Citizens First Bank Participates in Financial Literacy Month
Community bank volunteers teach JA classes to celebrate National Financial Literacy Month
April 16, 2014: Citizens First Bank has partnered with Junior Achievement to help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month. Teaching children about financial literacy and savings education is great start to help children become aware of the impact financial awareness has on their lives. Twenty seven third graders will explore city planning, money management, the difference between needs and wants, how to balance a checkbook, and more during the month of April.
“Being financially literate is one of the most important skills a young person can develop,” said Paula Mayer, Marketing Director. “Through this program we can motivate students and instill positive habits at a young age, creating a lifelong financially aware community.”
Citizens First Bank offers the following tips for money-savvy parents raising financially literate chlidren:
·Set the example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscientious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents' personal finance habits.
·Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones.
·Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value of saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so.
·Open a savings account for your children and take them with you to make deposits, so they can learn how to be hands-on in their money management.
·Let friends and family know about your child’s savings goal. They’ll be more likely to give cash for special occasions, which means more trips to the bank.
·Engage your community. Many schools, banks and community organizations share your commitment to creating a money-savvy generation. Engage a coalition of support to provide youth with the education they need to succeed.
Citizens First Bank’s website provides online financial education resources for both parents and children at www.bankatcfb.com. From American Banker’s Association’s signature programs, Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit, to FDIC’s Learning Bank Citizens First Bank hopes to help communities increase financial literacy.
Citizens First Bank Announces “Just Shred It!” FREE Community Shred Day
Clinton, April 7 2014: Citizens First Bank will provide free personal document shredding to the community on Saturday, April 19. The event will take place from 9:00am-11:00am at Citizens First Bank’s office at 1442 Lincoln Way, Clinton. Watch for signs and traffic direction.
Citizens First Marketing Director, Paula Mayer, says identity theft and fraud protection is as important as locking the doors to your house or vehicle. According to Mayer, “Identity theft and fraud are constant challenges, so we plan to maintain this as an ongoing service. We are helping consumers learn how to protect themselves, and at the same time, helping them get rid of any documents containing personal information. Participants will be able to watch their sensitive documents being shredded on the spot.” The community is welcome to bring their personal data for confidential destruction.
Anything that may contain personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, address, date of birth or passwords should be shredded to avoid personal issues such as identity theft or fraud. Types of items that should be shredded include: cancelled checks; check registers; bank statements or receipts; loan documents; mortgage documents; brokerage statements; school records; credit card, mortgage and finance solicitations; credit card statements, contracts, personal business papers, and credit applications. This service is intended for individuals, no businesses please.
Citizens First Bank has been offering this very important service to the community for the past ten years.
Citizens First Bank Announces Winners of Anniversary Open House Drawing
Clinton, April 2014: Citizens First Bank recently held a drawing in conjunction with their Anniversary Open House. The winner of the $500 gift card was William Goldsmith and the winner of the $250 gift card was Daniel Tegeler.
Citizens First Bank’s Anniversary Open House was held to celebrate 14 years in business as well as the completion of a major building expansion which nearly doubled the size of the existing facilities.
Citizens First Bank Makes Donation to Gateway After Prom
Clinton, April 2014: Citizens First Bank employees recently presented a check to the Gateway After Prom representatives.
Citizens First Bank donates to the Gateway After Prom event each time the Clinton High School River Kings makes a first down during the regular football season. The program is under the direction of KROS Radio and is entitled “Citizens First First Down.” This year Citizens First Bank provided a total of $630 to the group to help towards a great area after prom event.
Citizens First Bank Donates Furniture to Clinton Police Department and YWCA
Clinton, March 2014: Citizens First Bank recently donated furniture for offices, cubicle workstations, and numerous file cabinets to the Clinton Police Department and YWCA due the recent expansion at its 1442 Lincoln Way location.
See all that is happening in our community and list your own community event for free at the Clinton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website: http://www.clintoniowatourism.com/.
May 26 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.
July 4 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
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September 1 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
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October 13 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.
November 11 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans' Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.
November 27 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Thursday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.
December 25 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Thursday, December 25. Have an enjoyable Christmas Day. Please use our Online Banking, Mobile Banking, or ATMs for basic banking needs.
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