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Coin & Coffee Blog - 03.28.2018 - 08.29-2018

Meet Hannah - Kid$ave Adventure Guide Illustrator

Hannah Lohrum illustrated "The Great Adventure" guide that each Kid$aver will receive at this year's Kid$ave events throughout April. Hannah grew up in Milan and is a former Friendship State Bank Kid$aver. 

Hannah recently graduated with an art degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri. She has enjoyed creating for as long as she can remember but her love for art began growing in junior high. She began diving into her projects, having fun and submitting her pieces to contests. She was encouraged when she began to win those contests. Read More
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3 Tips Before You Go House Hunting

Are you dreaming of a new home? Before you secure a real estate agent and start attending open houses, review these tips from Dee, mortgage lender to ensure a smooth journey through the home shopping and buying process.

Looking for a pre-approval letter? Schedule an appointment with a mortgage lender at one of our 8 locations today. 

Begin your mortgage application at any time online. Apply now. 

Related Post: What is PMI


What is PMI? 

Ready to take the plunge into home-ownership, but don't have a 10-20% down payment? PMI may be required as part of your mortgage.

Mortgage expert, Dee, shares Private Mortgage Insurance basics and PMI alternatives.

Dee and any of our loan officers would love discuss PMI in more detail and answer all your mortgage questions. Schedule an appointment at one of our 8 locations today. 


Behind the Big Screen

Voices and faces seem familiar? We write and design all our ads in house and enlist Friendship State Bank employees for voice recording, filming and photographing.

Our latest video can be viewed on the big screen at Greendale Cinema and features Dee, April, Katie, Patrick and Alec. We caught up with them behind the scenes to ask a few questions. 


6 Hot Ideas for Summer Fun on a Budget

Summer is officially here! Are you jealous of those packing their bags for the beach or camping out west? Never fear! There are loads of adventures in Southeastern Indiana that won’t drain your savings or rack up credit card debt.
We asked Friendship State Bank employees for their favorite local summer activities and they offered 6 fantastic and affordable suggestions.


Basics for Saving and Money Management

Friendship State Bank Teller, Bailey, shares what she wishes she knew about money before graduating high school.
Check out the lessons she has learned and basic tips for becoming a better saver.
Have questions about money management tools, saving or budgeting? Stop by any of 8 locations or contact us today. 


What does it mean to Rely on Friendship? 

You've probably heard it said "You can Rely on Friendship." Rely on Friendship is more than a catchy slogan. Rely on Friendship is the lens through which Friendship State Bank leadership and employees view their work, the people they serve, and their communities. 
CEO, Chris Meyer, shares his passion for "Rely on Friendship" and how this philosophy impacts our neighbors and communities. Watch the video now
Are you ready for a bank you can rely on? Download our Switch Kit to get started or stop by any of our 8 locations


Hitting the Books to Pay Off Student Debt

Now is the season to sharpen your pencil and hit the financial books if you are one of the 44 million Americans still paying on student loans, according to CNBC. Eliminating college debt fast is possible with the right tools, planning and support. Imagine more money in your pocket and the freedom to start saving for other goals - like an engagement ring, house down payment, vehicle upgrade or college savings account for your kids. Read More
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6 Savvy Ways to Save for College

The average annual cost to attend an Indiana college is $21,740. If your stomach just flipflopped, you’re not alone. Amy Fryman is a single mom and retail banking officer who currently has two sons in college. “Saving for two college educations was a struggle for me as I was still paying off my own student loans,” Amy said.
Despite the struggle, Amy found ways to save and involved her sons in the process. She offers these tips for parents. Get Savvy. Read More  
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