Lucia Fernandez, Assistant Electronic Funds Manager | SouthStar Bank Gonzales Annex Lucia Fernandez is an Assistant Electronic Funds Manager at the SouthStar Bank Gonzales Annex. Lucia has been with the bank for 10 years and holds 15 years of total banking experience. She received her Associate of Science Degree from Victoria College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Houston at Victoria. As a member of the Wire, ACH, and Business Online Departments, Lucia’s position is vital to the bank’s function and customer safety. The preventative measures the bank has in place enable Lucia and her peers to protect customers and their best interests. She finds the most rewarding part of her job is being able to prevent customers from falling victim to fraud. Lucia’s role also allows her to work with the branches and develop relationships with her coworkers across all locations, which she values greatly. When Lucia finds time outside of school and work, she enjoys several activities. She has spent the last five years serving as the Treasurer for the Smiley Bantam Activity Group, which works to provide safe, fun-filled events for the children of their community to enjoy. She also enjoys going out dancing with her husband, trying new restaurants, or enjoying a good movie with her family. Her favorite travel destination is Colorado Springs, where she and her family climbed the 224 steps to see the beautiful views of Seven Falls.
The previous IRA blog discussed the benefits of IRAs. However, understanding the unique rules governing IRAs is also essential. Knowing these rules is crucial in securing retirement savings and avoiding penalties. Rules Governing IRAs: For further explanation and detail, please visit the IRS website. Navigating the rules of IRA accounts is vital for successful retirement planning. By adhering to contribution limits, understanding eligibility criteria, and being aware of withdrawal and distribution rules, you can harness the full potential of your IRA to achieve your financial goals. Remember that IRS regulations may evolve, so staying informed and seeking guidance from financial professionals is essential. For more information or to inquire about IRA accounts, please contact SouthStar Bank’s IRA team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.384.3948 Please note that all dates and rules are based on the year this article was published. Please check back with the IRS for important dates and regulations.
Jordan Collier, Personal Banker | SouthStar Bank Franklin Jordan Collier is a Personal Banker at the SouthStar Bank Franklin branch. Jordan has been with SouthStar Bank for seven months and holds two years of banking experience. The aspect of her job she enjoys most is interacting with her customers. Jordan’s love for people makes her an ideal fit for her position and allows her to build meaningful, lasting relationships with everyone who enters the bank. Outside the office, Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and foster child. Jordan spent her honeymoon in Hawaii, which has since become her favorite vacation destination. If she could speak to anyone in the world, it would be her husband’s grandma, who created a strong legacy in her family.