When did you start your banking career?
Kathy: I started as a teller when I was 20 years old. I came to Merchants Bank in 2008 as a File Clerk, and then moved to Loan Servicing and Credit Cards.
What is your top banking tip?
Kathy: I would say check your statements for fraud. We see credit card fraud daily. If you pay attention to your statements, either paper or online, you may be able to catch fraud in time. If you suspect fraud on your account, the window to act is within 60 days from the statement’s cut-off date.
Acting as soon as you suspect something is always best. Or better yet, download our SecurLOCK mobile app on your mobile device to monitor your Merchants Credit Card daily. Many other cards have similar apps; take advantage of them to protect yourself.
What’s one thing your mom or dad taught you about money?
Kathy: My mom always said, “Put money away for a rainy day!” That’s such a “mom” thing to say, isn’t it? But you what? It was great advice. A little saved goes a long way later.
If you had $1,875,000 what is one fun thing you’d do with the money?
Kathy: I would travel to Europe and give some to family and friends.
Besides money, what’s your favorite green thing?
Kathy: It’s a toss-up between trees and avocados. If I had to pick, I’d say trees.
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