The Rules of Thumb for Saving Podcast

Spotlight on Savings Series

In this podcast, Kariene Fortner, Financial Wellness Regional Manager for Regions Bank from Mobile, Ala., and Donna Medina, Financial Wellness Relationship Manager at Regions Bank in Nashville, Tenn., provide tips and best practices for starting and growing your savings.

Listen to learn from Kariene and Donna about the following topics:

  • Budgeting tips for simple money savings
  • Prioritizing budgeting
  • Setting realistic financial goals
  • Holding yourself accountable to save

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This Next Step Podcast is part of our Spotlight on Savings series presented by Regions Next Step –advice, tools and resources to help you get closer to reaching your unique financial goals. Our featured Spotlight on Savings podcasts can help you gain control of your finances and grow your savings.

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Kariene FortnerAbout Kariene Fortner

Growing up as an Army brat gave Kariene Fortner a unique perspective. Born in Germany, she spent most of her childhood in Hawaii, and graduated from high school in California. Her time in sunny climes sparked her affinity for a tropical paradise, which is how she ended up accepting a job offer in the retail industry and moving to the Gulf Coast of Alabama. When she isn’t helping her clients find ways to make their dreams come true, you can find Kariene living her own dreams on the boat or at the beach with her husband and rescue dogs.

As Financial Wellness Regional Manager, Kariene is passionate about setting financial goals and creating financial plans. She wants others to realize their dreams and feel like they are working hard to achieve them. Kariene loves Regions Bank’s Next Step online resources because she understands that asking for financial advice can be intimidating. Coming from a military family, she understands that many people struggle with their finances, and knows that easy access to resources can help people achieve their financial goals, just like she has.

Donna Sue MedinaAbout Donna Medina

Mixing her passions of teaching and helping others, Donna Medina is an experienced Financial Wellness Relationship Manager at Regions Bank. Having been with Regions for nearly 30 years, Donna’s previous leadership roles as a Branch Manager and Personal Banker gave her great working knowledge to prepare for providing advice, guidance and education.

Residing in Franklin, Tenn., with her husband, Jack, they enjoy the local sights and sounds of the Nashville area. She can often be found or unreachable in the high country of the Rocky Mountains or soaking in the sunset rays on the beach with family and friends. Money matters are a common topic of conversation – whether meeting a visiting tourist or hanging out with long-time friends and family.



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