Financial Survival Guide: Read the “7 Tips” for teens, tweens...and parents!
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Surviving Social Media: 7 Financial Tips

By Larry Miller

Hey, teens, tweens (and parents, too)! More often than not, networking on social media is a safe, fun, engaging way to connect with friends­­. Sometimes, though, you can run into circumstances that may leave you feeling confused or like you’re no longer in control.

That’s serious when it comes to your finances––and your identity.

Think about this: do you always know who is on the other end of your Snapchat or Instagram conversation? Your friend could have been hacked or spoofed, and you might not know for sure. Not to mention, anyone can follow or friend-request you. And, consider how easy it is for them to have too much of your information.

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Helping small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

We’re here to help if your small business needs a PPP loan at this time.
The Paycheck Protection Program is a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan designed to incentivize you to keep your workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis.
In a nutshell, the SBA will forgive the loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. It can help save a small business during these challenging times.
Visit any Farmers & Merchants Bank location and apply for a PPP loan today. We’re ready to lend a helping hand.

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Heart of a Hero: April Dexter

We honor nurse practitioner April Dexter for championing quality health care in our rural communities! April was recently reappointed by Governor Pete Ricketts to Nebraska’s Rural Health Advisory Commission, made up of 13 members from across the state.

Some of the Commission’s efforts include establishing state-designated health care shortage areas and awarding rural student loans to eligible health professionals.

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Love My Community: Lawrence

If you were asked to envision “The Great American Desert,” southern Nebraska’s thick green summer fields of corn and soybeans would not likely pop into your mind. But when early surveyors mapped the area, that was the phrase they used to describe the place where Lawrence, Nebraska sits today.

Far from that early description, today’s Lawrence, located between the Little Blue and Republican Rivers in Nuckolls County, has come far. Through the hard work of the first wave of enterprising settlers, drawn westward to build the railroad, the once-dusty village and railroad outpost became a small town and home to generations of dedicated farm families.

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