01.13.2010 / Our Blogs First 150 Days

Just as every U.S. President has the First 100 Days Address, we at the First National Bank Blog want to do the similar - even though we are well past 100 days on this blog. We wanted to take a step back and assess where we have come and where we are going. Most of all, we want to hear from you, our readers.

"Going forward, we encourage you to submit your comments, questions, concerns and any topic that you want us to cover via the comment form."

In the past 5 months or so, we have covered topics ranging from Huskers Football to the Opera to Back To School and from Cooking For Families to Investments to Negotiation Tips for Homebuyers. We read every comment that is submitted and every topic that is suggested and have tried to either pass them on to the right people to be resolved or respond ourselves.

Some of you have given useful suggestions, such as dkk’s on Frugality:
“Here's a method that I have found helpful. Get a small notebook and carry it and a pen/pencil with you. Whenever you buy anything write it down in the notebook. No matter how small the purchase write it down. You'll find that you will avoid impulse purchases and as an extra benefit will have a list of what you spent you money. After a month you can expand to tracking expenses buy type and will have painlessly started to budget your money.”

Others have expressed concerns, such as tangerine’s on the Credit Card Act:
“Thanks for the update but what else does the CARD Act do for consumers? Does it provide assistance for over-leveraged borrowers and limits on bank imposed rate increases and penalty pricing?”

We know we can’t cover all the topics you want to know about all the time – but we sure can try. We appreciate both positive and negative feedback that you give, as it helps us make better decisions that will ultimately affect you, our customers and community members.

We encourage you to submit your comments, questions, concerns and any topic that you want us to cover via the comment form. We assure you that we will carefully consider all submissions and will try to work in all topics that are brought up.

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