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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

Know your health insurance options

2021-04-06T16:12:10+00:00April 6th, 2021|

Health insurance can help you pay for planned and unexpected medical expenses that you and your family encounter. It's important to know the different options available to you. Most health insurance plans cover the cost of doctor and hospital visits, and some also cover dentist visits, physical therapy and alternative care.   Health

Common Password Errors

2021-03-19T13:04:47+00:00March 17th, 2021|

"Your password has expired. Please change it as soon as possible!" This is a necessary alert, but it can seem daunting to set up effective and unique passwords for various online accounts. On top of setting these hard passwords, remembering them can sometimes be even harder – but that’s the point! As cyber

Don’t Let Your SBA PPP Loan Make You a Target For Scammers!

2021-01-08T20:11:51+00:00January 8th, 2021|

While the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was geared to help businesses, fraudsters love to target small business owners during these difficult economic times. FRAUD PREVENTION TIPS Logos May Not Mean Legit The presence of a Small Business Administration (SBA) logo on an email or webpage does not guarantee the information is accurate or endorsed

Coronavirus News Cycle Provides Opportunity for Scammers

2021-01-29T21:52:46+00:00January 6th, 2021|

The Coronavirus is all over the headlines of every news outlet around the world. By now, you’ve likely heard about it. Scammers have too, and they are taking advantage of the fear surrounding the outbreaks. Your personal information and financial security are of utmost importance to First Southern National Bank. This is why we do our best to

Seven Scams to be Aware of During the Holiday Season

2020-12-11T15:59:41+00:00December 11th, 2020|

The holidays are a time of giving. Here are some tips to make sure scammers aren't taking advantage of your generosity this Christmas season! Online Shopping Scams Scammers often offer too-good-to-be-true deals through advertisements or phishing e-mails. These schemes often offer brand-name merchandise at extremely low prices. Consumers should avoid untrustworthy sites

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Cyber Security

2020-06-30T18:54:39+00:00April 1st, 2020|

CYBER SECURITY Whenever you’re online, you're sharing information, whether you mean to or not. It's up to you to protect your data, your privacy, and your identity. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without electronic devices. How would you keep in touch with your friends, listen to music, watch movies, buy tickets,

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Mortgage Affordability Calculator

2020-06-30T19:22:38+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Mortgage Affordabilty Calculator HOW IT WORKS It's important to know if the monthly payments on a mortgage will fit within your budget. Simply said, this calculator helps you do that. Start by entering how much you think your monthly mortgage payment will be. Next, enter your monthly income after taxes. Finally, enter your expenses; add and delete categories

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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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Coach: Build an Emergency Fund

2020-06-30T19:29:23+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Coach: Build an Emergency Fund HOW IT WORKS An emergency fund is an amount of money you set aside to cover unexpected expenses or to cover basic expenses if there are significant changes to your income. How much you need in your emergency fund is unique to you and your personal circumstances. To find out using this Coach

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