FIRST BANK & TRUST CO. PLANS MERGER WITH STROUD NATIONAL BANK
First Bank & Trust Co., headquartered in Duncan, Oklahoma, and Stroud National Bank, headquartered in Stroud, Oklahoma, announced their merger agreement and submission of the related regulatory applications. The announcement was made jointly by Robert Petersen, Chairman, President & CEO of First Bank & Trust Co. and Arthur Thompson, President & CEO of Stroud National Bank.
Kicking off on February 28, 2021, National Consumer Protection week is a time to help educate consumers on their rights in order to make more informed decisions about their money.
According to the National Consumer Federation, consumers have a right to eight basic principles:
The right to satisfaction of basic needs– to have access to basic, essential goods and services such as adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, public utilities, water and sanitation.
Does budgeting and shopping during the holiday stress you out? If so, don't worry! Here are 5 tips on how to budget for this year’s shopping trip that will definitely save you money!
1. Make a list, check it once, and then check it twice. Knowing who you’re shopping for in advance will keep you from overspending and getting sucked into shopping gimmicks! Make a list of everyone you are buying for along with what you'd like to get them and how much you want spend, then use it! Seeing how many gift you need will help you determine how much you can spend per paycheck.