Recent Posts by First State Community Bank

Getting Yourself on the Path to Financial Freedom

If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you’re likely too focused on making rent, paying bills, and staying within your financial means to plan too far ahead. But if you want to enjoy the financial freedom that comes with paying off debt and building up savings, know that you can start today.

Financial independence doesn’t happen overnight, but you don’t have to wait to start creating a brighter financial situation. Even when money is tight, there are simple steps you can take to make progress toward these goals.

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How to Budget for Major One-Time Expenses

Whether it’s a wedding, a dream vacation, a down payment on a home, or significant repairs to your car or house, it can be tricky to build these major one-time expenses into your ongoing budget.

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How Much Money Do You Need in Your Emergency Fund?

Unexpected expenses are inevitable. No matter how strictly you adhere to a budget, forces beyond your control will eventually stick you with an expense you haven’t accounted for.

Whether you’re faced with paying for a new water heater, a new transmission for your car, an unexpected trip to the doctor, or even a speeding ticket, you don’t want circumstances like these to undermine the financial progress you’ve made.

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