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Tips for retirement planning for young and old alike

By Matt Riley May 20, 2019
  • If the thought of planning for retirement overwhelms you, you are not alone. There are many..

First National Bank Partners with C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum’s Buy a Board Campaign

By Kelsey Stupfell May 16, 2019

First National Bank and Trust Company is excited to announce a matching gift program with DeWitt..

Adams entertains, inspires at FNBT Promise

By Mike Brownlee May 3, 2019

Illusionist Matt Adams kept the crowd entertained during the 2019 First National Bank and Trust..

Olympia High School student wins Money Smart Week essay contest

By Mike Brownlee May 2, 2019

CLINTON - Olympia High School junior Cavit Schempp loves math, business and science. Oh, and..

The 4 L’s of Estate Planning

By Matt Riley May 1, 2019

When asked the question “Am I prepared enough?” by a client, I generally ask the question, “Have..

Mortgages For Newbs

By Kendra Martin April 30, 2019

No matter your age, any individual who does not work in the banking industry is going to be a..

Clinton fifth graders hear from variety of professionals at career fair

By First National Bank & Trust April 22, 2019

First National Bank and Trust Company and its financial literacy arm TS Institute recently..

Retirement Planning for the Late Saver

By Matt Riley April 18, 2019

There are two great times to start saving for retirement, 20 years ago and right now. Obviously..

FNBT Promise brings illusionist Matt Adams to entertain, inspire local students

By Mike Brownlee April 12, 2019

CLINTON, Ill. – Illusionist Matt Adams will entertain and educate students as part of the second..

The $186,000 Lunch

By Matt Riley April 5, 2019

We’ve all been there.

You get out of the routine of putting together a lunch the night before...

Hot air balloon enthusiast will help you take out a mortgage

By Mike Brownlee April 3, 2019

Kendra Martin is a hot-air balloon enthusiast who’ll help you with a mortgage.

First National Bank and Trust Partners with Habitat for Humanity of DeWitt County

By Kelsey Stupfell March 29, 2019

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) recently donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of DeWitt..

Eight Components of a Successful Prosperity Plan and Why it's Important

By Matt Riley March 29, 2019

Today’s financial world can be filled with questions. Within each family, unique circumstances..

Weldon Springs Foundation Memorial Honors Local Clinton Couple

By Kelsey Stupfell March 27, 2019

Weldon Springs Recreation Area is a 550-acre all season park known for its great amenities and..

The reason people open HSA accounts around tax season

By Mike Brownlee March 21, 2019

Before you sit down with your tax consultant, consider opening a health savings account (HSA).

How opening an IRA now can reduce your taxable income from last year

By Mike Brownlee March 19, 2019

As Tax Day nears, there’s an account you can open ahead of time to reduce your taxable income..

Estate Planning for Your Pet

By Matt Riley March 11, 2019

Some of us may be familiar with Leona Helmsley’s decision to create a $2 million trust for her..

Ten common problems that most investors face

By Matt Riley February 25, 2019

While interviewing our clients and reviewing their current portfolios, we’ve discovered there..

How to Utilize the FNBT Trust Department

By Matt Riley February 12, 2019

Should you consider contacting the First National Bank Trust Department? The answer is yes if..

Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

By First National Bank & Trust September 12, 2018

To help you answer this question, we have found an online calculator that takes the most..

Back to School Shopping Survival Guide

By Connie Unruh August 14, 2018

Hey friends! It's back to school time and that means a lot of back to school shopping. Sometimes..

Ignite Prosperity - Our Tagline Explained

By Kelsey Stupfell July 17, 2018

Behind every tagline is a story. First National Bank and Trust’s tagline Ignite Prosperity® is..

Does your business suffer from any of these cash management hang-ups?

By Lindsey Mahan July 10, 2018

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with numerous businesses in my role as Cash..

Loan Us Your Time

By Madaline McVay July 2, 2018

As a young adult the thought of a loan or owing a large amount of money can be a very..

Our Partnership with TS Prosperity Group

By First National Bank & Trust June 8, 2018

First National Bank and Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. We are..

Eat, Shop, Bank Local with Charlie Sugg

By First National Bank & Trust May 23, 2018

Charlie Sugg is the owner of a local Clinton Lawn Care Company that currently employs six...

Cash Management Part II

In our Part I of this blog series we covered the basics of FNBT’s Cash Management Program, so..

Take Control of Your Financial Destiny

Picture yourself in a busy grocery store. Every line is backed up a few carts deep and your..

10 Reasons to Switch to First National Bank and Trust

By First National Bank & Trust April 17, 2018

At First National Bank and Trust we realize that banking is an ever changing industry, and as a..

