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How to Protect Your Loved One from Financial Abuse

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of abuse committed against older Americans. According to a Metlife study, an estimated $2.9 billion is lost annually to scams explicitly targeting seniors. The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging older Americans and their caregivers to join the fight against financial abuse and take active steps[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: United Way of Midland

Posted by Hazel Morrison

As a nonprofit organization located in nearly 1,800 communities throughout the world, the United Way’s focus has remained the same for more than 125 years: “creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life, education, financial stability and health.” For 70 of those years, the United Way of Midland[…]  Read more

 
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Patching Software: Why it’s Critical in Avoiding Cyber Attacks

Posted by Sheryl

Software updates are becoming even more important as software vendors patch vulnerabilities “threat actors” are using to infect computers and devices. Not patching is the equivalent of leaving the key to your front door in the keyhole. It’s like saying, “Please, bad guy! Come on in!” “Software vulnerability” is a fancy word for an inadvertent[…]  Read more

 
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7 Money Tips Millennials Can Bank On

Posted by Guest Contributor

As millennials face unprecedented financial burdens such as student debt, the American Bankers Association is highlighting seven money tips to help them plan for a financially sound future. “With student debt and high housing costs creating challenges for many millennials, now is a better time than ever for them to map out their finances and[…]  Read more

 
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Calculating Your Credit Score

Posted by Jeremy

In my last blog piece, I discussed the importance of your credit score, what it means and how it can help you. Now that you know what is considered a good score, let’s learn how your credit score is calculated. How is it calculated? There are five major categories that are considered when a FICO®[…]  Read more

 
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Top 8 Reasons to Work with a Local Mortgage Lender

Posted by Tami Randolph

You often you see advertisements, whether online or on TV, that advertise low interest rates with national lenders. In these ads, the national lenders appear to be the best route for homebuyers to take. However, what the ads don’t tell you about are the downsides of working with people you don’t know or people that[…]  Read more

 
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Get an A+ on Your Credit Score

Posted by Jeremy

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 are still plenty of myths and misconceptions out there.  Here are some helpful points to understand the credit score world: What the score means … Your credit score[…]  Read more

 
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Sun’s Out, Fun’s In!

Posted by Bowden

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[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Hill Country Community Theatre

Posted by Hazel Morrison

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[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo

Posted by Hazel Morrison

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[…]  Read more

 
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