Ring in 2019 with a Financial Plan

Ring in 2019 with a Financial Plan

January 16, 2019

If making resolutions are part of your plans for the new year, make sure that some of them are financial. With a little bit of planning, your financial resolutions could begin paying off before you’ve abandoned your last diet or exercise-related resolutions –which is apparently before the end of February for most Americans, according to …

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Scholarship Opportunities:  A Message From Our Chairman

Scholarship Opportunities: A Message From Our Chairman

January 15, 2019

“In January 1973, when we opened the doors of our first bank in Carbondale, Colorado, Alpine Bank’s mission as a community bank was to be just that – focused on community. We can think of no better community endeavor than to help our neighbors further their education. We are proud to offer these scholarships as well as …

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Year-end Charitable Gifts

Year-end Charitable Gifts

December 6, 2018

           With the holiday season already upon us and the calendar year rapidly winding to a close, it is once again time to start thinking about gift-giving–from presents for family and loved ones to charitable contributions made to nonprofit organizations. In the wake of last year’s year-end tax changes, however, you may want to consider …

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SBA Touts its Lending Momentum

SBA Touts its Lending Momentum

December 6, 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced its lending numbers for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), highlighting that it guaranteed more than $30 billion to small businesses that it says would not have had access to capital otherwise. “We are providing tools, resources and access to capital for America’s 30 million small businesses, and our …

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Tackle Estate Planning

Tackle Estate Planning

November 19, 2018

It has been more than 230 years since poet Robert Burns wrote the words “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” yet the phrase remains with us today. While things don’t always go the way we plan, when it comes to your financial and healthcare future, you need to make a …

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Get Your Specific FICO Score Before Borrowing

Get Your Specific FICO Score Before Borrowing

November 19, 2018

If you’ve ever applied for a loan or credit, you are probably aware of the importance of your credit score –the three-digit number used to measure how likely you are to pay back what you borrow.  What you may not be aware of is that you have multiple credit scores specific to different types of …

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Stop Fraud Colorado!

Stop Fraud Colorado!

November 19, 2018

As part of wishing you a happy holiday season, Alpine Bank wants to share some tips from the Colorado Attorney General on how to keep your holiday fraud free. Unfortunately, this time of year provides opportunities for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of our generous natures. Be alert for charity scams, identity theft and different …

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Making Your Accounts More Secure

Making Your Accounts More Secure

October 5, 2018

Here are six Cyber Security tips to make your accounts even more secure: TIP #1 – Multi-Factor authentication and notifications Enabling login notifications, account notifications, and multi-factor authentication on all of your accounts can greatly reduce the effects of your password getting compromised. • Turn on Login notifications. • Enable multi-factor authentication or one-time passcodes …

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Small Businesses Pleased With Business Conditions

Small Businesses Pleased With Business Conditions

October 5, 2018

CNBC and SurveyMonkey recently announced results from their quarterly small business survey. Every quarter, the two organizations poll over 2,000 small business owners to “measure the vitality of the American economy,” and get a sense of how small business owners view the current landscape. Fifty-eight percent of small business owners believe overall conditions are good. …

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Retirement Planning: Professional Help Can Pay Off

Retirement Planning: Professional Help Can Pay Off

October 5, 2018

Gone are the days when retirement meant the ability to live comfortably off payouts from a pension plan and Social Security benefits. People are living longer, increasing the odds that the average retiree will face significant medical expenses or long-term care. Planning for retirement has become more important than ever. According to the U.S. Census …

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