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A Blueprint for Construction Loans

By: Paul Cardarella

If your business requires a physical location, one of the biggest dilemmas can be whether to build, buy, or rent. In truth, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. The most important thing to remember is, the answer that's best for you and your business should be based on facts and not fear of the unknown.

If your family’s business is transitioning roles from one generation to the next, an independent advisor may help provide a smoother process.

The holidays are a time for celebration. Unfortunately, for scammers, they're also the ideal time to prey upon unsuspecting consumers.

The actual forgiveness of your PPP loan – or probable forgiveness of your PPP loan – affects how you will file your taxes.

This presentation highlights differences between wills and trusts, as well as how to protect one's savings and legacy from probate, estate taxes, etc.

Trying to time the market is generally not in an investor's best interests. A better strategy is to bucket and diversify.

This month marks my 25th anniversary at the bank. I thought perhaps sharing my perspective about work might help others find more joy in their jobs.

With the election behind us (maybe?), we take a look at the strength of the recovery to date, as well as the factors that will influence it moving forward.

Not knowing the true value of your business could have profound implications for you and your family’s financial well-being.

Thanks to our technology offerings, your bank is always open, always ready to do business, and always accessible.

In a high-tech world, most check fraud is decidedly low-tech. Here are a few suggestions for businesses to avoid becoming victims of check fraud.

With work on vaccines continuing, scammers have are preying upon those who might be chosen to participate in important scientific research.

These are a few examples of attempted fraud we've seen in recent months, and the measures we took to prevent them from working.

Most people spend more time planning their next vacation than they do preparing for retirement. Here are some questions to test your preparedness.

As technology makes transferring funds quicker and easier, scammers have begun devising ways to capitalize.

Perhaps the only thing that is certain is, at this point, uncertainty, and that means, at least in investment terms, more volatility on the horizon.

When you consider retirement, you may be thinking about the free time you will have. Like everything, there are some drawbacks you may want to consider.

No business could have predicted the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The lesson? We should all make the time to plan for the unexpected.

We're in the midst of one of the most challenging economic times in history. If your bank isn't a strategic advisor, it's probably costing you money.

Your 401(k) plan is likely a primary source of retirement income security. Are you doing everything you can to maximize this source of retirement income?

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