February, 2016

Staying Financially Fit During an Illness

February 23rd, 2016
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A serious illness such as cancer can have a profound effect on both your physical and financial wellbeing. Medical bills, prescription drug costs and co-pays can be even more difficult to manage when illness prevents you or a family member from working. In this month’s shared blog from pbs.org, you’ll find tips and resources for maintaining your financial balance while fighting the battle against cancer.     [ read more ]

Preparing for Financial Storms | The First National Bank Blog

February 16th, 2016
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One of the country’s worst snow storms coincided with a major financial storm as low oil prices and foreign market worries sent the Dow Jones Index downward in January, 2016. Whether you consider yourself an investor or not, the truth is most of us have money in the stock market in the form of IRAs, Mutual Funds or 401(k) plans. Staying on a secure financial footing during times of market stability is one of the best ways to weather potential storms. Here are three tips to help you survive and possibly thrive: Have a plan. Know your financial goals and [ read more ]

Winterizing Your Home Pays in the Long Run | The First National Bank Blog

February 9th, 2016
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The blizzard of January, 2016 dropped near record levels of snow on the east coast, including Bucks County. If you planned ahead, you probably weathered the storm without too much difficulty. Still, a lot people don’t know how to protect their homes against major weather events. Here are some winterizing tips to help you prepare for whatever the wind blows your way. Check your furnace. Having your furnace serviced may not be at the top of your to-do list during late summer or early autumn, but it’s a great time to make sure everything is in working order. Call your [ read more ]