Financial Literacy Resource Center


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.

Is the Money in My Account Safe?

2023-03-16T20:08:41+00:00March 16th, 2023|

Your financial institution is one of the safest places to store your hard-earned cash. The best part? All you have to do is open an account. Your Money is Protected There are two organizations, both backed by the United States government, that insure your money at participating institutions. The FDIC (Federal Deposit

SMART LIVING: Teaching Children About Money

2022-11-23T15:59:52+00:00November 23rd, 2022|

Whether you’re teaching finances to your kids, your grandkids, or those of a loved one, it’s absolutely essential to teach children how to manage the money they have and invest for the future. Spending An understanding of spending, including the ability to budget for and track it, is perhaps the most essential

Activate your Identity Theft Protection today!

2022-03-17T14:11:39+00:00March 15th, 2022|

Your new Mastercard offers a variety of free benefits, including Identity Theft Protection. With fraud and scams on the rise, protecting your personal information is more important than ever. Here is how Identity Theft Protection from Mastercard works: Protect It defends your personal information and secures your digital privacy via an online monitoring

Why do we need your driver’s license?

2022-02-17T16:59:41+00:00February 17th, 2022|

“Can I see your ID?” This is a common question at a bank, even if you visit that branch often or have your account information on hand. Why do we need to see your driver’s license, passport or other forms of government-issued ID? It proves that you are really you! By matching an

3 simple ways to practice cybersecurity

2022-02-15T21:29:01+00:00February 8th, 2022|

Stay updated. Installing updates when they are available helps protect you against bugs and other problems. Next time your phone, computer, app or program offers an update, select ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ or ‘remind me later.’ Use strong passwords. Weak passwords make you susceptible to hackers and identity theft. Keep your data safe by creating unique passwords

Security and your new Mastercard debit card

2022-02-07T21:44:52+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Are debit cards safer than cash? Can you use a debit card when shopping online? Using your debit card is more secure than you might think! Debit cards are safer to carry than cash. If you accidentally drop your cash or lose your wallet, your money is gone. There is no way to

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

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

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

2024-01-02T21:20:43+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

Cash App scams on the rise

2021-06-29T16:37:50+00:00June 28th, 2021|

Person-to-person payment apps are convenient, and usage continues to grow. However, there has also been an increase in fraud and scams. Here's what you need to know. You meet a friend for dinner and split an appetizer. You get a babysitter for the evening but don’t have cash on hand to pay them.

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