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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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July Tips

Thinking About a Personal Loan? We’re Here to Help Most banks designate loans for specific purchases. You buy a home with a mortgage, you buy a car with an auto loan and you pay for college with a student loan. But there are times when you may need money for other things. For those situations, […]

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June Tips

Take Control of Your Money With a Financial Cleanse “Cleansing” has become very popular in recent years. We’re benefiting from cleansing our diets, our closets, our desks and even our computer files. But what about our finances? Research shows that financial stress can negatively affect our health, career and relationships. Could a financial cleanse have […]

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May Tips

Should You Move Your Wallet to Your Phone? Apple Pay was released in 2014 and promised to revolutionize global commerce as we know it. It did not. At least, not right away. The technology behind Apple Pay wasn’t new, but Apple introduced its branded version of mobile payments to millions of people who had never […]

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April Tips

Introducing Our Financial Education Center: A Free Tool for Your Financial Success For many, college is one of life’s greatest financial burdens, and it starts accumulating at just 17 or 18 years old. That’s a young age to become responsible for a sizable debt like school loans, and it’s most students have little understanding of […]

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March Tips

Millennials Vs. Boomers: Who’s More Concerned About Financial Security? A survey conducted by Voya Financial revealed that millennials came out ahead of other generations when it comes to prioritizing financial security. Fifty-six percent of millennials said they’d choose to become more financially secure, even if it meant giving up smartphones, cars and vacations. Only 50 […]

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February Tips

Are Your Company’s Employees Putting Your Data at Risk? Let’s play a game. First, ask yourself how many employees at your company can access their work email from a personal device, like a cellphone. Next, look in any old email inbox and see how long it takes you to find sensitive company information or customer […]

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December Tips

Doing Your Holiday Shopping Online? Be Sure to Protect Your Information The fear of identity theft crosses the minds of many online shoppers, especially during the holiday shopping season. While in-store holiday deals remain fixed to their usual holiday pricing methods, many companies now offer larger discounts and lower price points to online shoppers. As […]

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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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