How to avoid scammers this tax season
Tax season is just around the corner, and cybercriminals will be looking to take advantage of your information through phone and email social engineering scams. Knowing how to identify a scam and how to protect yourself will help you avoid financial issues down the road.
How to protect against elder financial fraud
As technology becomes more prevalent, an increasing variety of attacks are appearing. Whether it’s a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild asking for money or an email scam from someone in another country offering investment opportunities, fraudulent financial scams are causing elderly Americans to lose money every year.
Meeting a community need: School of Economics
In 2019, School of Economics will expand its programming to a second location on UMB’s downtown Kansas City campus. School of Economics, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, brings real-world lessons to 12,000 Kansas City-area students each year by providing interactive, educational experiences through curriculum-based field trips.
2018’s most read blog posts
From career conversations, to financial wellness, to expanding financial education programs for kids, in 2018 the UMB blog featured content that inspired, educated and informed. These are the top 15 most read blog posts of 2018.
The yin and yang of investing
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. When you look at portfolio management, passive (indexing) and active strategies are the yin and yang of investing.
Will the Federal Reserve hike interest rates and send the economy into a recession?
The Federal Reserve (Fed) gets a bad rap. Many times, it is blamed for ending an economic cycle by hiking rates. The adage on Wall Street is, “Bull markets don’t die of old age, they are killed by the Fed.” As financial markets sell off and economic growth forecasts show signs of slowing, it’s logical to question what the Fed’s next interest rate move will be.
UMB celebrates grand opening at iconic 777 Main St. in Fort Worth
Michael Garner, president of UMB Bank in Fort Worth, talks about the grand opening of our new office space at the iconic 777 Main St. building in Fort Worth.