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Having a strong, basic understanding of your finances is empowering and can put you on the path to financial freedom. Southern Bancorp’s financial counselors and available resources are great first steps.
Having a strong, basic understanding of your finances is empowering and can put you on the path to financial freedom. Southern Bancorp’s financial counselors and available resources are great first steps.
If you prefer to learn on your own, we have a variety of free materials ready to download on our Opportunity Center page, as well as a weekly blog series that covers everything from reducing debt to estate planning to homeownership.

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Financial Wellness Tips

Financial Wellness Tips

Avoiding Student Loan Forgiveness Scammers

Avoiding Student Loan Forgiveness Scammers

By Charlestien Harris Student loan forgiveness is a hot topic these days, not just for consumers looking to take advantage of the opportunity but also for scammers who keep up with the news on student loan forgiveness. Scams are among the leading financial crimes, and...

Why is Financial Literacy Important?

Why is Financial Literacy Important?

By Charlestien Harris April is Financial Literacy Month! This has long been a nationally recognized holiday, representing our collective dedication as a country to the importance of being financially literate. I guess the question that I want to ask most is – with...

April is National Fair Housing Month

April is National Fair Housing Month

By Charlestien Harris Every month, there seems to be something to celebrate or recognize, and April is no different! April is also known as National Fair Housing Month. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines fair housing as the right to...

The Pros and Cons of Filing a Tax Extension

The Pros and Cons of Filing a Tax Extension

By Charlestien Harris We are nearing the tax deadline of April 15! Some of you have already filed and received your refund, while others have delayed filing, perhaps because you anticipate owing taxes to the IRS. You are not alone. According to a polling survey...

Celebrating National Credit Education Month

Celebrating National Credit Education Month

By Charlestien Harris Credit is always a subject of interest to most consumers. When I teach my financial education classes, it is the topic that garners the most questions and takes quite a bit of classroom time to cover. Credit affects everyone in some way, whether...

Rewriting Your Money Love Story

Rewriting Your Money Love Story

By Charlestien Harris Have you ever wondered about the origins of your money habits and how they contribute to the relationship you currently have with your finances? Often, we find ourselves questioning why we manage our money in a certain way or where these habits...