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First Southern National Bank has partnered with Banzai to bring you clear, in-depth lessons to help you dive into the financial topics you care most about.

The Cost of a Wedding

2021-06-03T21:03:58+00:00April 16th, 2021|

Coach: The Cost of a Wedding HOW IT WORKS Successfully planning a wedding within your budget is challenging but rewarding. This Coach offers assistance in estimating wedding costs specific to you and your partner’s wedding plans. It’s designed to help you get a head start on deciding where, when, and how you’ll be hosting your event. To

Repairing Credit

2021-06-11T01:16:34+00:00April 16th, 2021|

Coach: Repairing Credit HOW IT WORKS Not sure where to begin repairing a less-than-ideal credit score? In this Coach session, get ideas for repairing your credit score in the short- and long-term and create an actionable list. To begin, select Get Started. Follow the prompts, answer the questions, and provide information when asked.

Financial Wellness Assessment

2021-04-15T21:45:50+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Coach: Financial Wellness Assessment HOW IT WORKS The Financial Wellness Assessment lets you take a step back, analyze your spending, budgeting, and saving habits so you can reflect on how you’re currently managing personal finances. This assessment addresses your individual financial decisions and goals before giving you recommendations on where you can improve and how to get

Your Tax Return Pre-Game

2021-03-24T13:05:18+00:00March 23rd, 2021|

Your Tax Return Pre-Game HOW IT WORKS Filing taxes can be intimidating—but not when you have a game plan. In this Coach session, learn the basics of filing your taxes, and how key factors like filing status, deductions, and credits influence what you owe (or get back!). To begin, select Get Started. Follow the prompts, answer the questions,

Saving With A Purpose

2020-10-28T19:38:48+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Coach: Saving With a Purpose HOW IT WORKS Saving with a purpose is the secret to making your goals a reality. This Coach session will help you set concrete savings goals and show you how much you need to save every month to reach them. To begin the Coach session, select Get Started. Next, follow along,

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Coach: Trim Your Budget

2020-08-24T18:33:41+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Coach: Trim Your Budget HOW IT WORKS Reducing your monthly expenses is a surefire way to keep more money in your pocket, but getting started is easier said than done. This Coach walks you through your current spending one category at a time and gives you ideas for cutting costs. As you create new spending goals,

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Coach: What Mortgage Can I Afford?

2020-08-07T19:23:09+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Coach: What Mortgage Can I Afford? HOW IT WORKS Carefully selecting a mortgage that you know you can afford will help ensure that you can successfully pay for your new home. This Coach session will guide you through setting a goal monthly mortgage payment and finding how much house you can afford. It will also explain

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Coach: Understanding Health Insurance

2020-08-24T18:33:02+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Coach: Understanding Health Insurance HOW IT WORKS Health insurance is crucial to your financial and physical well-being, but understanding it can be a challenge! This Coach uses a common health care scenario to walk you through the ins and outs of health insurance plans. You’ll enter your plan details (if you have one; if not, we’ll

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Coach: The Cost of Baby’s First Year

2020-08-06T14:16:28+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Adding a baby to the family is exciting and expensive. Discover how much you’ll need to add to your monthly budget when a baby comes along, and see your one-time expenses based on your preferences. How It Works To start this Coach session, select “Start Here.” A feed will appear; follow along and

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Coach: Am I Ready to Retire?

2020-06-30T19:22:55+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Coach: Am I Ready to Retire? HOW IT WORKS Every individual has a different goal for retirement. This Coach guides you through setting a personal retirement goal and predicts your total retirement savings. It then helps you evaluate whether you're on track to meet your goal. To begin the Coach, select "Get Started." Disclaimer

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Coach: Filling Out the FAFSA

2020-06-30T19:23:43+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Coach: Filling Out the FAFSA HOW IT WORKS Every year, billions of dollars are left in unclaimed federal aid funds. This means that thousands of eligible students aren't filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. It may seem intimidating, but the FAFSA is the best way to reduce the ever-rising costs

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Coach: Your First SBA Loan

2020-06-30T19:29:21+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Coach: Your First SBA Loan HOW IT WORKS Growing a business means you have to raise capital and SBA loans are one way to do that. Get ready to apply for your first SBA loan with this Coach session. Select Get Started to begin and follow along with the Coach. This session will help you evaluate how

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