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Get an A+ on your Credit Score

Posted by Jeremy Bishop

Over my years as a banker, I have come to understand how credit scores affect several aspects of our everyday life. But for something that matters so much, there’s still plenty of myths and misconceptions out there.  Here’s some helpful points to understand the credit score world: What the score means … Your credit score[…]

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Sun’s Out, Fun’s In!

Posted by Bowden Jones

School’s out for summer and it’s that time of year that students all over have been waiting for. In fact, there are some parents that have been anxiously waiting as well. Now that summer is here, the question is what to do? Camp, childcare, vacation? Summer is a great opportunity for families to spend quality[…]

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Hometown Highlight – Hill Country Community Theatre

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

Celebrating the arts since 1985, the Hill Country Community Theatre has served the public as a showcase of the extraordinary local talent found in the Texas Hill Country. Performances are acclaimed for the professionalism of the sets, the costumes and, of course, the acting. And with a wide variety of performances each season ranging from[…]

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Hometown Highlight: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

For parents, there is nothing worse than the pain of watching their child being admitted to a hospital. Whether it is for a short procedure or for months of treatment, when a child becomes seriously ill and is submitted to the hospital, the whole family hurts. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo recognizes this[…]

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Trying to Get Out of Debt? The Solution May be Right Under Your Nose!

Posted by Barrett Power

When people think of ways to get out of debt, they usually start with a plan to pay off large sums of their credit accounts. The problem with this is the fact that most people get into debt because they don’t have the money to pay for the things they buy or for unexpected expenses[…]

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Preventing Business Email Compromise Attacks

Posted by Sheryl Ryan

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam that continues to grow and evolve. These attacks target people, within a business, who regularly perform wire transfer transactions. The FBI reported a significant increase in losses, in excess of $1.6 billion dollars targeting businesses of all sizes from October 2013 to December 2016 – one fifth[…]

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Hometown Highlight: Central Texas Land Titles, Inc.

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

When buying a home or land, title insurance is crucial to the owner/purchaser for protection. That’s why the Central Texas Land Titles, Inc. is ready to help those in their community when they’re ready to make the move or purchase. Located in Horseshoe Bay and Kingsland, Texas; Central Texas Land Titles, Inc. proudly serves the[…]

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Finances: Tips for the First-time Homebuyers

Posted by Tami Randolph

Fear not first-time financers! We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know to sound and think like a pro when purchasing your first home. First Things First – Start Working with a Lender Before purchasing or remodeling, it’s critical to establish a budget. Working with a lender from the beginning will help to[…]

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8 Ways to Stop an Identity Thief

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

More than 15.4 million Americans were victims of identity fraud last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. The American Bankers Association is offering eight tips to help consumers protect their information and avoid becoming a victim. “Identity fraud continues to be a major problem for consumers,” said Doug Johnson, ABA’s senior vice president of[…]

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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

As spring cleaning season begins, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to put a priority on organizing their finances. ABA has highlighted six tips for getting your financial house in order. “With the tax season ending, spring is a great time to take a close look at your budget and bank account,” said Corey[…]

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