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Personal Finances

Money Tips Millennials Can Bank On

As millennials face unprecedented financial burdens such as student debt, the American Bankers Association is highlighting seven money tips to help them plan for a financially sound future...

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How to Avoid Holiday Spending Headaches

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s important to develop a holiday spending plan to avoid financial headaches in the future. Seven tips to help consumers minimize their holiday spending debt..

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6 Financial Traps New College Graduates Should Avoid

More than 70 percent of college graduates began their career owing more than $37,000 in student loans in 2016. Considering this debt load and other living expenses that lead young adults to delay major life events like getting married or buying a home, it’s critical for new college graduates to focus on their financial future as they receive their diploma..

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Business Finances

5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has become one of the fastest growing malware threats to small businesses in recent years. According to the FBI, in 2015, more than $1.6 million was lost due to ransomware attacks...

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Fraud Prevention and Cybersecurity

8 Ways to Fight ID Fraud Online

Nearly three decades after the internet was introduced, the web continues to transform the lives of many users, revolutionizing the way consumers shop, pay bills, and transfer money online. As these advancements make common tasks hassle-free, consumers are urged to take extra precautions...

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Tips to Help Prevent Crime at ATMs

There are more than 400,000 ATMs in the United States and that number is growing. While they are remain a great convenience, ATMs have also become a target for fraudsters and robbers with skimming devices and cameras to steal your information...

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Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

With the tax season underway, all customers should take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims...

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How to Protect Your Loved One from Financial Abuse

Financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of abuse committed against older Americans. According to a Metlife study, an estimated $2.9 billion is lost annually to scams explicitly targeting seniors...

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What You Need to Know About the Grandparent Scam

According to the Federal Trade Commission, the agency received more than 400,000 complaints in 2016 from consumers reporting they were victims of impersonation scams. One of the most common is called the “Grandparent Scam,” which uses impersonation tactics to deliberately target and exploit older Americans....

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Tips for Protecting Your Mobile Devices

As consumer use of mobile devices continues to climb, cyber criminals are targeting those gadgets more frequently. According to a report by the Federal Reserve, 532 percent of smartphone users say they have used mobile banking in the past 12 months...

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Home Buying

5 Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home

Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time. The American Bankers Association suggests considering the following questions when choosing your own home....

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Press Releases

November 2016

First Hope Bank Sponsors Collections to Support Our Community

June 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

May 2016

First Hope Bank Annual Reorganization Meeting

May 2016

First Hope Supports American Cancer Society

January 2016

Armstrong Top 100 Bank Advisors

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