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July Tips

Budgeting: The Most Effective Way to Control Your Finances Budgeting is vital to managing your finances. If you correctly set up a budget and stick to it, you WILL have more money at the end of the month. There are no downsides to using a budget. So why is it that more than half the […]

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June Tips

In today’s world, credit is power. That may seem like an overstatement, but it’s more accurate than you might think. Potential lenders rely on your financial history to determine the odds of you repaying the loan. Most lenders rely on credit bureaus, which maintain as much information as possible about your history with money. Have […]

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May Tips

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market So, you’re ready to buy that perfect home in a peaceful neighborhood with excellent schools and a short commute to work. Guess what? So is everybody else. We’re currently in a “seller’s market,” which means that more people are trying to buy a home than there […]

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April Tips

Why You Should Consider Using Ad Blockers Many websites use advertisements to help supplement the cost of creating new content, hosting the site itself, and to generate revenue. Many site owners utilize various ad platforms to load ads onto their websites. However, bad actors have been known to abuse these platforms to direct users to […]

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March Tips

Gain Control of Your App Security Mobile Apps are great. They help us automate simple tasks, remember passwords, keep track of our finances and even watch a TV show — or twenty. Unfortunately, along with the ease of use comes the increased risk of data being shared. Mobile applications can request access to things like […]

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February Tips

Internet Safety in the Workplace If you work in customer service, say a nice young man approaches you about your services and needs assistance. After helping him, he thanks you for your time and help. He asks one last thing: “Could you go to a website for me and see what their business hours are […]

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January Tips

This article was developed as part of First Nebraska Bank’s partnership with EVERFI, Inc. By now, most people have made their resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. While the most popular resolutions tend to focus on physical health, the start of a new year is also a perfect time to prioritize your financial wellness. […]

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December Tips

Are Your Docs Protected in the Dark? If you’re in Barrow, Alaska, you won’t see the sun again until January 22nd. That’ll be after 82 consecutive days of not seeing the sun. For the rest of us, it’s hard to imagine that much darkness. It only feels that dark for many of us now that […]

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November Tips

Prevent Overspending on Gifts All of the shopping, celebrations and travel during the holidays can make managing finances difficult. According to the National Retail Federation, the average person spends over $800 during the holiday season. Want to keep overspending at bay? Follow these tips: Budget for Holiday Gifts Take a look at your overall budget […]

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October Tips

11 Common FAFSA Myths The 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1st This year, more than 13 million students will receive over $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds. Unfortunately, many students and families will fail to maximize on their potential benefit from the student-aid system. The high school class […]

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September Tips

Four Important Steps to Do Right Now to Protect Yourself from Hackers Although online information security is constantly improving, so are the tools and techniques of those that want to break that security and get your private information. Why does a hacker want your Facebook, Twitter or Gmail login information? What can they gain from […]

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August Tips

Financial Education: Start Teaching Kids Early and Continuously Twenty years ago, young kids might have had a savings account before they were old enough to start working. Once they landed a part-time job in high school, they probably got a checking account, and you really needed to know only two things to manage it: Don’t […]

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August Tips

Your Bank, Your Way If you’re like most people, you want better choices when it comes to banking. You want more convenience. In short, you want to do your banking on your terms. That’s where the industry is heading, and it’s what First Nebraska Bank’s “Your Bank, Your Way” campaign is all about. Because we […]

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July Tips

Have You Saved Enough Should the Unexpected Happen? While more Americans than ever say they do, most still say they don’t have the recommended six months of expenses saved, should they lose a job or experience an unexpected illness. Although it’s true that saving requires discipline, it’s not as difficult as you may think — […]

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