Don’t Let COVID Change Your Retirement Plan

Don’t Let COVID Change Your Retirement Plan

September 16, 2020

Planning for retirement is never easy, but how do you do it in the middle of a global pandemic? Depending on where you are in your retirement planning, the best approach may be to stay the course you were already on. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down—impacting everything from people’s day-to-day routines …

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Q&A with Jesse Bopp, J.D., Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President and Client Executive

Q&A with Jesse Bopp, J.D., Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President and Client Executive

September 16, 2020

Q&A with Jesse Bopp, J.D., Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President and Client Executive Q: What happens if I die without a Will? A: As explained in our August Financial News article, having a Will, Trust, or other estate plan is always a good idea. Yet, what happens when a person dies ‘intestate’ (without a …

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Social Security Can Provide Temporary Income

Social Security Can Provide Temporary Income

September 16, 2020

Social Security Can Provide Temporary Income The arrival of the coronavirus has resulted in job losses—from temporary furloughs to permanent layoffs— for millions of Americans. With no end government relief measures coming to an end, many people are scrambling for ways to make ends meet until the pandemic ends and the employment landscape improves. Until …

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Mind Your Money!

Mind Your Money!

August 13, 2020

Your financial well-being is important, and Alpine Bank is committed to providing you with the resources you need to succeed. We are thrilled to introduce a new personalized financial education tool to help you mind your money. Learn more about important personal finance topics such as budgeting, investing, homeownership, retirement planning and more. Highlights of …

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Q&A with Darla Daniel, Vice President – Trust Counsel, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

Q&A with Darla Daniel, Vice President – Trust Counsel, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

August 13, 2020

Darla Daniel, Vice President – Trust Counsel, Alpine Bank Wealth Management Estate Planning 101  Q1:  What is the difference between a general durable power of attorney and a medical durable power of attorney and why do I need both? A: A general durable power of attorney is one in which you appoint a family member, …

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Scams Target Small Businesses

Scams Target Small Businesses

August 13, 2020

Scams Target Small Businesses Small businesses have long been a target of scammers and, as technology continues to advance, the scams have become more sophisticated and harder to defend against.  Businesses need to be on the lookout for these scams, some of which have been around for years, while others are riding the wave of …

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Investing During COVID-19

Investing During COVID-19

August 13, 2020

The arrival of COVID-19 has turned the world upside down over the past few months and that includes many people’s investments. With the onset of social distancing and the shutdown of businesses across the country, many investors saw the value of their retirement savings plummet. Though the market has since rebounded, it is unclear how …

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Small Businesses Surveyed

Small Businesses Surveyed

August 13, 2020

A recent survey from the NFIB Research Center revealed that 27% of business owners reported experiencing a significant or moderate increase in sales as a result of eased restrictions related to the coronavirus.[1] An additional 27% reported a “slight” increase. Forty-two percent reported experiencing no change. National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Director of Research …

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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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