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Top Skills for Strong Financial Habits

Top Skills for Strong Financial Habits

Posted On: April 1, 2022 by First Option Bank in: News, Tips & Tricks

National Financial Literacy Month is finally here! At First Option Bank, we’re committed to offering you the resources you need to make healthy financial decisions — year-round. 

This month, we want to celebrate our customers who have achieved important financial milestones, whether that's opening a new credit card or buying your first home. Congrats!

If you're feeling less comfortable with your financial journey, that's okay too. Our free,...

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Good Credit

The ins and outs of building good credit

Posted On: March 1, 2022 by First Option Bank in: Tips & Tricks

For lots of people, the three digits making up your credit score are filled with mystery. How long do late payments stay on it? Is paying off a credit card account and closing it good or bad? And how high does it really need to be to afford the house you want?

Understanding how credit scores and reports work is an important step in your financial journey. Building positive credit and avoiding hits when possible can help you achieve your goals such as buying a home, leasing a car, or...

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