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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

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

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.

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

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