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How To Pay Off Holiday Debt | The First National Bank Blog

December 29th, 2015
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According to the American Research Group, the average shopper planned to spend $882 on Christmas gifts in 2015. If you spent more than you planned or used credit cards to make your purchases, U.S. News & World Report has five tips for paying off your holiday debt. Find out more in this month’s shared blog from The First. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2014/12/31/5-easy-strategies-to-pay-off-holiday-debt What’s your strategy for paying down credit card debt? Let us know in the Comments section.   [ read more ]

How to Pick and Pay for the Best Values in Home Improvement

April 7th, 2015
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Owning a home is the cornerstone of financial security for many American families. That’s why you need to be strategic about selecting improvement projects that will help maintain and even raise the value of your property over time. Let’s look at some of the considerations. Structural improvements are a must Fresh paint won’t help if your house needs foundation work or a new roof. To protect your investment and the safety of your family, make sure to maintain the structural integrity of your house, as well as the electrical work and plumbing. For big projects, get quotes from multiple contractors, [ read more ]