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Best Practices for Using a Credit Card

2021-09-28T13:53:15+00:00September 28th, 2021|

By properly managing a credit card, you can earn rewards and build your credit score, all while making your regular purchases. Get the Right Card The first step to best using a credit card is to get the right one. That means doing your research. You should consider your spending habits and priorities

The Upside of Frugality

2021-09-09T22:00:27+00:00September 9th, 2021|

Frugal living discussions often talk about pinching pennies or “stretching a dollar.” A penny saved is a penny earned, or so the saying goes, but is that actually the case? What if that penny saved could end up being much more over time? Turns out, living frugally can save you way more than

Preventing Scams on Seniors

2021-09-03T17:24:14+00:00September 2nd, 2021|

Each year, millions of seniors fall victim to financial fraud or schemes. However, it is estimated that only one in 44 senior scam victims report their victimization. Fraudsters use many tactics to scam, but there are also many red flags to watch out for. RED FLAGS If it sounds too good to

Business Structure Quiz

2021-08-30T18:13:48+00:00August 30th, 2021|

Coach: Setting Up Your Business HOW IT WORKS When you are setting up a business, the structure you choose for your business will impact your tax bill, ability to attract investors, liability, and more. This hybrid Coach and quiz allow you to learn about and compare the four most popular business structures: sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC,

Fraud Alert – Spam Call Warning

2021-08-30T15:04:15+00:00August 30th, 2021|

We take your privacy seriously, and we’re constantly working to protect you from criminal activity. It has come to our attention that fraudsters are impersonating First Southern National Bank by phone, stating the customer needs to take action to prevent account lockout. The fraudsters are using a form of Caller ID spoofing to

Rent Affordability Calculator

2021-08-24T18:28:56+00:00August 24th, 2021|

Calculator: Rent Affordability HOW IT WORKS Rent will likely be a substantial part of your monthly budget. If you’re on the lookout for a new place, this calculator can help you determine what you can afford. Start by entering your gross monthly income. Next, enter averages for your expenses each month. This will let you know

Out of Work

2021-08-23T21:20:44+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

Coach: Out of Work HOW IT WORKS When you're out of work, it’s natural to feel unsure of what to do next. This Coach walks you through potential impacts to your budget, insurance, retirement funds, and more, and explores your options for dealing with lost benefits and finding a new job. You’ll finish with a custom

Three Jar Allowance For Kids

2021-08-24T15:32:06+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

The sooner you teach your children the basics about budgeting, the better, and the three jar money system is a great way to get started. Kids and Money To learn how to manage money in the three jar system, kids need some money to manage. How they get that money can vary.

Teach Financial Literacy at Home

2021-08-23T20:43:17+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

It's crucial for your family to know the basics of financial literacy, but how do you approach teaching them? Luckily, you're making financial decisions every day — so let your kids in on the conversation. WHAT IS FINANCIAL LITERACY? Financial literacy includes many different financial skills and concepts; to be financially literate

Earning Extra Income

2021-08-11T14:09:38+00:00August 11th, 2021|

Coach: Earning Extra Income HOW IT WORKS When it comes to earning extra income, you’ve got options—and those options have options! In this Coach session, walk through the ins and outs of extra income, including expenses and tax implications. To begin the Coach session, select Get Started. Next, follow along, answer questions, and provide information when asked.

Seven Ways to Avoid Child Tax Credit Scams

2021-08-11T13:26:11+00:00July 28th, 2021|

Consider these 7 tips to avoid being the subject of fraudulent activity related to the Child Tax Credit. As monthly child tax credit payments have begun, so have scammers' attempts to use the payments as a way to fraudulently steal money or personal information from families. BE WARY OF CONTACTS Be wary

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