Navigating Boat Buying: The Do's And Don'ts For Smooth Sailing

July 13, 2023

The allure of owning a boat and embarking on adventures on the open water is hard to deny. But when you’re ready to set sail on your boat-buying journey, it’s important to tread carefully and navigate the financial aspects wisely. To help, we’re exploring the dos and don’ts of buying a boat to ensure first-time buyers don’t find themselves in unchartered waters along the way. 

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Taking Full Advantage of Your Tax Return

April 20, 2023

The average tax refund takes roughly three weeks to arrive, which gives those who filed at the tax deadline only a few short weeks to decide exactly how to use it. Though refund amounts vary from taxpayer to taxpayer, in 2022 the average refund was just over $3,000, which can go along way if spent wisely. 

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Go Green This Spring with BayFirst

April 10, 2023

At BayFirst, we take steps every day to go greener and help our environment. From implementing a comprehensive recycling program in our locations, to reaching 100% carbon neutral at our banking centers, and installing electric car charging ports at all of our locations, we’re proud to do our part.

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Give a Financial Gift This Holiday Season

November 16, 2022

With the guidance of an expert at a trusted financial institution, you can find a gift for friends and family members of all ages that can improve their financial position, increase their financial knowledge, bring them one step closer to realizing a long- or short-term goal, or simply ensure they are better prepared for whatever the future holds. If you’re considering a financial gift this year, we’ve compiled a list of options to consider, each guaranteed to make this holiday season happier than ever.


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Money Market Savings Accounts: Pros and Cons

September 21, 2022

When looking for ways to maximize the money you’ve worked hard for, you should always make sure you’ve selected the best savings account for your short- and long-term goals. Though there are many options to choose from, one of the most popular is a money market account, which allows you to save safely while earning a competitive annual percentage yield (APY) and provides easy access your money for unexpected expenses.

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Budgeting For Summer Break

July 15, 2022

The final weeks of summer are upon us, and inflation is continuing to heat up everyday expenses, leaving many families looking for ways to stay within budget without missing out on the fun leading up to the school year. To help, the experts at BayFirst have compiled the following list of tips to ensure the rest of summer break doesn’t break the bank.

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Are You Thankful for Your Bank?

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving brings with it an opportunity to reflect on all of life’s blessings. And, since many will include financial stability on their list, it is also a great time to ask yourself if your bank can be doing more to help you reach your financial goals. 


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Being Financially Prepared for a Disaster

October 28, 2021

Disasters come in many forms – from hurricanes to heat waves, wildfires, flooding, car accidents and everything in between – but all have one thing in common: they can result in overwhelming financial costs.

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Spotting a Phishing Scam and Protecting Your Finances

October 25, 2021

Every day, thousands fall victim to fraudulent calls, texts and emails from scammers posing as their banks and requesting information that can provide access to their money and personal data. Though online banking has made banking more convenient, its growth in popularity has also made phishing scams more prevalent.

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Safe Money Habits - Zelle®

September 24, 2021

As sending money online becomes easier and more accessible than ever before, it is important to be cautious and send your hard-earned cash safely.

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