July, 2015

Financial Independence for Millennials

July 28th, 2015
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For people in their twenties, retirement may seem as though it’s a long way off–and it is. However, developing smart saving and spending habits now can start you on the road to financial freedom and keep you on track. U.S. News and World Report has more in this month’s shared blog. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2014/08/28/5-ways-millennials-can-achieve-financial-independence [ read more ]

Declaring Financial Independence | The First National Bank Blog

July 14th, 2015
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Retire by 50. Travel the world at 60. For most of us, goals like these seem a little out of reach. Yet some people actually achieve them by planning for financial independence early in their careers. People are considered financially independent when they no longer have to work to afford the lifestyles they want. A person who works for the fun of it and not out of economic necessity is also considered financially independent. The question is: How do we become one of these people? Make saving a top priority. Many of us do this already by funding a 401(k) [ read more ]

The Need for Community Banks | The First National Bank Blog

July 1st, 2015
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Continuing a longstanding tradition of stability and service, the Board of Directors of The First National Bank once again reaffirmed their commitment to remaining an independent, community bank. At a meeting held on June 9, 2015, each Board Member signed the Bank’s Declaration of Independence – a document that ensures Bucks County will continue to have a locally owned and operated bank dedicated to the community it serves. Why are we committed to community banking? First, let’s look at what makes a bank a community bank. This type of bank is defined as a locally owned and operated depository institution [ read more ]