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What is the Stigma around Adjustable Rate Mortgages?

What is the Stigma around Adjustable Rate Mortgages?

What is the Stigma around Adjustable Rate Mortgages? Today we talk with Cody Sustakoski, Residential Loan Originator at First United Bank & Trust to discuss ARMs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages have some home buyers scratching their heads. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Is it the right kind of home loan for you? Cody demystifies the product and how it works.

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Historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Relocation and Ground Breaking

Historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Relocation and Ground Breaking

A special ground-breaking ceremony for the Bethel AME Church, sponsored by the Diversity and Engagement Employee Group of First United Bank & Trust, will be held in Mountain Lake Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. The public is invited to attend what has been called a “a truly historic event” on the grounds of the legendary Assembly Hall that is currently owned by the Apostolics of Oakland Church and is located along G Street just south of Maryland Highway (Rt. 135).

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M is for Money with Rob Phelan

M is for Money with Rob Phelan

Our guest today is Rob Phelan, Personal Finance Instructor and Certified Financial Educator at Middletown High School in Frederick Maryland and author of the recently published children’s book, M is for Money, which focuses on learning about money with instructions for parents. Rob joins us to discuss his efforts, his books, and tips to encourage young savers and entrepreneurs in their financial journey.

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Community Episode – The Salvation Army with Captain Jimmy Taylor

Community Episode – The Salvation Army with Captain Jimmy Taylor

Today we are joined by Captain Jimmy Taylor, commanding officer at the Salvation Army of Washington County in Hagerstown, Maryland. In this episode, Captain Taylor explains the mission and efforts being taken in the community to support those in need by the Salvation Army and its staff and volunteers, ways that you can get involved and help, and some important upcoming events, including the Angels Among Us Gala on May 12th at the Maryland Theater.

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Newest Phishing Scheme

Newest Phishing Scheme

Scammers have their sights aimed straight at you. That’s right – the money transfer service has quickly become the preferred method of thieves everywhere looking for instant gratification.

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First United Bank & Trust Promotes Jason VanSickle to Vice President and Managing Director of Consumer Services

First United Bank & Trust Promotes Jason VanSickle to Vice President and Managing Director of Consumer Services

Carissa L. Rodeheaver, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at First United, is proud to announce the promotion of Jason VanSickle to Vice President and Managing Director of Consumer Services, overseeing the bank’s strategic consumer sales and growth initiatives along with all retail banking services in our 26 community offices. 

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Phone Scams on the Rise

Phone Scams on the Rise

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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Follow These 6 Cyber Security Tips to Protect Yourself Online

Follow These 6 Cyber Security Tips to Protect Yourself Online

All of us use the internet for pretty much everything we do today, and more of our devices and appliances are connected to the internet than ever before. That’s a lot of data that needs to be protected — and a lot of data that could potentially be vulnerable to hackers. To protect your data online, start by following these tips.

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First United Bank & Trust Names Denise D. Phelps Director of Diversity and Engagement

First United Bank & Trust Names Denise D. Phelps Director of Diversity and Engagement

Carissa L. Rodeheaver, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of First United Bank & Trust and Chuck Olsson, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer are proud to announce Denise D. Phelps as Vice President and Director of Diversity and Engagement, overseeing the Bank’s diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) strategy within all the markets served by the company.

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Community Episode – Heartly House with Jennifer Tousey

Community Episode – Heartly House with Jennifer Tousey

Today, we talk with Jennifer Tousey, the Community Engagement & Prevention Manager at Heartly House in Frederick, Maryland to discuss this organization which has a mission to end domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse, and to provide victims with safety, shelter, and supportive services.

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Digital Banking Tools Your Business Should Use

Digital Banking Tools Your Business Should Use

Digital banking tools are convenient, secure, and easy to use. You’ll have instant access to your accounts, and you’ll be able to perform a variety of functions online, saving you a trip to the bank. And as a business person, shouldn’t you strive to save yourself both time and money?

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