Choosing a community bank puts the bank closer to where you live and play. It is a small business with a personal feel that builds relationships with it clients. There is just something comforting about going to a place where the people know you, your kids go to school together, they know the local businesses and understand where you are coming from. But there is more to banking with a community bank, much more. Here are five compelling reasons to choose a community bank.
1. Community Banks Support the Local Economy. Small business is
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) and First Farmers State Bank want to provide the following suggestions for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse:
- Secure all of your valuables in a bank safety deposit box. These valuables can include your Social Security card, passports, credit card account numbers, will and other legal documents, financial statements and medical records. Contact your nearest First Farmers
Warmer weather ushers in bike rides, barbeques, home improvements... and home purchases! Before you start seriously house shopping, First Farmers urges you to consider the following tips so that purchasing your dream home doesn't become a nightmare:
- Know your monthly income and budget, including how much you spend on rent, utilities, entertainment, clothing, food and transportation.
- Discuss your finances with a First Farmers State Bank lender before you begin looking for a home. It is important to stay within your means when purchasing a house.
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First Farmers State Bank would like to congratulate all of the 2014 high school and college graduates!
Maybe you're a student wishing to further your education. Perhaps you've earned your degree and are ready to enter the work force. Or maybe you have younger children who look to attend college in the future. Whatever station in life you are at, know that First Farmers' employees are here to help with the banking and financial needs you may have.