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Finding the Right Mortgage Lender for You

July 18, 2019

A home is one of the most expensive purchases we'll make, and most of us need to borrow money to make it possible. The right lender can make the process much better....read more

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What is a Mortgage Review?

July 2, 2019

When you applied for your mortgage, you probably did some homework to make sure you got the best deal. But do you know if that loan is still the best fit for you?...read more

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Multi-factor Authentication

June 30, 2019

Have you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are front-page news? Perhaps you, or someone you know,...read more

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Cash vs Debit Card vs Credit Card

June 21, 2019

When you make a purchase, you have to decide how to pay - should you use cash, a debit card, or a credit card? Each...read more

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Raintree Office Grand Reopening

June 17, 2019 | Leah Driver

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce our Grand Reopening Celebration this Friday and Saturday, June 21 – 22...read more

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What should I know about Commercial Mortgages?

June 13, 2019

If you’ve realized your rent is too high, you’ve outgrown your office space, or you have a balloon payment coming up, you’re probably...read more

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Avoiding Scams Following a Natural Disaster

May 31, 2019

Unfortunately, there are criminals who like to take advantage of others' misfortune, even after a natural disaster. This article includes tips to help you avoid being a victim, and provides additional resources to help you protect yourself....read more

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Preparing to Apply for a Small Business Loan

May 27, 2019

Applying for a business loan can be intimidating, but the more preparation you do, the higher your odds of getting your application approved. Here...read more

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Task Management Tools for Small Business Owners

May 26, 2019

Everyone feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, but this is especially true for entrepreneurs. There are so many aspects to owning a business – which is why it’s important to find the right tools to help. To celebrate #SmallBusinessMonth, we’ll be sharing...read more

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Avoiding Charity Scams

May 24, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

If you are considering a request for a donation to a charity, do some research before you give. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid...read more

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Tools for Writing Your Business Plan

May 22, 2019

Your Business Plan truly is the first step toward success or failure. It only makes sense to take advantage of...read more

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Phantom Debt Collection Scam

May 17, 2019

Scam debt collectors try to trick their victims into paying a debt that doesn’t exist. These phony debt collectors often contact older adults by phone...read more

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Organizing Tools

May 14, 2019

"Getting more organized" is one of the more common new year's goals, and like most...read more

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Computer & Internet Scams

May 14, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults FDIC.gov

Phishing and spoofing scams can dupe older adults into giving out their personal financial information. Phishing scammers create...read more

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Avoiding Telephone and Internet Scams

May 10, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Older adults are increasingly the targets of scam artists on the telephone who...read more