Work at Home Scams

Work at Home Scams

January 19, 2021

One thing can be said about scammers: they never let a good crisis pass them by. Such is the case with the COVID pandemic, which has led to an increase in the number of people looking for work-at-home job opportunities. While there are many legitimate work-at-home opportunities, it is essential to look at each one …

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Your 2021 Tax Preparation Starts Now

Your 2021 Tax Preparation Starts Now

January 19, 2021

There is plenty of speculation regarding changes that may occur on the tax front for the 2021 filing year as a result of the new Biden Administration. Even if major tax changes are on the horizon, it will still take time for anything to be passed in Congress. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be …

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Your 2021 Finances

Your 2021 Finances

December 15, 2020

As what feels to many of us like the longest year ever finally draws to a close, it is time to start thinking about 2021. Even though there seems to be good news in the way of a viable vaccine, the unfortunate reality is that it will still be a while before the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Digital Banking: Key Tools for your Business during COVID-19

Digital Banking: Key Tools for your Business during COVID-19

December 9, 2020

With COVID-19 changing the way we do things every day, it’s important to ensure that you can use all the tools at your disposal when it comes to taking care of your business-related finances. Digital banking has come a long way in recent years, and now it can offer many ways for you to stay …

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Q&A with Matt Michalski, Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President

Q&A with Matt Michalski, Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President

November 23, 2020

Q: Given current uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the economy and the government’s response, is it still a good idea to do year-end financial planning? A: It has been proven over time to be worth your while to update your financial plan to refocus on the future and revisit your long-term goals. Here is a year-end …

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PCs for People: Narrowing the Digital Divide

PCs for People: Narrowing the Digital Divide

November 23, 2020

You may not know that 54,000 Colorado students lack computers or the internet connection they need for online learning, a challenge magnified by COVID. Alpine Bank wants you to know about a remarkable nonprofit, PCs for People (PCFP), which is helping bridge this digital divide. PCFP refurbishes used computers—assuring secure, certified data destruction and hardware …

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Update on the Small Business Economy

Update on the Small Business Economy

October 21, 2020

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center recently released results of an industry-specific survey regarding the small business economy. It looked at the construction, manufacturing, retail and service industries. Holly Wade, NFIB director of Research & Policy Analysis, commented, “Small businesses are working hard to stay open while they continue to navigate the …

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Beware of Mortgage Fraud

Beware of Mortgage Fraud

October 21, 2020

Mortgage fraud is on the rise. It is especially prevalent during periods of economic chaos and upheaval in the housing market as more homeowners face foreclosure, and scammers target overwhelmed lenders. Unscrupulous lenders can also get into the act by targeting distressed homeowners. There are two types of mortgage fraud – fraud for housing, which …

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Don’t Put Off Legacy Planning

Don’t Put Off Legacy Planning

October 21, 2020

Death is a topic most people tend to avoid—particularly when it is their own. But global pandemics have a way of reminding people that none of us is immortal and that, like it or not, there will come a time when we are no longer around. Given this reality, coupled with fluctuating market conditions due …

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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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