Estate Planning Now

Estate Planning Now

July 16, 2020

COVID-19 has reminded people that life is fragile and fleeting. While we’d prefer to focus on things like mindless Netflix shows in the wake of the pandemic, social distancing and stay-at-home orders have provided many people with a lot of extra time on their hands, so it is the perfect time to create an estate …

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Educating Teens about Online Fraud

Educating Teens about Online Fraud

July 16, 2020

Teenagers have been active users of social media for years, and with schools across the country closed for months now and social distancing rules drastically limiting opportunities to interact with friends, their online activity has only increased. Not surprisingly, many cyber criminals are turning to social media as a means of targeting teenagers, and it …

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Q&A with Amanda Miller, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

Q&A with Amanda Miller, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

June 18, 2020

Q: Did the CARES Act ease retirement account rules? A: The short answer is yes! The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, together with new IRS and Treasury announcements, have temporarily changed deadlines, age restrictions and dollar amounts for certain retirement account transactions, helping to put a little more money into …

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Midyear Review

Midyear Review

June 18, 2020

Spring is the perfect time to take stock of your financial situation and make sure that everything is in order. And in the wake of COVID-19 and the devastation that social distancing is wreaking on many people’s finances, a midyear financial review is more important than ever. Even if you have been diligently saving for …

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Debit Card Scams

Debit Card Scams

June 18, 2020

Debit card use is up significantly in the U.S. and, as you might imagine, so are debit card scams. While scammers don’t necessarily discriminate between debit cards and credit cards, consumers are at more risk using their debit cards. That’s because debit cards are connected to a checking account and customers’ hard-earned money.  So, one …

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Businesses Sell on Google Shopping for Free

Businesses Sell on Google Shopping for Free

June 18, 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Google has opened up its Google Shopping platform to businesses for free. Historically, the only way a business could get its products to appear in this high-visibility part of Google was to buy search ads. Now that the coronavirus has led businesses everywhere to struggle to remain open, Google has …

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How can I bank from home, work, or the hills?

How can I bank from home, work, or the hills?

June 18, 2020

It’s easy to bank anytime, anywhere with AlpineMobile[1]. As an Alpine Bank customer, you can stay on top of your finances from wherever you are 24/7. You must already be enrolled in Alpine Online®[2]. Then once you are enrolled, you can sign up for AlpineMobile, and you can use your web-enabled device or a cell …

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Use Credit Wisely in Uncertain Times

Use Credit Wisely in Uncertain Times

May 15, 2020

Relying on credit cards is never ideal, but there are times when it may be a necessity. The emergence of COVID-19 and the extraordinary measures it has necessitated have meant radical changes in the daily lives of people around the world. With people forced to stay at home and businesses having to temporarily, or in …

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Marriage and Money

Marriage and Money

May 15, 2020

Marriage is for better or worse –it says it right there in the vows. No one gets married with expectations of bad things happening in their relationships or their lives. In the midst of a global pandemic that is wreaking havoc on people’s lives and economies around the world, however, some may look at the …

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Financing College for Your Child

Financing College for Your Child

April 17, 2020

Funding a child’s college education is one of the biggest expenses you will have in your lifetime, so it is never too early to start planning and saving. Just make sure that you are doing so in the smartest way possible and that you aren’t sacrificing equally important things, such as saving for your own …

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