Entries by Kelsey Wakeman

F&M Bank Participates in Scholarship Program

During March, Virginia high school seniors will have the opportunity to spend the day shadowing bankers at F&M Bank as part of Bank Day, a statewide effort sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation and the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders. The purpose of the day is to expose students to the banking industry and provide […]

Have You Made These 5 Financial Resolutions?

By now, most people have made their resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. While the most popular resolutions tend to focus on physical health, the start of a new year is also a perfect time to prioritize your financial wellness. Ready to get started? Read on. 5 Ways to Up Your Money Game in […]

Money Mistakes College Students Make: What You Can’t Afford To Ignore While Still In School & Recently Graduated

When it comes to student financial advice and new graduate money management, plenty of books, articles, and websites have been written about the dos and don’ts of personal finance for the under-30 crowd. But you’re a busy college student–who has the time to read all of the info out there and sort fact from fiction? […]

Fraud Alert for Debit Card Use in California

Over the weekend, F&M Bank received multiple notifications from our fraud detection system of a small number of our Virginia customers’ cards being used for fraudulent purposes in the state of California. Over the weekend, F&M Bank received multiple notifications from our fraud detection system of a small number of our Virginia customers’ cards being used for […]

How To Choose A Mortgage Lender: Community Banks vs Big Banks vs Brokers vs Digital Lenders

Who are the best mortgage lenders? This article will help you choose, but the answer ultimately depends on your particular circumstances and preferences. While tech savvy consumers may have no qualms about working with an online-only lender, other people prefer the kind of personalized service only a lender with physical locations can offer. Of course, […]

What’s a money market and who should open one?

We all have savings goals – purchasing a new puppy, finding a dream home, taking a tropical vacation. But, how do you make those goals achievable? Consider opening a money market account to help boost your savings. We all have savings goals – purchasing a new puppy, finding a dream home, taking a tropical vacation. […]

Top 10 Money Tips Every College Student Should Know

As college students head to campus this fall, money management should be on their personal syllabus. It’s important for college students to take control of their financial future by saving wherever and whenever they can. They should treat personal finance like a required college course and avoid unnecessary expenses now to reduce financial burden when […]