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How to Avoid Financial Scammers

How to Avoid Financial Scammers

By Charlestien Harris One of the hottest months of the year is July, and the heat can be unbearable! Similarly, one of the hottest topics in the news is how often unsuspecting consumers are getting scammed, and the financial consequences can also be unbearable. If...
Finding Financial Freedom in July

Finding Financial Freedom in July

By Charlestien Harris In the month of July, the nation celebrates its freedom. Also called Independence Day, the Fourth of July is a public holiday in the United States of America that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which...
Understanding Homeownership Terminology, Part 2

Understanding Homeownership Terminology, Part 2

By Charlestien Harris I hope that last week’s article helped you understand the home buying process terms a little better. It is my desire to educate my audience and to make a difference in their lives. Going into the process armed with knowledge can make the...
Understanding Homeownership Terminology, Part 1

Understanding Homeownership Terminology, Part 1

By Charlestien Harris Buying a home can be a very exciting experience, but like most industries, the housing industry has its own language or jargon used to describe certain transactions when purchasing a home. Usually, the consumer is so excited about the process...
Credit Utilization and Homeownership

Credit Utilization and Homeownership

By Charlestien Harris June is celebrated as National Homeownership Month! It can be an exciting time for a first-time home buyer or a more pleasant experience for a family looking to upgrade to a larger home. Several factors can affect your ability to purchase a home,...
Southern Bancorp Featured by CardRates.com

Southern Bancorp Featured by CardRates.com

Southern Bancorp’s unique mission and the vital role we play in helping underserved people and places was recently featured by CardRates.com in an article titled “Southern Bancorp Balances Profits with Purpose to Elevate Underserved Families and...