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Category: Financial Literacy

Helping Your College Student Take Ownership of Their Budget
How to Help Your College Student Budget
Helping Your College Student Take Ownership of Their Budget

by David Blackburn, CFO Graduation is quickly approaching for high school seniors across the country, and in a few short months many of those graduates will be off to college! …

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Money Talks: Mo Money, No Problems
“MO’ Money No Problems” – The Notorious R.M.B

No song announced hip-hop’s entry into the mainstream louder than Biggie’s 1997 Billboard #1 single “Mo Money Mo Problems” (Ismail Muhammad, American Experience). While I appreciate the clever lyric, the…

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Money Talks Ben Franklin
Money Talks: Ben Franklin

Mr. Franklin is right (and maybe that’s why he’s on the $100 bill!) Retirement may seem like it’s an entire lifetime away, especially if you’re just beginning your career, but…

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The 50/30/20 Rule of Thumb for Budgeting

Budgeting is the key to feeling financially secure, but it’s not easy. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or in the dark about budgeting, no worries, you’re not alone. The 50/30/20 Rule…

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Money looks better in the Bank than on your feet. - Sophia Amoruso
Money Talks: Sophia Amoruso

“Money looks better in the Bank than on your feet.” – Sophia Amoruso While Carrie Bradshaw may not agree, Sophia Amoruso’s advice is sound. It can be easy to fall…

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The Difference Between Hard and Soft Credit Inquiries
The Difference Between Hard and Soft Credit Inquiries

March is Credit Education Month and we understand that credit can be an overwhelming (and touchy) subject. However, your credit affects lots of different aspects of your life like buying…

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7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

March is Credit Education Month and one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself financially is to build and maintain good credit. That may seem like a daunting…

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7 Tips for Tax Season
7 Tips for Tax Season

Tax season is here! Filing your taxes can be a confusing and stressful process, but unfortunately there’s no (legal) way around it. We can’t promise that filing your taxes will…

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How to make a savings plan
Make a Saving Plan You Can Manage

Diligently saving money is no easy task for most of us and without a solid plan our savings dreams may never become a reality. It’s been proven that people have…

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Private Banking
Important Information Regarding Your Financial Privacy

At First United Bank, we typically do not engage our customers regarding political issues.  However, one of our Founding Principles is INTEGRITY, which means we do the right thing. Period….

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