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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Employee Awards | Employees | Star of the Month

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

Mortgage Refinancing

by Austin Bank 13. November 2015 16:16
Financial Idea of the Month Should you refinance your home mortgage? Housing costs are one of the largest components of most household budgets. With interest rates changing so frequently, you should periodically determine whether refinancing at current interest rates would save you money. To de... [More]

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Mortgage Refinancing

November 2015 - Star of the Month - Teressa Karns

by Austin Bank 10. November 2015 16:07
A busy mother of two energetic boys, this month’s Star has plenty of experience keeping things under control. Joining the Bank in 2011 as a Teller Operations Supervisor before moving to work as a Loan Assistant in 2012, she has the knowledge and understanding to tackle problems head on. Please join us in congratulating Teressa Karns, Retail Office Manager in Nacogdoches, on her selection as our November Star of the Month. [More]

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Employee Awards | Employees | Star of the Month

Estate Planning

by Austin Bank 20. October 2015 16:02
When you hear the term "estate planning," you probably think of estate taxes and think that estate planning is only for older people or those with lots of assets. Estate planning is about estate taxes and quite a bit more. It also includes what would happen to you if you could not make financial and medical decisions and what would happen to your loved ones if you died. [More]

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Estate Planning

Star of the Month - October 2015 - Cory Wishert

by Austin Bank 15. October 2015 11:19
This month’s Star is someone many of you may have spoken with over the course of the last few years. As a Computer Support Specialist working on the Help Desk, he is often a reassuring voice and problem solver when team members encounter technology issues. For his commitment to serving his fellow employees and optimistic attitude, we are proud to congratulate Cory Wishert on his selection as the October Star of the Month. [More]

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Employee Awards | Employees | Star of the Month

8 Tips to Protect Your Identity

by Austin Bank 5. October 2015 12:32
Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2014, there were 12.7 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S., according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Austin Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. [More]

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Data Security | General | Online Banking | Personal Finance

Financial Idea of the Month - Direct Deposit

by Austin Bank 17. September 2015 15:54
Making a trip to your financial institution to deposit your payroll or government check is time consuming and potentially dangerous. Having your automatically deposited puts your money to work faster and safer. [More]

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Direct Deposit | Personal Finance

September 2015 - Star of the Month -- Casey Nix

by Austin Bank 10. September 2015 09:11
This month’s Star joined the Austin Bank team with the acquisition of City National Bank in 2008. She is a tremendous asset to the Bank and her team members in Kilgore possessing more than 14 years of banking experience with new accounts, loan file maintenance and audits on several banking systems including vault audits, key box audits and safe deposit box audits. It is our pleasure to announce Casey Nix, Customer Service Representative, as our September Star of the Month. [More]

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Employee Awards | Star of the Month

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