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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 Smart Money Moves for New College Graduates

More than 70 percent of college graduates began their career owing more than $37,000 in student loans in 2017. Considering the additional living expenses they’ll soon face, new college graduates would be wise to focus on their financial future right now...

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money? If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime...

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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

Tips to Save for a Down Payment

When buying a home, your upfront down payment plays a major role in your future housing expenses and can greatly influence your interest rate, monthly payment, and even the need for mortgage insurance....

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Questions to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home

Owning a home is a great investment. Before jumping into the market, it is important to consider the costs involved and budget accordingly to ensure you are able to meet all of your financial obligations...

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10 Tips to Green Your Home and Save Money

Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, chances are you care about protecting the environment – and saving money...

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Financial Literacy

Resume Writing Tips for Recent College Grads

As students around America graduate, hundreds of thousands of people will soon enter the full-time workforce for the first time...

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3 Healthy Financial Habits to Start Now

Developing healthy financial habits can do wonders for helping us achieve our goals, and the earlier you start, the better...

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Make a Plan to Save

October is Financial Planning Month − and there's nothing better than making a plan to save money...

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Celebrate No Spend November

As the holiday season approaches, November is typically a time for increased spending. Join us for the No Spend November Challenge, and commit yourself to keeping your spending in check and savings on point....

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Give Yourself the Gift of Less Financial Stress: A Budget Plan for a Healthy, Happy You

Can making a budget really make you feel better about life? You might be surprised! One of the most powerful things you can do to relieve uncertainty and stress is to take a step back and make a plan....

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2019 Is Your Year to Get Out of Debt! Here's How to Start

If credit card payments make up a big portion of your expenses, paying off debt might be one of the first ways you can save money....

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Give Yourself a Financial Wellness Boost!

Saving money is tough. In fact, as humans, we’re wired to take care of our needs now, and worry about later… well, later. Putting resources away for a rainy day actually goes against our natural urge to make decisions based on what’s in front of us right now....

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Press Releases

May 2019

First Hope Bank Annual Shareholders Meeting

June 2018

6 Smart Money Tips for New College Graduates

May 2018

First Hope Bank Supports Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop

April 2018

Seven Steps to Spring Clean Your Finances

March 2018

6 Worthwhile Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

February 2018

First Hope Bank Supports the American Heart Association

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