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CEO Banking Tips (Part 2)

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Written by Dean Jepsen Thursday, 01 January 2015 23:00

Here is Part 2 of Dean's top tips to get the best out of banking with First Option

Mobile Banking 

This has truly changed the way I do my everyday banking. The “Pay Anyone” feature makes it very easy to transfer payments to people, simply by knowing their email address or mobile phone number. You can also set up “payees” for the people or bills that you pay regularly. That way it is very easy to make a payment from your phone.

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CEO Banking Tips (Part I)

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Written by Dean Jepsen Sunday, 28 December 2014 23:00

As a long-term member of First Option Credit Union, I have seen all types of banking practices come and go. We all have our own way of doing our banking, but sometimes old habits die hard. Changing can be difficult, but it can really save you time and give you greater control of your finances. 

As a father of 4 young children, I have lots of payments to make each month. Here is part 1 of the things that I do to make my banking easier. Most of these tips are free and easy to implement. I hope that they give you the motivation to “Do Something” and take control of your finances. 

 

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A holiday message from First Option

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Written by Dean Jepsen Monday, 22 December 2014 23:00

Members are advised that First Option will be closed on the following dates…

  • Thu 25 Dec 2014
  • Fri 26 Dec 2014
  • Sat 27 Dec 2014
  • Thu 1 Jan 2015
  • Fri 2 Jan 2015

Note: First Option will close at 1pm on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

While we’re taking a short break, accessing your money is as easy as ABC…

  • All rediATMs, including nab and BOQ (direct charge free)
  • Bank@Post at Australia Post (deposits are free)
  • Cash out at all EFTPOS

 

Teaching kids about money

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Written by Dean Jepsen Tuesday, 02 December 2014 23:00

If kids develop good financial skills from an early age they'll be ready for the financial challenges of adulthood.

Giving your kids a good foundation and teaching them about money matters is critical for their personal development. Showing children the basics such as how to budget, spend and save will establish good money habits for life.

 

Learn more about SMSFs

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Written by Dean Jepsen Saturday, 15 November 2014 23:00

These short animated videos cover hot topics and key responsibilities for SMSF trustees. They provide useful information to help you run your fund and meet your obligations.

 

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