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Paying for College: Top 6 Strategies

Getting into college is a very exciting time for high schoolers and their families. Paying for college, however, isn’t quite as thrilling. As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, most families must employ a multi-pronged approach to tackle this major life expense.1 To help you make informed financial decisions, Tennessee State Bank is sharing […]

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Saving for Retirement: 4 Helpful Tips

Saving for retirement is one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. In the past, many companies provided pensions for their employees, but this practice has all but evaporated. Social security benefits can be helpful in retirement, but they may not be enough to cover all of your expenses.1 In 2017, the […]

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4 Great Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Although it may only be three little digits, your credit score can have a big impact on your financial life.1 Ranging from 300 – 850, this score represents the likelihood that you will repay a loan on time. A score of 750 or higher indicates excellent credit, while a score below 600 is considered bad credit.2 Your […]

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7 Steps to Spring Clean Your Finances

The season for spring cleaning has arrived and while many may be focused on organizing closets or scrubbing floors, Tennessee State Bank encourages consumers to clean up their finances, as well.

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4 Tips for Preventing Tax-Related Identity Theft

The IRS’s tax filing season officially kicked off on January 29, 2018. Taxpayers have until April 17, 2018 to submit their returns. As you prepare your return in the coming months, it is important to be cognizant of the threat of identity theft. As explained by the IRS, “tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses […]

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Celebrate America Saves Week with Tennessee State Bank

This winter, Tennessee State Bank invites our customers and community members to participate in America Saves Week! Running from February 26 – March 3, 2018, this annual event is dedicated to promoting good savings behavior. Thousands of organizations across the country observe America Saves Week by providing free financial information and advice. Started in 2007, […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Using a Local Bank in East Tennessee

Whether you’re looking to open a checking account, obtain an auto loan, or apply for a home mortgage, choosing the right bank is essential. Financial experts agree that local banks offer a number of advantages when compared to big banks. Here at Tennessee State Bank, we have been dedicated to serving our local community for […]

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