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Mobile Banking While Traveling: Let’s Stay Safe!

While you’re enjoying your travels this summer, be sure to take First Bank’s mobile banking options with you. As mobile devices become more and more popular, hackers are finding savvy ways to steal information. We’d like to urge clients to be extra cautious when using mobile devices to do their banking while on vacation. It’s important to always take a common sense approach to mobile banking, especially when traveling. Use caution on your phone, just like you would a laptop or tablet. First Bank is offering the following tips to help you further protect your information: Avoid storing sensitive information like passwords and social security numbers on your mobile device. Password protect your mobile device and lock it when you’re not using it. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not type any sensitive information if others around you can see. Log out completely when you finalize a mobile banking session. Protect your phone from viruses and malware just like you do for your compute ...

Six 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 last year. Considering the additional living expenses they’ll soon face, new college graduates would be wise to focus on their financial future right now. First Bank has highlighted six smart financial decisions college graduates should consider to position themselves for financial success as they embark on their next phase of life. The habits new graduates develop right now will have a big effect on their financial future. Living expenses add up quickly once you’re out on your own, and many young adults who didn’t plan ahead are delaying major milestones, like getting married or buying a home, because of their financial situation. The good news is that you can have a bright financial future if you think strategically about money right out of the gate. First Bank recommends the following financial tips for new college graduates: Create a budget. Supporting yourself can be expensive, and you ...

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