Blog Entries - 2018


What Really Matters Most to You?

Posted on: December 19, 2018

Around this time of year, we usually spend a lot of time with family and friends.  We reflect on the past year and make plans for the year to come.  Cheer will be had and resolutions made.  The second most common resolution that I hear is

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1st National Bank - Annual Adopt-A-Child Program

Posted on: November 8, 2018

  1st National Bank is proud to participate in our annual Adopt-A-Child program, in conjunction with Warren County Children’s Services. The program is a Christmas Tradition at the bank, and supports our mission to create a positive impact in our

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

Posted on: September 14, 2018

When you think about your personal finances, chances are a lot of things pop into your head.  Saving for retirement, reducing debt, and rising college costs.  If you are exceptionally perceptive, you might think about inflation’s impact on

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Young Adult Banking 101

Posted on: August 20, 2018

By: Kenneth Hughes & Ariel Jones

What’s so great about banking? Why do I need to know about banking? Most young adults start working at the age of 15. Young adults will start making their own money and will need to get a bank account and a debit card. Do young adults know what they need to know about banking?

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When should you start your estate planning? How about right now?

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Written By: Joe Cesta  Estate planning is one of the most important things you can do to ease stress and financial burden on your loved ones.  Yet, it is all too often ignored.  It makes sense why so many of us put estate planning on the

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The Cost Of College - An Education In Inflation

Posted on: May 21, 2018

The implications of the rising costs of college are subject of great debate.  However, the impact that college education has on the entire financial outlook of not just an individual, but a family is rarely discussed. Everyone has a different situation and family dynamic.  If you have a potential future college student (or a current student or a recent graduate) seek professional guidance. 

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The Federal Funds Rate And You

Posted on: April 12, 2018

What is the “Fed Funds Rate”?  It is a rate set by the Open Market Committee of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and is believed by many economists to be the most powerful interest rate in the world.  The Fed Funds Rate is the rate that

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