to editors, blogs, or on bank websites. Each issue will explore a consumer financial topic and offer a Wisconsin perspective, including how a topic might apply to Wisconsinites and useful Wisconsin resources.

In addition to using this column in your bank's print and online communications, you can also provide it to area newspapers, shoppers, and other media. They may wish to run it as a regular feature or use as needed to fill unassigned space. Of course, you can also use the column or excerpts from it in your regular paid advertising efforts.

Suggestions for column topics are welcome, please send your ideas to Jami Erickson at

April 2014 - Elder Financial Abuse

Consumer Tips Archive

March 2014 - Long-Term Care Insurance

February 2014 - Keep Your Budget on Track

January 2014 - Mindful Giving

December 2013 - Holiday Shopping

November 2013 - Preventing Scams

October 2013 - Credit Reports

September 2013 - Family Game Night

August 2013 - Students Heading to College

July 2013 - Financial Advice from the Experts

June 2013 - Home Buying 101

May 2013 - Retirement and Social Security Benefits

April 2013 - Social Media

March 2013 - Vacation Planning

February 2013 - Help Kids Learn Financial Skills

January 2013 - Create a Financial Plan for the New Year

December 2012 - Selling a House

November 2012 - Found Money

October 2012 - Retirement Investments

September 2012 - Think Like an Entrepreneur

August 2012 - College Saving Plans

July 2012 - Personal Budgeting

June 2012 - Buying a Used Vehicle

May 2012 - I.D. Theft