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Pull the Curtain on Children's Financial Literacy

Pull the Curtain on Children's Financial Literacy

4/18/2017 Going to the movies with your children can be a life-long experience and an experience that doesn’t have to end when your kids have their own kids. You might have noticed April is Financial Literacy Month so you might guess where we are going with this.  Centennial Bank has a First Account¹...

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Digital Spring Cleaning

Digital Spring Cleaning

4/6/2017 From the Desk of Thomas F. Duffy, Chair, MS-ISAC: Spring cleaning is almost a right of passage. With it we celebrate the renewal of life that occurs in nature each spring and eagerly await the exciting fun of summer....

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How Much 20-Somethings Should Save

How Much 20-Somethings Should Save

2/23/2017 Your 20s may seem like an odd time to think of saving for retirement, but it's actually the perfect moment to start planning for your later years. That's because the earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow. Savers who begin setting aside 10% of their earnings at 25,...

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What's Your Best Savings Option? It Depends

What's Your Best Savings Option? It Depends

1/31/2017 There's no question that saving money is a wise plan, but where to put your savings isn't always so cut and dried. Does a regular savings account fit your needs best, or would a money market account be a smarter choice? And what about saving certificates? Which option is right for you depends...

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Make Depositing Checks a Snap

Make Depositing Checks a Snap

1/26/2017 As routine financial tasks move online, you may have fallen out of the habit of banking at a branch office. If so, receiving a paper check can be a hassle, requiring a special trip just to deposit it. Thankfully, mobile depositing is now widely offered by banks and credit unions, allowing you to...

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5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

1/23/2017 A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start. 1. Get on budget Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax...

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Get to know Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get to know Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/15/2017 Centennial Bank will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will re-open at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Most of us have been introduced to Dr. King throughout past history lessons.  Words cannot describe the...

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How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

12/16/2016 Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you're protecting yourself before you hit “submit.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less money than you thought — and a lot of work to set things...

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Cyber Tips for Holiday Shopping

Cyber Tips for Holiday Shopping

11/23/2016 The holidays are right around the corner and that means food, fun, parties, and lots of online shopping. Online shopping can be a great solution, allowing you to find the perfect gift and saving time, but it can also end with identity theft, malware, and other cyber unpleasantness. Rather than letting...

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Phone Scam Alert

Phone Scam Alert

11/17/2016 ATTENTION: SCAM ALERT   Customers, Employees and Friends, There is an automated scam call informing customers that your Debit Card has been locked and to continue using it, you should enter your debit account number. Some calls could potentially mention our bank by name while some...

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Do you know how to use your HSA?

Do you know how to use your HSA?

11/15/2016 Recently, we have posted about HSA’s (Health Savings Accounts) on Facebook®, Twitter®, and even implemented a sliding web tile on our my100bank.com homepage.  This is an account that has garnered quite a bit of attention lately, but the question remains.  Do you really know how...

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10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

10/24/2016 Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it's also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It's important to understand these 10 essential terms so you're ready to make smart decisions with your money. Adjustable-rate...

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Should I Refinance? v.1

Should I Refinance? v.1

9/19/2016 On Facebook last week we linked our refinance calculator*.  Our hope is you engaged with the refinance calculator a little bit and the numbers it spit out got your wheels turning for opportunity.  If you have not had a chance to number crunch yet do not worry the calculator is linked here.  So...

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Stay Safe this School Year!

Stay Safe this School Year!

8/19/2016 It feels like summer just began, and we hate to say it, but the school year has started or right around the corner for most. It’s time to purchase school books, pencils and pens, and a stash of Ramen Noodles for the semester. On the list may also be a new computer, laptop, or tablet computer....

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Student Checking 101

Student Checking 101

8/1/2016 Welcome to Student Checking 101.  This class meets blah, blah, blah.  During the first day and you hear the same opening lines. Well, we listened to the opening lines with regard to student checking accounts.  Margarette Burnette wrote an article recently for Bankrate.com titled “Student...

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