Who do you trust for financial advice – friends and family, a personal consultant, or a search online?
After a financially stressful year, it’s no surprise that more people have turned to the Internet to find better ways to make and manage money. A 2021 survey by Lexington Law found that approximately one in three Americans say Google is their primary source of advice for budgeting, investing and other big decisions.
That’s a mixed blessing. When misinformation can look as credible as good advice – and spending is as easy as a keyboard click, a phone call or a card swipe away – technology can offer as many pitfalls as advantages. According to a CNBC study, credit cards and online purchases are the chief budget-busters among American households.
As the face of consumerism changes, it’s up to us to learn new financial wellness skills, and to pass on good habits to our kids, too. But it can be hard to know where to find advice you can rely on.
At Axiom, we’ve always taken pride in building personal relationships with the customers we serve. Since our founding in 1963 as the first minority-owned banking institution in Florida, we’ve provided education and trustworthy advice for generations of Central Florida families.
We don’t believe in a “cookie-cutter” approach. After all, no two people are alike, and neither are their finances. When you choose Axiom, you’ll see the same familiar faces on every visit, and you’ll get to know your banking team as well as they know you.
In fact, community banks like Axiom are rated higher for helpfulness, friendliness and service than industry giants – for good reason. Our team lives and works in the same neighborhoods they serve, which means they genuinely care about helping families and businesses access the resources they need to thrive.
When it’s time to make decisions about money, there’s no substitute for one-on-one conversations with a trusted expert. With a range of forward-looking tools available, from on-the-go banking to secure accounts for kids and teens, there’s bound to be a perfect fit for your needs.
Your finances are too important to leave to chance. That’s why – whether you’re setting aside money for college tuition, launching a new business or planning for retirement – you can visit your local Axiom branch to connect with our team and create a roadmap for your future.