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Newsletter: Nov 2012

  • Letter from the CEO: John Hirabayashi

    Letter from the CEO: John Hirabayashi

    After months of research and valuable feedback from across our community, we unveiled our new slogan last month. We are happy that “Love Where You Bank” so succinctly describes how people feel about banking at Community First. Based on what we’ve heard, our members love the new slogan as much as we do. We look forward to continuing to find new, innovative ways to make Community First the place where you love to bank.

  • Alert Credit Card Companies Before Traveling

    Alert Credit Card Companies Before Traveling

    Going on vacation? Imagine checking into a hotel only to find out your credit (or debit) card accounts have been frozen.

  • Charity Scams Can Appear After a Disaster

    Charity Scams Can Appear After a Disaster

    Thieves come in many forms, and they are especially sneaky posing as charities following a tragedy or severe weather event. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, consumers are apt to receive urgent appeals for charitable donations; know what to do and what to ask.

  • IRS Promotes New Retirement Savings Tax Credit

    IRS Promotes New Retirement Savings Tax Credit

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging qualified taxpayers to make plans now to take advantage of a tax credit designed to help low- and middle-income workers save for retirement. The nonrefundable tax credit provides a credit of up to $1,000 for single filers and $2,000 for contributions to IRAs, 401(k)s, and certain other retirement plans.

  • See Us about a Debt Swap

    Consumers have spent the Great Recession paying down debts. Evidence shows that savings have risen as debt has fallen, and that’s a good thing. Still, many people continue to struggle with high debt levels. If you’re in that situation, maybe it’s time to look at your debts in a new way.

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