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Tips on Protecting Financial Information

Protecting your financial information is always a top priority for us. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently reminded us that tax-related scams are still pervasive.  I believe you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your information privacy. Here are some suggestions for thinking ahead of potential scams:
  • Never share any personal or financial information when contacted unexpectedly.
  • Question all unsolicited emails, before opening any contained links. Try hovering

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Tips To Improve Your Credit Score

Whether you have actively thought about it or not, you have built a credit history and a credit score that is reviewed constantly by lenders, credit card companies, financial institutions and even employers. Your credit score not only affects the rate you will be charged for credit, but also affects the financial products and services you will be able to obtain. A poor credit score can mean that you

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Financial Literacy Information

Taking control of your money is an important step toward having the freedom to reach your goals. At First Reliance Bank, we are here to help you manage your money and build a plan to reach your goals. As part of our commitment to helping you, we are proud to offer several Managing Your Money Educational Courses.

Money Talks Newsletter

The Money Talks newsletter series contains tips, practical advice, thought-provoking ideas

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Deposit Insurance

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States government that protects the funds depositors place in banks and savings associations. FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. Since the FDIC was established in 1933, no depositor has ever lost a single penny of FDIC-insured funds.
FDIC insurance covers all deposit accounts, including checking and savings accounts,

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