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Tips for Creating a Budget

Posted On: June 5, 2020 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Budgeting, Money Management

During any economic times, it is more important than ever for families to develop a budget and stick to it. Rainy-day funds, savings for college, or just making your rent payment can all be made easier with a budget. Farmers Bank supports its customer’s efforts to budget and save by offering expert guidance.

A financial goal can be very motivating, whether you are saving for a family vacation, a down payment for a house or a new pair of shoes, if you stick to a plan, you’re...

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Posted On: June 5, 2020 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Money Management

How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money?

If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime.

The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and play games that center around spending money wisely. Be open and honest when you discuss your financial experiences—good or bad

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5 Questions to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home

5 Questions to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home

Posted On: June 5, 2020 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Budgeting, Home Ownership, Money Management

Owning a home is a great investment, but before jumping into the market it is extremely important for consumers to consider the costs involved and budget accordingly to ensure they’re able to meet all of their financial obligations.

Farmers Bank encourages consumers to consider these questions before beginning their housing quest:

How much money do you have saved up?‚Äč
Start with an evaluation of your financial health. Figure out how much money you have for a...
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