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First Steps Tuesday Radio Series

Do you have questions about your financial future? Are you looking for information to help you achieve your financial goals? Our financial literacy radio series is a monthly call-in show airing the first Tuesday of each month during KIPR Power 92.3’s “Broadway Joe Morning Show.”

Rhea Williams, First Security Bank loan compliance and CRA officer, joins Broadway Joe in the studio each month to discuss matters related to credit repair, money management, homeownership and more. Submit your financial questions by tweeting to @FSBankRhea using hashtag #FirstStepsTuesday to have your questions answered on air! You can also submit your questions to [email protected] or by using our online form.

CALENDAR

April—It’s time for a financial spring cleaning!

Title: Spring Cleaning for your Money & Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Scams

Summation: You set your 2018 financial goals in January! That’s a great start to the new year. Now that it’s April, where do you stand? Are you working your plan, or are your finances in the dumps? Join the discussion in April, as we explore how to mind our money more effectively and protect ourselves and loved ones from financial scams. There are new ones cropping up every day! We’ll tell you about the tools that are available to you to keep your money safe.

May—Homebuying 101

Title: So you want to buy a home?

Summation: There are some big dos and don’ts when it comes to buying your first home. We bring in studio an experienced mortgage loan officer to give you the 411 on home buying. We’ll tackle questions such as, how does being self-employed affect your ability to buy a home? Or how can the type of material used to build a home effect how much you pay in mortgage insurance? And if you need assistance coming up with a down payment, you have options! We help you take your first steps towards homeownership.

June—Handling Family Finances in the Summer

Title: Making it through the summer

Summation: Summer can be more expensive than the school year for families - daycare, day camps and summer camps, an increased food bill and higher cooling expenses. We discuss how to “summer-proof” your finances and invite listeners to call in with summer money hacks that can help others!

July— Summer Learning: Money Edition pt. 1

Title: Summer School—First Steps for Kids!

Summation: Arkansas graduates of the class of 2021 will be the first that are required to have some understanding of financial planning, taxes and how to make a household budget. Act 480, passed in the Arkansas legislature in 2017 mandates that students receive instruction on financial literacy. Jumpstart your child’s knowledge about money this summer through First Steps for Kids. In part one we provide tips for parents with elementary-aged children.

August—Summer Learning: Money Edition pt. 2

Title: Summer School—First Steps for Kids!

Summation: Arkansas graduates of the class of 2021 will be the first that are required to have some understanding of financial planning, taxes and how to make a household budget. Act 480, passed in the Arkansas legislature in 2017 mandates that students receive instruction on financial literacy. Jumpstart your child’s knowledge about money this summer through First Steps for Kids. In part two we provide tips for parents to help middle and high school-aged children.


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Free Credit Report

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Net Worth Calculator

Do you know what your net worth is? Our August First Steps Tuesday show discussed gaps in net worth and the importance of even knowing what it is (hint: your assets minus your liabilities). Calculate your net worth here.