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What does it mean to cosign a loan?

March 5, 2020

"Cosigning a loan" is a phrase we often hear, but might not fully understand. Simply put, if you cosign a loan, you're agreeing to make payments - or even pay the debt in full - if the person you're signing with defaults....read more

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Small Business Banking Basics

February 29, 2020

Is it really important to keep your personal and business accounts separate - especially if you're just starting a business?...read more

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Moving Your Checking Account

February 24, 2020 | Leah Driver

Perhaps you’ve wanted to switch banks for a while, but the idea of moving your checking account is as appealing as a voluntary tax audit. We promise you – it isn’t that difficult, and only involves a few simple steps....read more

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Keeping (and Organizing!) Your Financial Records

January 22, 2020

An important part of "Financial Wellness" is keeping track of your financial records - tax returns,...read more

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Setting Short & Long Term Financial Goals

January 4, 2020

One of the most important - and often easiest - steps in putting a budget together is setting goals. (Who doesn't want to picture themselves...read more

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Recognizing Bad Financial Habits

October 1, 2019

Everyone has room for improvement when it comes to their financial habits. Many, if not most, of us live...read more

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Advantages of a Mortgage Pre-Approval

September 30, 2019

For many people, the first step in buying a home is finding a real estate agent. While this is an important step, it’s actually better to initially meet with a lender to see if you can get pre-approved...read more

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Recognition for our Mission

August 27, 2019

We frequently discuss our mission of helping our clients, co-workers, and communities succeed,...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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What Sets Community Banks Apart

April 8, 2019 | Independent Community Bankers of America

What are the primary differences between a community bank and a "big bank?" This article from the ICBA highlights a few of the differences....read more

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Home Buying Journal

March 21, 2019 | Leah Driver

As someone who writes blog articles and works for a bank, I thought I’d share my home buying experience. So, here goes…...read more

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Indiana Community Banking

March 1, 2019

Learn how banks impact Indiana's economy...read more

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Managing Your Checking Account

November 25, 2018

After you open your account, it’s important to keep track of your money. Today there are more ways than ever to monitor your account and avoid unnecessary fees....read more

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Why Use a Community Bank?

November 6, 2018

Watch this short video (Hint, it's not just about the popcorn and dog treats)...read more

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Personal Banking 101

September 25, 2018

Most people start their banking journey with a checking and savings account. (“Deposit” accounts.) A checking account gives you easy access to your money – this is where most of your deposits and withdrawals (“transactions”) take place....read more