Cash Management Part I

By First National Bank & Trust April 10, 2018

“Lost time is never found again.”-Benjamin Franklin

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Oh My!

By Rachel Costello April 2, 2018

Yes, I stole that from The Wizard of Oz which is one of my favorite all time movies. Hopefully..

How do I open a checking account online?

By First National Bank & Trust March 28, 2018

First National Bank now offers a simple way to open an account right from the comfort of your..

Your Home Mortgage Checklist

By First National Bank & Trust March 5, 2018

We've created a detailed checklist of documents to make sure you have available when beginning..

Do's and Don'ts of Home Financing

By First National Bank & Trust February 27, 2018

Our goal is make sure your loan process is as quick and painless as possible, so we've created a..

Fraud – Now what?

By First National Bank & Trust February 23, 2018

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my home checking email on my phone and I noticed some alerts..

Our Seven Step Approach to the Loan Process

By First National Bank & Trust February 20, 2018

Application. Whether you apply online, over the phone or in person, this is where we start...

15 Steps to a Smooth Mortgage Transaction

By First National Bank & Trust February 12, 2018

These 15 steps are designed to give you insight as to what you can expect while your loan is..

Get the best in savings, high yield and no commitments

By Josh Shofner February 9, 2018

First National Bank and Trust understands that savings account rates are typically low. This is..

Seven items that should be on your agriculture management checklist

By Maggie Beitz February 8, 2018

With increased volatility and anxiety about low commodity futures prices and wide cash basis..

Shazam Falcon Fraud - Who are these people calling me?

By Christy Baker February 6, 2018

Have you ever wondered why very nice people who work for Shazam call you to confirm the validity..

REV Follow-Up Blog: Dial Farms

By First National Bank & Trust December 1, 2017

As promised, we are featuring this year’s winning businesses for REV on the blog!

Part of the..

REV Follow-Up Blog: The Buttered Bun

By First National Bank & Trust November 17, 2017

As promised, we are featuring this year’s winning businesses for REV on the blog!

As some people say, it all starts with a little

By Rachel Costello November 13, 2017

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned happened the other day with my nine-year-old son - of..

Eat, Shop Bank Local: The Buttered Bun

By First National Bank & Trust October 12, 2017

At First National Bank, we believe that a community is only as strong as its local businesses...

REV EVENT: JUDGES SPOTLIGHT

By First National Bank & Trust October 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce the four judges for our REV event, taking place on Friday, October..

The Importance of  4-H and FFA

By Maggie Beitz September 18, 2017

At First National Bank and Trust, we believe in giving back to our communities. As a result of..

Eat Shop Bank Local, The Flower Corner

By First National Bank & Trust September 8, 2017

“Owning The Flower Corner has been exciting, challenging and most of all rewarding.  From my..

Introducing Kasasa Cash® Checking

By First National Bank & Trust August 22, 2017

What is a Kasasa Cash® checking account?Kasasa Cash is a free checking account that offers..

What is a wire transfer and how does it work?

By Matt Schuster August 21, 2017

A traditional wire transfer is a method to transfer funds electronically from one bank to..

Introducing Kasasa Cash Back® Checking

By First National Bank & Trust August 15, 2017

What is a Kasasa Cash Back® checking account?Sometimes, there’s nothing better than more money..

KASASA® – FAQs

By First National Bank & Trust August 9, 2017

Our checking accounts have it all - high interest, cash back and more. All you have to do to..

What is KASASA?!

By First National Bank & Trust July 20, 2017

What is Kasasa®?On an everyday level, Kasasa is free checking that rewards you each month for..

Four Reasons to Open Your Business Accounts at FNBT

By First National Bank & Trust July 18, 2017

We thought we would highlight four reasons why you should open your business accounts at First..

Make a deposit using the camera on your mobile phone!

By First National Bank & Trust June 26, 2017

What is Mobile Deposit Capture? Mobile Deposit Capture allows a person to use their smartphone..

The Easy, Fast and Secure Way to Pay Bills Online

By First National Bank & Trust June 26, 2017

What is Bill Pay?Bill Pay is a fast, easy, and secure way to pay bills online. Simply put; it’s..

What is Popmoney?: Q/A with a Universal Banker at First National Bank

By First National Bank & Trust June 16, 2017

Peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps are on the rise and mobile payment has increased with the wide..

All Your Mobile Banking Benefits With Our App

By First National Bank & Trust June 14, 2017

The FNBT Mobile Money app* is available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. The mobile app..

FNBT Online: What's New?!

By First National Bank & Trust June 7, 2017

The FNBT Online login will be located in the top right corner of the website, firstnbtc.com...

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