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Ben Cook

About Ben Cook

When he first started working for First Financial Security, Inc. in 2014, Ben Cook didn’t fully know what was in store for him. Riding an emotional high (after getting engaged 2 days earlier), he accepted a job with FFS working in the New Business department. His love for learning everything about anything (a trait he attributes to his degree from Wheaton College) and his keen eye for details served him well as he mastered New Business processes and workflows. He built valuable relationships with First Financial Security, Inc. associates as he worked closely with them on processing new applications. Now, as the Recognition Coordinator for First Financial Security, Inc., he gets to expand that view even wider. Ben is currently responsible for working closely with FFS home office staff and key field leaders in administrating and implementing creative ways to support and recognize the achievements of FFS’ field representatives. You can usually find Ben and his beautiful wife, Kirsten enjoying some sort of new and exciting food, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Do You Know When to Call Your Financial Representative?

When life throws you a curve, who are you going to call? It’s your trusted financial representative. Life happens. Whether it’s a marriage or divorce, career changes, or an unexpected illness, all are part and parcel of day-to-day life. Each one can impact your finances. Should you experience a life event, would you know when [...]

Want to Improve Your Credit Score? Here Are 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now

When your credit is anything less than good, it can start to negatively impact different areas of your life and limit your lifestyle dramatically. But, you can take steps to improve your credit score. Your credit score is a three-digit number that defines your individual credit worthiness. When you apply for a loan, credit card, [...]

Create a Financial Budget that Helps You Live Below Your Means

Wealth is not simply your income, it’s also the money you accumulate through savings and investments. When you create a financial budget, you can grow your wealth by living below your means. Most people believe that wealth is measured by the amount of money you earn. Although that may be a factor, the more accurate [...]

Talking to Your Spouse about Money Can Lead to Healthier Relationships

The key to a healthy and happy financial relationship is communication. How often do you and your spouse talk about money? If it’s not often enough, it’s likely because one or both of you thinks it will lead to an argument. According to a Kansas State University researcher, arguing about money is a slippery slope [...]

Money Mistakes College Students Make

Going to college can be exciting time but learning to avoid the money mistakes college students make can make campus life a lot more fun. For many teens, their college experience includes the introduction of budgeting, debt and other lessons in money management. With their newly found freedom and lack of financial experience, for many [...]