Savvy Banking: How to keep good credit when you’re not earning money

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I’m married & a homemaker. My credit score is great. How do I keep it that way if I’m not earning income? By David Cherry I think the most important factor here when talking about keeping your credit great is to budget well and live within your means. You’ve worked hard to get your credit [...]

Savvy Banking: 5 {Funny} Holiday Movie Money Lessons

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By Kyle Kerwin As a commercial lender at First National Bank of NWA, sometimes I feel a little like fellow banker Uncle Billy from the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I find myself needing strings around my fingers to remember everything I need to get done in a day. Despite the hectic pace that the holiday season [...]

Savvy Banking: The smart way to save for Christmas

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By Jennifer Adase If the gift-buying season stresses you out financially, here’s an idea you can use now in order to make Christmas 2016 a lot easier on your budget. One of the best ways to get financially organized and budget for the holidays is to open what’s called a “Christmas Club Account.” They can [...]

Savvy Banking: Tips on saving money from a Northwest Arkansas banker

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How to save money in the real world is one of the most common financial questions local parents ask. That’s why we turned to the experts. Every month we share advice from the professionals at First National Bank of NWA for our monthly feature, Savvy Banking. Brent Leas, a vice president at FNBNWA answers our [...]

Savvy Banking: When should we open a bank account for our tween?

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Teaching kids how to handle money is one of the most important jobs parents have. But we don’t know all the answers. That’s why we’re happy to have advice from the professionals at First National Bank for our monthly feature, Savvy Banking! David Cherry, the Commercial Services Officer and Retail Team Leader for the FNBNWA [...]

Savvy Banking: The top 5 money mistakes parents make

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Money, money, money. It’s on our minds a LOT, right? How to budget it, thinking about whether we have enough to pay the bills that month, saving for a vacation. Wouldn’t it be helpful if someone could tell us how to avoid some of the biggest money mistakes? Well, we’re in luck! Holly Wheeler of [...]

Savvy Banking: How much house can we afford?

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Time for our next installment of Savvy Banking, where you’ll find great advice for your money questions. Click here to read the first two Q&As with First National Bank of NWA about saving for college and how to bank from your smartphone. Today’s question is: My husband and I are expecting a new baby and [...]

Savvy Banking: How much banking can I do from my smartphone?

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In this new nwaMotherlode segment, Savvy Banking, you’ll find the answers to your most pressing money questions. Local moms asked lots of questions in a recent $50 Visa shopping card giveaway (courtesy of FNBNWA) and financial experts will answer them here — in this new money category. In the first Q&A with First National Bank [...]

Savvy Banking: How should I start saving for my child’s college?

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In this new nwaMotherlode segment, Savvy Banking, you’ll find the answers to your most pressing money questions. Local moms asked lots of questions in last week’s $50 Visa shopping card giveaway (courtesy of FNBNWA) and financial experts will answer them here — in this new money category. Many of you wanted to know the answer [...]

Giveaway: $50 Visa shopping card for one lucky mama!

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It may be April 15th, but we’re starting a giveaway today that’s sure to turn that tax-day frown around: One of you awesome mamas will win a $50 Visa shopping card! We KNOW you want to score that. The giveaway is courtesy of First National Bank of NWA, which is the sponsor of a new [...]