Financial Q & A

Financial Q & A

August 15, 2019

Question:  Why are interest rates so low, and how can I invest for income in this age of very low interest rates? Answer: For the last decade the central banks of countries around the globe, including the United States, have taken actions to keep short-term interests rates near zero in an effort to stimulate economic …

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How Small Businesses Are Implementing Multichannel Marketing

How Small Businesses Are Implementing Multichannel Marketing

August 15, 2019

Taradel, a Virginia-based marketing company that specializes in multichannel marketing, recently released some findings on the subject from a survey of over 230 small business professionals polled via a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Participants were asked a series of 13 questions about small business marketing practices. Sixty-six percent of the respondents identified themselves as business owners. Another …

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Don’t be a Victim of Real Estate Wire Fraud

Don’t be a Victim of Real Estate Wire Fraud

August 15, 2019

Real estate wire fraud is exploding across the U.S., costing consumers billions of dollars each year. While digital technology has made the process of escrow settlement faster and more convenient, it has also enabled scammers with the right tools to wreak havoc on unsuspecting homebuyers. And, because it involves real estate properties, the financial losses …

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You Can Help Alpine Bank Give Back to Children’s Hospital Colorado

You Can Help Alpine Bank Give Back to Children’s Hospital Colorado

August 15, 2019

Alpine Bank’s popular Children’s Hospital Colorado Loyalty Debit Card makes it easy for Alpine Bank customers to support Children’s Colorado and the extraordinary care it provides for children of all ages and stages of growth. Each time you use your Children’s Colorado debit card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to support the hospital, and these …

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Green Solutions for Kitchen Countertops

Green Solutions for Kitchen Countertops

August 15, 2019

Each type of kitchen countertop has its pluses and minuses; when looking for eco-friendly countertops, there are a wide variety of options and prices. What makes a countertop “green”? Green kitchen countertops are made through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process, use recycled or sustainable resources, and may be produced locally which reduces transportation. A countertop …

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Time to Review Finances

Time to Review Finances

August 15, 2019

             Believe it or not, 2019 is already more than halfway through and before you know it, it will be time to start thinking about your 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Before looking that far ahead, however, now is the perfect time to check in on where things stand with your finances –particularly if adhering to …

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Get To Know Your Officers

Get To Know Your Officers

August 2, 2019

They live, work and play in the Colorado River Valley. Get to know who they are and say hi! 

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Diversify Your Investments To Match Your Stage of Life

Diversify Your Investments To Match Your Stage of Life

July 16, 2019

Investing for the future is a long-time commitment, and the sooner you begin, the better off you will be at retirement. The way you approach investing should continuously change to match whatever stage of life you are in to ensure that your investments remain in line with your financial situation and life needs. Investing Early …

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Preventing Identity Theft

Preventing Identity Theft

July 16, 2019

Identity theft has become a trillion-dollar industry in an ever-expanding market. Working from the darkest corners of the world, identity thieves are relentless in their pursuit of your personal information to use it or sell it to the dark web. The big data breaches make the headlines, but each year tens of millions of people …

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Eco-friendly Flooring Guide

Eco-friendly Flooring Guide

July 16, 2019

Eco-friendly flooring options are affordable, stylish and durable. Here are the top six factors to consider when selecting eco-friendly flooring: Indoor pollution Maintenance Life cycleDistance to transport material to location it is being installedIs it renewable? Is it recyclable?How did harvesting the material affect the environment? Cork, bamboo, hardwood, natural stone and linoleum are among …

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