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February Tips

Five Tips to Help Keep You Calm this Tax Season Does even the mention of “tax season” increase your stress levels? Do you work hard to get everything right, but end up with a bad headache and little to no refund? You’re not alone. It takes a lot of effort to keep up with the […]

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January Tips

Give Your Money a Great Start in 2020 Now that the holiday season is behind you, it’s time to look forward. The new year is a perfect opportunity to evaluate your current financial situation, set goals, and put a plan into action. Below are some tips to help you save money for retirement, an emergency […]

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November Tips

Watch Out for Equifax Phishing Scam If your Equifax data was breached back in 2017, you might have learned that you have an opportunity to receive a small settlement from the company. Internet bad guys are trying to take advantage of the situation by sending fake emails that look like they’re from Equifax, and link […]

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October Tips

Ways to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Generously giving gifts to those most important to you is heartwarming, and that good feeling sometimes makes us lose perspective on how much we can afford to spend. Fifteen percent of Americans are still paying the […]

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September Tips

Low-Tech ID Theft (Dumpster Diving) Yes, dumpster diving is still alive and well and used to gain institution and customer information. It sounds old school but is very effective. The reality is that all of the high-tech controls we put into place cannot stop someone from tossing information into the wastebasket instead of the shred […]

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August Tips

At First Nebraska Bank, we believe financial literacy starts with children. That’s why we’ve partnered with EVERFI, Inc., to introduce financial literacy programs to schools in rural Nebraska. This financial education program reaches learners where they are with the information they need. The high school years are when learners begin to make routine financial decisions […]

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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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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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