Financial Education

IDK What This Means…

June 02, 2017 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Buying a house can be stressful – being a first time home buyer can be even more overwhelming. Apart from finding your perfect property, there’s the financing. This is where things can become really scary.  At CNB, our mortgage lenders act as your buying partners. They are» Read more

6 Financial Traps New College Graduates Should Avoid

March 06, 2017 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  More than 70 percent of college graduates began their career owing more than $37,000 in student loans in 2016. Considering this debt load and other living expenses that lead young adults to delay major life events like getting married or buying a home, it’s critical for new college graduates to» Read more

Celebrating America Saves Week

March 06, 2017 | Return to the CNB Homepage

February 27 – March 4 marked the annual America Saves Week. The goal of this movement is to reach people all over the nation so they might learn about the importance of saving. America Saves Week seeks to encourage more Americans to build wealth, not debt. Here are the seven takeaways from 2017» Read more

There’s an App for That (but it might be fake)

January 03, 2017 | Return to the CNB Homepage

As more and more consumers are shopping with mobile apps, fraudsters are following the money. There are fake phone apps popping up that impersonate well-known retailers in order to steal your personal information. Their names are similar to well-known brands, and their descriptions promise enticing deals or features. But these» Read more

7 Ways to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover

November 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, the American Bankers Association has identified seven habits that shoppers should embrace to minimize their holiday spending debt. “It’s incredibly easy to go overboard buying gifts for loved ones during the holidays, but spending within your means» Read more

Do You Need a Will?

October 31, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Christopher A. Phillips, J.D. – Vice President, Senior Trust Officer I am asked at least once a week, “do I need a will?” My response is always the same – “Are you going to die?” To my surprise, so many people answer, “NO.» Read more

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