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Give a Financial Gift This Holiday Season

November 16, 2022

With the guidance of an expert at a trusted financial institution, you can find a gift for friends and family members of all ages that can improve their financial position, increase their financial knowledge, bring them one step closer to realizing a long- or short-term goal, or simply ensure they are better prepared for whatever the future holds. If you’re considering a financial gift this year, we’ve compiled a list of options to consider, each guaranteed to make this holiday season happier than ever.

 

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Money Market Savings Accounts: Pros and Cons

September 21, 2022

When looking for ways to maximize the money you’ve worked hard for, you should always make sure you’ve selected the best savings account for your short- and long-term goals. Though there are many options to choose from, one of the most popular is a money market account, which allows you to save safely while earning a competitive annual percentage yield (APY) and provides easy access your money for unexpected expenses.
 

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Budgeting For Summer Break

July 15, 2022

The final weeks of summer are upon us, and inflation is continuing to heat up everyday expenses, leaving many families looking for ways to stay within budget without missing out on the fun leading up to the school year. To help, the experts at BayFirst have compiled the following list of tips to ensure the rest of summer break doesn’t break the bank.
 

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Are You Thankful for Your Bank?

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving brings with it an opportunity to reflect on all of life’s blessings. And, since many will include financial stability on their list, it is also a great time to ask yourself if your bank can be doing more to help you reach your financial goals. 

 

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Being Financially Prepared for a Disaster

October 28, 2021

Disasters come in many forms – from hurricanes to heat waves, wildfires, flooding, car accidents and everything in between – but all have one thing in common: they can result in overwhelming financial costs.
 

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Spotting a Phishing Scam and Protecting Your Finances

October 25, 2021

Every day, thousands fall victim to fraudulent calls, texts and emails from scammers posing as their banks and requesting information that can provide access to their money and personal data. Though online banking has made banking more convenient, its growth in popularity has also made phishing scams more prevalent.

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Safe Money Habits - Zelle®

September 24, 2021

As sending money online becomes easier and more accessible than ever before, it is important to be cautious and send your hard-earned cash safely.
 

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What To Do Before Buying a Boat

September 20, 2021

Summer may be coming to a close, but for those in the market for a new boat, fall can be a great time to make the purchase and get out on the open water to enjoy it.  Before you head out to the boat show or contact a sales agent, there are some things you should do before buying a boat that can ensure you are in the driver’s seat long before you sail off into the sunset.
 

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A Crash Course in Financial Literacy for College Grads

July 21, 2021

Though college can prepare you for the real world in many ways, when it comes to financial planning, recent graduates often still have much to learn. For those who are ready to take the reins of their own financial future but feeling overwhelmed as they enter the workforce, BayFirst is here to help with a post-grad crash course.
 

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Plan To Save This Summer During Florida's Tax-Free Holidays

July 1, 2021

Most are familiar with many of the perks of living in Florida –from ideal weather to low cost of living, diversity, no state income tax, and more. And while it is also one of a handful of states to offer an annual state tax-free weekend, Florida has revamped and expanded its tax-free holidays in 2021 to not be outshone. This is the Sunshine State, after all.  Geared toward post-pandemic, economy-stimulating buying, Florida will offer a new tax-free holiday called Freedom Week this summer, during which you’ll save Florida’s 6% state sales tax plus local tax on eligible purchases.  

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