Financial Education Blog

JSB Financial Education Blog

It is the mission of Jefferson Security Bank to provide the members of our community with a high quality financial education. On this blog you will be find articles that contain information on how to make improvements in your day to day life as well as plan for long term financial success.  Feel free to reach out with an idea for a topic you would like to see us cover! 








































SCORE A WIN: 5 QUICK STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE TODAY

Explore our top 5 tips for quickly enhancing your credit score. Open doors to new financial opportunities.

GETTING TO KNOW SHELIA M HAJALI: A CORNERSTONE OF JEFFERSON SECURITY BANK

Discover the Heart of Community Banking with Shelia M Hajali at Jefferson Security Bank.

WHY EVERY WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS SHOULD LINK THEIR BANKING WITH CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS

Gain insights into features tailored to enhance liquidity and streamline your business’s financial processes.

WHY PROCRASTINATING ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS IS A MISTAKE YOU CAN'T AFFORD

We’ll explain the power of compound interest and why procrastinating on retirement savings is a mistake.

BUILDING GENERATIONAL WEALTH: ESTATE PLANNING IN WEST VIRGINIA

We discuss basic considerations for estate planning and how our products and services can support your financial plans and goals

FROM IDEA TO INVESTMENT: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS

In this guide, we’ll help you maximize your chances of securing business funding.

THE SMART WAY TO USE A HELOC: TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR HELOC WHILE MAXIMIZING YOUR EQUITY

In this post we’ll explain exactly how HELOCs work and the many benefits of using HELOCs over other loans.

BOOST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH THESE HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

Explore our list of resources to help you build a strong and healthy financial future.

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What Can You Do With A Personal Loan

Are you in need of funds for a big purchase or unexpected expense? Learn about how a personal loan can help you.

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When is the best time to apply for a mortgage? 

Interest rates are just one factor to consider. Read on to learn about other key considerations for making this big financial decision.

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Get paid $12,000 to move to West virginia. Yes, really! 

Maximize the benefits of remote work. WV has a low cost of living, world class outdoor life and great food and drink.

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Saving for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season — how’s your budget holding up? If your stocking is feeling pretty empty read on for some holiday savings tips.

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How These Four Healthy Food Habits Can Save You Money

Are you looking to reduce your spending? These four healthy food habits can help you feel better in body and wallet.

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Financial Literacy Tips for Youths & Young Adults


We’ve compiled some of our best tried-and-true money tips spanning childhood through early adulthood.
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How to Create a Financial Plan


Ready to get started on your financial plan? Here are six things you can do today to plan for a brighter tomorrow.
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A Guide to Responsible Credit Card Use


Credit card debt can be a burden on many individuals and families. We’ll explain everything you need to know so you can credit cards responsibly.

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Financially Savvy Guide to Car Buying


In the market for a new set of wheels? The firs step is to figure out how much you can afford. And if you don't have enough cash on hand - how to apply for a loan. 

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How to Refinance A mortgage


Have mortgage rates dropped since you bought your last house? Has the price of your home increased? If so, you might be able to save a ton of money simply by refinancing your mortgage.

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Saving should be your biggest expense


A solid savings plan is not out of reach. The key is for you to take action work saving into your budget. 

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How To Create A Budget


If you’re looking to improve your overall financial health, creating and sticking to a budget may be one of the most important steps you take. 

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