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Beware Unemployment Scams

Jun 11, 2020

Tens of millions of Americans have found themselves out of work as the economy reels from the impact of COVID-19. A record 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance in the four weeks leading up to April 11. Unfortunately, when there’s bad news, the scammers aren’t far behind. According to the Federal Trade Commission…

What Can I Do About Robocalls?

Jun 11, 2020

Are you sick of grabbing your ringing phone five times a day only to find yet another robocaller on the other end? If robocalls are getting to you, you’re not alone. Those super-annoying automatic calls have recently exploded, and it’s enough to make anyone go bonkers. More than 30 billion robocalls are made in the…

How to Turn Summertime Cleaning into Cash

Jun 11, 2020

It’s summer! The gentle breezes and longer daylight hours inspire a wave of deep cleaning and decluttering — and it’s time you joined in or ramped up your efforts. This summer, don’t just clean. Make money off your junk by selling your unwanted stuff via online selling sites and apps. Sell old clothing on ThredUp As…

Southwest Parkway & Downtown Lobbies Are Now Open

May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Safety Update: May 26, 2020 Our lobbies are now open for business at our Southwest Parkway and Downtown branches! Our Sheppard Access Road branch lobbies will continue to remain closed (entry by appointment only) as construction continues on our remodel. (Anticipated reopening this Summer!) When visiting a branch, we are strongly encouraging staff…

Why is There Still a Shortage on Some Goods?

May 13, 2020

As the calendar turns from April to May, America is sailing into its third month of living with the new reality of the coronavirus pandemic. And part of that reality means empty store shelves. Customers’ growing frustration has reached such extremes in some places that it has escalated into physical confrontations and actual larceny —…

Should I Finance a Large Purchase?

May 13, 2020

“Buy today with no money down and zero interest!” You’ve seen the ads when shopping for new furniture, household appliances or an entertainment system. The text differs slightly each time, but each ad offers the same thing: the option of spreading the cost of your purchase over several months or several years, with a zero-percent…

Where is my Stimulus Check?

May 13, 2020

Q: Everyone I talk to seems to have already gotten their stimulus money, but I’m still waiting for mine to arrive. Where is my stimulus check? A: More than half of eligible Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payment, but tens of millions more are still waiting. We’ll let you in on when you can expect…

Lobby Reopening Plans

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Safety Update: May 8, 2020 Beginning Monday, May 11, we will operate by Appointment Only in each lobby. If you need a service or need to visit with an employee, call ahead to 940-851-4000 to set up a time to come in. If COVID-19 confirmed cases continue to decline and the State of…

Your Complete Glossary of Financial Terms Related to COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020

Some of the financial terms flying around in the wake of the recently approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act may be confusing. We have broken down some of the key components and how they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Deferred interest  What it means: Deferred interest is when interest charges on a loan…