Cookies with Santa

Come enjoy cookies with Santa Thursday, December 8th 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. FirstOak Bank 113 North Penn. Avenue

4 SCARY Financial Statistics (and how to avoid becoming one of them)

Here are 4 Frightful stats to avoid with your finances this trick or treat season! 1. One third of Americans only make the minimum payment on their credit cards each month. Making the minimum credit card payment means that you pay more interest! Carrying a high balance can also hurt your credit score because of the high utilization rate. Only …

Pay and be paid faster than ever with these apps

It seems like we always owe someone money whether it’s for pizza Friday night or to chip in on mom’s birthday present. As technology continues to improve, there are several quick and easy ways to transfer money. But which of these options are the best? Here we weigh the pros and cons of 4 money transfer systems. Your FirstOak Bank …

What you need to know about the Equifax Breach

you might be affected An estimated 143 million US consumers could be affected by a cybersecurity attack carried out against Equifax, one of the largest credit-reporting companies. There has been no evidence of unauthorized activity in the Equifax credit reporting database at this time. The information that may have been compromised includes names, Social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and …

Back to School: Teach your kids money management and savings!

Summer is officially over and kids are headed back to school! One lesson that is best taught by parents, is money management and savings. It’s the perfect time to start educating your kids to manage finances by opening a savings account! When your child opens a savings account, he or she will also learn to perform basic banking tasks such …

Here’s how to protect yourself from Identity and Credit Card Theft

Identity theft and credit card fraud affect a vast number of Americans each year. It is estimated by Bankrate.com that up to 41 million Americans have already had their identity stolen, and an additional 49 million people know someone that has been a victim. This boils down to 2 out of every 5 US citizens being directly affected by this …