Synthetic Identity Fraud

Synthetic Identity Fraud

May 12, 2021

Of all the methods fraudsters use to steal identities, synthetic identity may be the most sinister. That’s because it could take years before it’s detected, and by then, the damage has been done and the fraudster has moved on to other victims. Here’s how synthetic identity fraud works: Swindlers use a stolen Social Security number …

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And Baby Makes Three: Financial Planning Before the Little One Arrives

And Baby Makes Three: Financial Planning Before the Little One Arrives

May 12, 2021

Dreaming of the pitter-patter of little feet in your home? If starting a family is in your near-term plans, now is a good time to take stock of your overall financial situation to determine any changes you may want to make before the addition of a new family member. Babies are irresistible, and there is …

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High School Graduation & Financing Higher Education

High School Graduation & Financing Higher Education

May 12, 2021

You’ve tossed the mortarboard in the air and been awarded your diploma. Congratulations! High school graduation signifies the end of an era for everyone, but for many students, they can be left wondering, ‘what’s next?’ Next steps can be particularly daunting if college tuition and the costs for higher learning aren’t funded by scholarships, college …

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Business Opportunity Scams

Business Opportunity Scams

April 20, 2021

If you’re looking for new business opportunities, be sure to take an extra measure of caution to ensure it’s not a scam. Each year, thousands of people in the U.S. are scammed out of thousands of dollars they invested in what was described as an easy money-making scheme. If it seems too good to be …

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Wealth Management in Pandemic Times

Wealth Management in Pandemic Times

April 20, 2021

The arrival of COVID-19 not only altered the way we live our daily lives, but it’s also changed the finances of most Americans in some way. From lost jobs and business closures to monthly spending declines—due to the fact that social distancing made it impossible to participate in many pre-pandemic activities—there are few individuals who …

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IRS Tax Fraud and Scams

IRS Tax Fraud and Scams

March 23, 2021

No one wants to be on the wrong side of the IRS, which is why, each year, in the months leading up to the May 17 extended tax filing deadline, scammers come out in full force to take advantage of the worries and fears of American taxpayers. Tax scammers utilize three effective lines of attack—by …

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Keep Your Credit Score High: Here’s How

Keep Your Credit Score High: Here’s How

March 23, 2021

Even if you’re not using your credit cards much during COVID-19, it’s still important to pay bills on time and use less of your available credit for your credit score to remain high. Despite the financial difficulties that COVID-19 has created for countless individuals and small businesses across the country, on average, credit scores in …

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Financial Savvy and Saving is Easy, with Alpine Bank’s Rewards Program

Financial Savvy and Saving is Easy, with Alpine Bank’s Rewards Program

March 23, 2021

Alpine Bank has a popular rewards program called Change Matters®, where each transaction made on an Alpine Bank Loyalty Visa® Debit Card is rounded up to the next whole dollar. The rounded-up amount is then transferred from a checking account into a designated Alpine Bank savings or money market account. Every quarter, Alpine Bank adds …

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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Summit County!

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Summit County!

February 22, 2021

Lot, Land, Construction & Permanent Mortgage Financing Options Looking for personalized, local guidance for your land or construction loan? Alpine Bank has flexible financing, local processing and knowledgeable lenders. In Summit County, Peter Ammon stands ready to help make your vision a reality. With Alpine Bank, you can be assured you get the right loan …

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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Pitkin County!

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Pitkin County!

February 22, 2021

Lot, Land, Construction & Permanent Mortgage Financing Options Looking for personalized, local guidance for your land or construction loan? Alpine Bank has flexible financing, local processing and knowledgeable lenders. In Pitkin County, Erin Earley stands ready to help make your vision a reality. With Alpine Bank, you can be assured you get the right loan …

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