Cashology is FNBO's online community for personal finance topics and questions. If you're looking to save more, budget effectively or make better money decisions, we're here to listen and provide guidance.
Meet Our Host
Juli Wians is a millennial living in Omaha, Nebraska eager to strengthen her financial health alongside you. Juli has worked at FNBO for over seven years and is currently an Integrated Marketing Manager. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Intelligence & Analytics from Creighton University and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at University of Nebraska-Omaha. When she isn’t recording the Cashology podcast, you can find her tenaciously baking macarons, performing improv comedy, or attempting to grow a green thumb in her patio garden.
Retirement – it’s the finish line to your long career. It also marks the beginning of more leisure time to be spent on hobbies, with family and friends and fulfilling life-long dreams. When you retire is not only determined by physical and mental readiness, but financial readiness too. Without the latter, a long anticipated retirement could be short-lived. Tune in now for some simple tips that will help ensure you reach your retirement goals and enjoy your golden years.
Meet Our Guest
Barbara Rizvi is a Financial Planner with the Private Client Advisory and Financial Planning teams within the Wealth Management group at First National Bank. She specializes in providing comprehensive and personalized financial planning that incorporates investment, retirement, tax, protection and estate planning strategies.
Barbara earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Christian University. She spent 20 years of her career in corporate finance before deciding to pursue a more rewarding path of financial planning for individuals.
Family time is spent exploring the world with her husband, keeping up with their teenage boys, and trying to teach their Brittany that squirrels are not the enemy.
No matter how much you love your spouse, trying to merge your lives—and your money—can be a bumpy ride. However, approaching this conversation with honesty and transparency can help you get started on the right foot. Tune in now!
Barry and Jennifer have been married for over 20 years after first meeting at a bank in Lincoln, Nebraska. They enjoy giving back to the community and are involved in numerous non-profit boards. They have three teenage children so there is never a dull or quiet moment in their house!
Meet Our Guests
Jennifer Benson is a Vice President for Wealth Management. She leads the financial advisors across the bank and is dedicated to helping customers build their financial wellness. She brings a great depth of experience in building and maintaining Wealth Management client relationships by delivering a high level of customer service and going the extra mile to increase customer satisfaction.
Barry Benson has been involved in production agriculture his entire life. In addition to his banking career, he and Jennifer own a small farm and have a commercial cow/calf operation. Barry has been with FNBO for 21 years and has held various roles including senior credit officer and Fremont market president before recently joining the Agribusiness team as a Sr. Director.
What is a financial advisor exactly? What do they do? And should you be working with one? Those are some of the questions we’ll be tackling in this episode. Keep in mind, there’s a financial advisor available for every budget and financial situation. You don’t have to have a ton of money to be working with one. Tune in now!
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Josh Huseman is a Lead Director in Wealth Management at FNBO. His primary responsibility is helping clients work toward their long-term financial goals. He is an advocate of family values and unity, and promotes the responsible accumulation of financial wealth. He supports business owners and their efforts to invest for the future, build up their employees' retirement security, and provide a lasting family legacy. Josh is passionate about families working together for a common goal. While financial assets are often accumulated in the process, he particularly enjoys watching families pass down their unique values, stories, and a sense of belonging.
Let’s talk CREDIT SCORES. Is the number just pulled out of the sky by banks? Take a listen to the Cashology Podcast: Understanding, Managing and Improving Your Credit Score to see what you can do to stay on top of it. Tune in now!
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Wes Minton began his career baking, not banking. You read that right. But has since worked as a Personal Banker for FNBO for the past 8 years where he assists customers with all of their financial needs, from checking to savings to loans. He still uses his baking talents to whip up delicious treats for his family, friends and co-workers, and even won the 2019 Annual Chili Cookoff for the Omaha Area Board of Realtors. While not banking and baking, Wes enjoys hanging with his cats, Pearl and Onyx, and camping and hiking in Colorado. Wes is passionate about helping customers and educating them on the importance of credit scores.
Put on those holiday sweaters, festive socks, and have some hot chocolate by the fire, because today we're talking about holiday spending and saving. Tune in now!
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David Erlbacher - Originally from Fort Worth, TX, David migrated to the Midwest and attended Creighton University where he studied Finance. Since 2008, he has held roles in FNBO’s branches in Omaha and Kansas City from Teller to Branch Manager. Today, David manages two branches in Overland Park where he gets to lead an awesome team and work directly with customers – it’s the best of both worlds! In his free time, David can be found outdoors, traveling and watching Creighton basketball.
Is it expensive to adopt or purchase a pet? Juli asks about all that’s involved with pets and mentions how quickly a home can be taken over by all the crazy accessories. We jump back on task with the expense discussion. Tune in now!
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Pam Weise began her career in television as an anchor and reporter afor the tiny KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. After five years in Colorado she moved to Kearney, Nebraska for another five-year stint at KHGI (NTV). As is typical in broadcasting there was another move, this time to Omaha, Nebraska to work for KPTM Fox 42. While in Omaha, the local shelter, Nebraska Humane Socety (NHS) called Pam looking for someone who had “been on the other side” to work with the media and promote the shelter…it was a right place right time situation. Eighteen years later, Pam is still working with NHS as Vice President of Marketing and PR, and is blessed to be doing a job she loves. Pam is married to Jeff Bundy, whom she met while working at KPTM. They currently have four dogs: River, Rocks, Sky and Minnie.
In this episode you will learn what the 50/20/30 rule is and why it is important to keep to these percentages. Following this rule helps you stick to your budget and reach your goals. It gets you mentally prepared for the month so you don’t have any surprises in your spending. Tune in now!
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Jamie Urban began her career at FNBO in 1999 where she worked as a teller for two years. Since then, she’s held various marketing communications roles supporting multiple customer and product segments including Retail, Credit Card, Wealth Management, Corporate Lending, and Community Development. This diverse work experience, combined with invaluable personal experience, paved the way for Jamie’s current role as a Content Creator on FNBO’s Social Media and Content Marketing team. In her role, Jamie helps guide individuals along their path to financial wellness by writing Cashology blog articles which provide financial tips related to budgeting, saving, managing credit and more. When she’s not busy writing, Jamie enjoys reading a good book, cooking a tasty meal and spending time with her husband and two children.
You’re throwing your money away! (Do we have your attention now?) Well, you could be–if you haven’t looked at refinancing your mortgage in a looooooong time. This episode will walk you through refinancing, and some things to consider or ask your lender when that time comes. Tune in now!
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Brad Dombrosky entered the mortgage business in 2002, and since then, he has held roles including loan officer, branch manager, vice president of sales and operations, as well as co-owner of a mortgage subsidiary for a state chartered bank. He returned to loan originating in 2010, when he discovered he missed working directly with clients. He has been a top producer for FNBO for five years running. Other than spending time with his wife and four kids, he enjoy going to the gym before work and coaching his kids’ football teams. Go Huskers!
Think of me and our guest today as the ambulance driver delivering much-needed tips for that emergency savings fund of yours. This podcast will walk you through some of the basics of building an emergency savings fund. Tune in now!
Meet Our Guest
Adam Heng has been with FNBO for 15 years. Throughout that time he has held a broad range of roles cutting his teeth in credit card product management and Co-Brand credit card partnerships while more recently focusing on Retail banking where he was responsible for the consumer deposit and loan portfolio. Adam is now FNBO’s Director of Product Development and Design where he is applying a customer led lens to new products and services aimed at accomplishing top business priorities through solving customers’ largest needs. Adam is a graduate of Creighton University and lives in Elkhorn, NE with his wife Brianne of 17 years and two kids Jackson (9) and Addyson (5).
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