How Do I Keep My Online Bank Account Safe? | The First National Bank Blog

October 6th, 2015
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Online bank accounts offer tremendous advantages, from saving gas to saving time. Still without a few basic precautions, those advantages can come at a high cost. For the same reasons online bank accounts are ultra-accessible to consumers, they’re also accessible to individuals that can steal your money and your personal information. Here are four tips for protecting your online bank account: 1. Do your online banking from a secure device. Outfit your home computer with good anti-virus software and be sure to run updates and appropriate scans prior to logging into your online account. Never use a public wi-fi system [ read more ]

Are Millennials Better with Money?

June 17th, 2015
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In this month’s shared blog, we discover that members of Generation Y have a different approach to spending and saving their hard earned cash. Find out more from U.S. News & World Report: http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/10/22/6-smart-money-habits-of-millennials Do you think young people are more frugal than their parents? Let us know in the Comments section. [ read more ]

Free Shredding Event | The First National Bank Blog

April 22nd, 2015
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Going paperless with online banking is a great way to celebrate Earth Day, but what about paper documents you already have and don’t need anymore? The First is offering a shredding event on Saturday, April 25th at Bucks County Community College to help you get organized while protecting sensitive information from identity thieves. Possible candidates for shredding include: Bank statements you’ve had for more than one year, but won’t need for preparing income tax forms. Income tax records that are more than seven years old. Receipts for big ticket items like TVs or washing machines that you no longer own. Credit card statements [ read more ]

Where There’s a Will | The First National Bank Blog

October 7th, 2014
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Nobody likes to think about making a will, but not drawing one up can lead to probate, additional taxes and unnecessary stress for the people you care about. Where to start? While there’s no ideal age for making your will, there is a minimum age—18. And a will doesn’t have to be written by an attorney or by using will-writing software. It can be a simple, typewritten document detailing how you want your assets distributed among your heirs, favorite charities and/or companions. However, if you’re naming legal guardians for your minor children or if your estate is substantial, consulting an [ read more ]

Don’t Fall Short This Winter | The First National Bank Blog

September 23rd, 2014
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Autumn is just beginning, but it’s not too early to start thinking about the end of the year. There are a number of financial tasks you can take care of now before the winter holidays take over.  Weatherproof your home Why include weather-stripping windows on a financial to-do list? Because not winterizing your home allows money to literally fly out the window via higher heating costs. In addition, repairing damage from burst pipes can be mind bogglingly expensive. Fall is the right time to get your house in order by adding insulation, weather sealing windows or installing storm windows, and prepping [ read more ]

Winterize your home now | The First National Bank Blog

September 16th, 2014
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Don’t let winter heating bills put the chill on your finances. If you’re like most homeowners, the cost of heating will soon be one of the largest expenses you’ll face. This month’s shared blog from The First has some easy fixes you can do now to keep energy costs down later. Save money by winterizing your home By Michael Kling of Investopedia http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=22798201 How do you keep your house warm without breaking the bank? Let us know in the comments below. [ read more ]

8 Great College Jobs | The First National Bank Blog

August 26th, 2014
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Throughout the country, millions of kids are heading off to college. For nearly half of them, that means heading off to work. U.S. News and World Report has put together a list of eight college jobs that can help provide the skills and contacts necessary for finding work after graduation. Not only can students earn the cash they need for books and tuition, they can earn experience that looks good on any resume. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/09/11/8-college-jobs-to-build-skills-network?page=2   The First offers students free online banking with no minimum balance or monthly fees. Learn more here: http://www.fnbn.com/checking/students/   How did you earn extra cash during college? [ read more ]


February 6th, 2013
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Banking is about money, of course. But it’s also about relationships and ideas. And that’s why First National Bank & Trust of Newtown is entering the blogosphere with this “The First to Know” site — we’re seeking additional ways to connect with current and future customers and to share details about the exciting products and strategies we offer. Thrice monthly, we’ll be posting new items that will be accessible from our web site and our Facebook page, and that we trust will provide valuable insight and information to everyone who follows us online. We’ll be providing input for our commercial [ read more ]