First National Bank employees teach credit and financial education

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017

First National Bank’s Lorenda S. Smith, VP of Retail and Marketing and VP Lender Bert Hines, recently visited Decatur County School’s Performance Learning Center to share with teens how to use credit effectively and basic budgeting 101.

“A strong understanding of financial fundamentals is essential to a successful future for these young men and women,” said Smith. “As a lender, I jumped at the opportunity to deliver this critical lesson about the importance of credit to these young people,” said Hines.

Approximately 23 seniors heard from these two bankers about the importance of setting a budget to manage their money and how credit works.

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First National Bank is a local, independent community bank with approximately $160 million in assets headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia. It offers comprehensive financial services to consumer, business, and government customers. The current banking facilities include the main office located in Decatur County and the office located in Grady County.  The Bank routinely posts news and other important information on its website.