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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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Attention Women-owned Businesses: Your Guide to the Best Loans

Attention Women-owned Businesses: Your Guide to the Best Loans

Favorable economic conditions make it easier than ever for individuals to secure loans with low interest rates. Also, mainstream financial institutions often look at only the past three years of credit history to approve a small business loan, making it viable for emerging entrepreneurs to tap into the funds they need to create a thriving company. 

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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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Moving Checklist: Budgeting for Your Next Move

Moving Checklist: Budgeting for Your Next Move

Moving is stressful, no doubt about it. To ensure your next move goes as smoothly as possible, it’s helpful to create a budget—and stick to it. With your finances under control, you can focus your attention on getting to your new place as quickly as possible and settling in.

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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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Playing Santa!

Playing Santa!

The Center City Community Office in Cumberland, MD recently donated a coin counting machine to the local Salvation Army. This machine will save valuable time and help the Salvation Army's efforts during the upcoming Holiday bell ringing season. Pictured is Will...

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REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHECK FRAUD

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHECK FRAUD

It is widely believed that businesses are the primary targets of check fraud professionals – especially by organized rings of criminals. As far as counterfeiting and alteration, payroll checks appear to be a favorite although all forms of business checks are targets...

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