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An Uncommon Story – March-Westin

An Uncommon Story – March-Westin

Phil Weser shares the inspiring, uncommon story of March-Westin. We celebrate the uncommon stories from our community! Our collective stories bind us, strengthen and empower us. It’s why, at First United, we’re so committed to helping your story take shape and seeing it play out.

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Phone Scam Concerns

Phone Scam Concerns

Every day, fraudsters are increasing their efforts to acquire account information. At First United, we have a strong commitment to keeping your personal information secure.

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Cut the Cost of Your Loan Debt

Cut the Cost of Your Loan Debt

Loans give us the ability to pay for things we otherwise could never afford. Can you imagine if you couldn’t get a loan for a car or a house? If mortgages weren’t a thing, most Americans wouldn’t ever own a home. Loans and mortgages are definitely good, but only when you use them responsibly.

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Be Cautious – Watch for Scams this season!

Be Cautious – Watch for Scams this season!

The security of your personal information is important to us, especially during this holiday season. Large amounts of electronic transactions and notifications occur this time of year, increasing fraudulent activity. Awareness should be at a...

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5 Major Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Major Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It’s equally as important to learn about investment mistakes as it is to bone up on investment tips and tricks. Whether you’re looking for good investments for beginners or you’re a seasoned investor who has doubled your earnings in the past year, staying up-to-date with the latest investment missteps is key to solidifying your wealth management.

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An Uncommon Story – FCX Systems

An Uncommon Story – FCX Systems

FCX Systems co-founders, Allen Wright and Matt Howell, share their uncommon story. At First United, we celebrate the uncommon stories from our community! Our collective stories bind us, strengthen and empower us. It’s why, at First United, we’re so committed to helping your story take shape and seeing it play out.

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The 10 Best Car-Buying Tips!

The 10 Best Car-Buying Tips!

A vehicle is a major investment. Even used cars have an average price of $20,000 and if you finance, your monthly payments could be $400 or more. So, before you begin shopping for a new car, consider these 10-best car-buying tips.

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Four Ways to Save on Car Insurance

Four Ways to Save on Car Insurance

With automobile insurance mandatory in most states, you know you have to buy it. Sorting through the advertising jargon to discover what is the best deal for you is time-consuming and confusing. Here are five quick tips you can use to save money and protect yourself in case you are in a wreck.

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An Uncommon Story – Ascension Recovery Services

An Uncommon Story – Ascension Recovery Services

Ascension Recovery Services, headquartered in Morgantown, West Virginia, was founded by CEO Doug Leech. Leech has gone through addiction and recovery himself, leading to a level of empathy, understanding, and commitment to its residents and community that’s unparalleled to anywhere else. That’s why First United Bank is proud to help share its uncommon story.

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6 Apps that can Save you Big at the Gas Pump

6 Apps that can Save you Big at the Gas Pump

Gas prices are one of those budget items that are unpredictable at times. Oil prices can be affected by the political climate, trade disputes and refinery issues. You can fuel up for $50 one week and pay nearly twice that much the next. These apps can help ease the burden on your wallet.

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Real Ways to Actually Save Money on an Average Salary

Real Ways to Actually Save Money on an Average Salary

Whether you make $150,000 or $40,000 a year, you work hard for your money. A lot of people think the more money you make, the more you can save. But at the end of the day, your ability to save all depends on your expenses. We’ve scoured high and low for some of the best money-saving tips for those living on a typical salary.

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Mobile Banking Gives Consumers Another Service to Love

Mobile Banking Gives Consumers Another Service to Love

Some consumers still love going into a branch and interacting with their local bankers. Nothing can replace great one-on-one customer service. But what about those days when you are delayed at work and you can’t get to your bank to deposit a check? Or you are on vacation and you need to check your account balance?

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First United Sponsors Operation Rec. Fore Vets

First United Sponsors Operation Rec. Fore Vets

First United is partnering with Brown Funeral Home of Martinsburg as a primary sponsor of their upcoming charity golf tournament “Operation Rec. Fore Vets”. The event is to be held in September with proceeds benefiting the veteran men and women in the Martinsburg VA Medical Center for recreational therapy for veterans. First United Bank is proud to help sponsor this event. Pictured are Jordan Fields of Brown Funeral Home and Dave Hart of the First United Edwin Miller community office.

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How to Build an Emergency Fund

How to Build an Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund can save you from having to borrow money or use credit cards if an unexpected expense arises. But according to the Federal Reserve, four out of 10 Americans do not have the savings to cover a $400 emergency.

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Alan Goes Over The Edge

Alan Goes Over The Edge

Washington County Market President, Alan Mullendore, goes OVER THE EDGE and rappels down an 11 story building (the Alexander House) in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. With the support of our associates and community, Alan’s team was able to raise over $1,300 to support this great cause!

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First United Proudly Donates to the “I Can Swim!” Program

First United Proudly Donates to the “I Can Swim!” Program

First United Bank & Trust is proud to donate $4,000 to the Garrett College Foundation.  This donation is from the proceeds raised from the 2018 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes which was held the weekend of December 7th to benefit The “I Can Swim!” Program.  This organization provides free American Red Cross basic swimming and water safety instruction for all kindergarten children in Garrett County and is managed through the Garrett College Foundation.   

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Staying Safe from Tax Scams

Staying Safe from Tax Scams

As people seek to file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed...

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First United Supports the New Spire Arts STAGES

First United Supports the New Spire Arts STAGES

Frederick, MD – First United Bank & Trust is pleased to support the 2019 New Spire Arts STAGES Capital Campaign with a donation of $5,000. New Spire Arts is a new performing arts nonprofit located in Downtown Frederick. STAGES, a flexible black box theatre, is now...

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Extortion Scam Alert

Extortion Scam Alert

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning consumers of an increase in reports of extortion scams, in which thieves are using email to threaten victims into paying a ransom to prevent certain personal information from being circulated online.

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