POMEROY — Recognizing that money is tight and people are working hard to make a positive change to their finances, Farmers Bank has kicked off a program to help consumers better understand their finances and get them on track to a better financial future.
The bank understands the fancy “bank-speak” and pages of small print can get confusing. So they decided to do their part and help people in our communities better understand their finances and assist them with getting on track to a better financial future by launching a financial wellness program called “Banking on U.”
“Banking on U” consists of eight seminars with different topics on personal finances. On Thursday, Feb. 21, they kicked off the program with “Understanding Your Credit Score” at the Pomeroy Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eddie Lanham, Farmers Bank Credit Analyst and Senior Vice-President, led the discussion with the ins and outs of credit scores and tips, guidelines, and strategies on how to improve it.
“At Farmers Bank, we’re here to help everyone we can. That’s why we’re offering these seminars to the public at no cost. We’re just trying to make banking as simple, easy, and convenient as possible,” said Paul Reed, President and CEO of Farmers Bank.
Each seminar will have light refreshments, giveaways, and great prizes and is offered to the public at no cost. At the end of the year, all attendees who complete a survey will be entered into a drawing to win $1,000 cash.
The next seminar, “Home Improvement”, will be held at the Point Pleasant River Museum on March 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. RSVP at facebook.com/myfarmersbank, call your local branch, or just stop by. You can also go to Farmers Bank’s Facebook page and vote on which seminar you want them to offer next.