April 2015 - Star of the Month - Tara Hughes

by Austin Bank 13. April 2016 08:42
When you receive comments that echo each other it is safe to assume the person they are speaking of exhibits these qualities throughout each aspect of their life, not just in particular circumstances. Such is the case for this month’s Star. A “customer favorite” with a following from previous offices and “a true team player” are just a few of the repeated phrases mentioned when asked to describe Tara Hughes, Loan Assistant at Longview Loop. For these reasons, we are proud to announce Tara as the April Star of the Month. [More]

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Taxable vs. Tax Free Bonds

by Austin Bank 14. March 2016 08:28
Making financial decisions based only on the income tax implications is almost always a bad idea. The key is to have an understanding of the tax implications and factor them into your decision-making process. [More]

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Financial Planning | Investments

Star of the Month - March 2016 - Crystal Redd

by Austin Bank 10. March 2016 10:52
This month’s Star of the Month is a Floater Teller who really stepped up and played a vital role in the Jacksonville market this past summer. Already a customer favorite due to her desire to help, she has cemented her role as a co-worker favorite through her willingness to do whatever is necessary to insure operations run smoothly. Please join us in congratulating Crystal Redd, Floater Teller for Cherokee County Region, on her selection as Star of the Month for March 2016. [More]

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Accumulating a Down Payment

by Austin Bank 10. February 2016 16:49
The amount of your down payment will determine the size of mortgage you need when buying a home. Saving more for your down payment will reduce your monthly payments. Saving faster will help you get into a new home sooner. Consider these nine ways to save more and save faster. [More]

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Mortgage Refinancing

Star of the Month - February 2016 - Lindsey Hulsey

by Austin Bank 10. February 2016 16:27
Lindsey Hulsey has a banking career spanning 13 years and has served in many roles in her tenure with Austin Bank. With prior retail experience at banks in Washington, Virginia and Center, TX, Lindsey was hired in 2010 as a part time Teller in the Bank’s Timpson office. Following a brief break in service, Lindsey returned to the Austin Bank family in 2013 as a Loan Assistant in Garrison. She is called on regularly to serve as a back-up for the Tellers and Customer Service Representative in the office and is eager to share her knowledge and experience. [More]

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Star of the Month - January 2016 - Shannon Seay

by Austin Bank 13. January 2016 14:51
Do you have a coworker who is an “absolute joy” to work with? Or one whose “work ethic is beyond reproach” inspiring you to be better? Allow us the privilege of introducing you to one of whom these things, and much more, has been said by more than one person. This month’s Star has been nominated for her positive attitude, dedication to the Austin Bank team, and level of service to her community. We are happy to congratulate Shannon Seay, Banking Officer/Special Assets Collector, in Longview Greggton as our January 2016 Star of the Month. [More]

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Online Banking

by Austin Bank 6. January 2016 16:40
The Internet is changing the way many people communicate as well as handle many of their financial affairs. Using the Internet for many of your banking transactions can be easy and convenient. [More]

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Online Banking | Personal Finance

Laddering Maturities

by Austin Bank 16. December 2015 16:33
Shorter-term certificates offer more flexibility, usually with lower rates. You could get higher rates with longer-term maturities, but what happens if rates go up even more? Choosing a combination of maturities can combine the best of both. [More]

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Financial Planning | Investments | Laddering Maturities

December 2015 - Star of the Month - Dee Dee Lang

by Austin Bank 9. December 2015 09:52
Our December Star is one who wants little recognition or praise, yet is deserving of both. A seventeen year veteran, she began with First State Bank of Frankston as a Teller and Customer Service Representative in the Noonday office. Since that time, she has filled many positions within the Bank. Her vast knowledge of Bank processes makes her a trusted source of information for fellow employees. Congratulations, Dee Dee Lang, VP/Assistant Internal Auditor in Frankston, on your selection as the December Star of the Month. [More]

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7 Bad Spending Habits to Avoid This Holiday Season

by Austin Bank 8. December 2015 09:53
Amid the bustling holiday season, the American Bankers Association has identified seven habits that shoppers should avoid to minimize their holiday spending debt. [More]

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General | Personal Finance

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