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5/28/2020

SBA Lending During COVID19

Understanding SBA Loans including the Paycheck Protection Program

6 Home Improvements With The Best ROI

06/15/2022

6 Home Improvements With The Best ROI

Your home is likely the biggest financial investment that you will ever make in your lifetime, so why not get the most out of it that you can? With property prices at an all-time high, looking for ways to boost the value even further can see you making even more return on your investment. Almost … Continued

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5 Strategies to Prevent Online Fraud

06/15/2022

5 Strategies to Prevent Online Fraud

Like sand through the hourglass, the world keeps on turning and scammers keep trying to trick consumers and businesses with online fraud. Whether the purpose is to steal your money, personal information, or gain access to your employer’s data, becoming a victim of online fraud can have serious consequences. It’s also a huge pain to … Continued

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Your Debit Card

05/06/2022

Top 10 Reasons to Use Your Debit Card

Get to know the benefits of our debit card A lot of us carry some cash and maybe a card or two without knowing what to use when. We spell out some benefits of using your American National debit card below. 1. It’s a secure form of payment The magnetic stripes on older cards store … Continued

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Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Cybersecurity

03/24/2022

Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Cybersecurity

According to the Department of Homeland Security, kids between the ages of 8 and 18 kids spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes each day online. But the sheer amount of time spent online is only one of the many issues revolving around digital exposure. Most parents are painfully aware of how nefarious … Continued

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Beware Phishing Scams in 2022: Know How to Spot the Signs

03/04/2022

Beware Phishing Scams in 2022: Know How to Spot the Signs

If you sometimes feel like you’re experiencing “information overload,” you’re not alone. Thanks to the Internet and 24-hour news cycle, there is always a “breaking news” article to read and share with others. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of our fractured attention to try and slip a phishing message past us undetected. Whether through email, text … Continued

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Creating a Home Buying Budget

03/04/2022

Creating a Home Buying Budget

Whether you’re shopping for your first home or your next one, it’s important to establish a budget before you start looking. By the end of 2021, the median home price in the U.S. was just over $400,000. In Virginia it’s $348,835 and in North Carolina, $282,312. Of course, you may be looking at a budget … Continued

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