January, 2014

How do I prepare a Personal Financial Statement? | The First National Bank Blog

January 28th, 2014
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The start of a new year is an excellent time for a “fiscal checkup.” Begin by preparing a personal financial statement (PFS). The PFS is a relatively simple document that lists what you own (assets) and what you owe (liabilities). When you are finished, you will have computed your personal net worth. If you already have a PFS, it’s a good idea to update your numbers annually. Compare your results with the previous year’s PFS. This will help determine if you are headed in the right financial direction. Ideally, your net worth will increase over the years as the value [ read more ]

Keeping Your New Year’s Money Resolutions | The First National Bank Blog

January 14th, 2014
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Along with losing weight, saving more money is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. But where do you start when it comes to getting into better financial shape? We all know about cutting incidental expenses, but making monetary gains that last well beyond the New Year is a bit more challenging. To help you meet these challenges, check out credit expert Adam Levin’s advice for managing your money in 2014. http://blog.credit.com/2014/01/7-tips-to-get-your-new-years-money-resolution-started-off-right-72921/ [ read more ]