Teens Want to Start Their Own Businesses

Teens Want to Start Their Own Businesses

February 20, 2019

Junior Achievement (JA) and Ernst & Young (EY) recently teamed up to conduct a pair of surveys. One polled 1,000 “nationally representative” teens, ages 13-17, in the United States. The other polled 500 U.S. entrepreneurs. The teen survey found that 41 percent of teenagers would consider starting a business as a career option. It also …

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Tax Preparation in the New Year

Tax Preparation in the New Year

February 20, 2019

When the crystal ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, it brought an end to 2018, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there is nothing left that you can do to lower any taxes you may owe on your 2018 income.             While the first notes of Auld Lang Syne meant the end to …

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Calculate your Carbon Footprint

Calculate your Carbon Footprint

February 20, 2019

A carbon footprint is based on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that a person contributes to the environment each year. This is calculated from how many miles you drive on an annual basis to your electricity usage and various other factors. There are a wide variety of websites that offer useful emission calculators to …

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Tax Scams are Surging – Beware!

Tax Scams are Surging – Beware!

February 20, 2019

Each year IRS tax scam artists dupe thousands of taxpayers into revealing sensitive information that leads to stolen identities and money. And, as their methods become more sophisticated and pervasive, they are becoming harder to detect as fraud. As with any type of scam, you are the first and last line of defense, so it …

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Update: Loans for Furloughed Government Employees

Update: Loans for Furloughed Government Employees

February 15, 2019

Update: With the news that the federal government shutdown is resolved, we wanted to touch base and offer a couple of reminders regarding your furlough loan with Alpine Bank. February 15, 2019 marks the official end of the partial government shutdown. As a result, February 19, 2019 marks the start of the six-month period during …

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Caring for Eagle and Vail Valleys since 1983

Caring for Eagle and Vail Valleys since 1983

January 22, 2019

At Alpine Bank we’re proud of our deep roots in the Eagle and Vail valley communities. We’ve been serving our valued customers here from our five area branches for an average of 24 years, and we’re here to stay. We care about each one of our customers, providing tailored, flexible financial services and solutions to …

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Home Electronics: The Energy Vampires

Home Electronics: The Energy Vampires

January 16, 2019

Did you know that an estimated 10 to 15 percent of all electricity used in the home is typically consumed by electronic devices? Thus, computers, televisions and other electronics are termed ‘vampires’ as they suck energy while they are plugged in, even when not in use. Home electronics seem to keep multiplying in this day …

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Be Aware of the Latest Cyber-fraud Tactics

Be Aware of the Latest Cyber-fraud Tactics

January 16, 2019

Another year and another cybercrime tactic. Just as technology seems to change and advance at the speed of light, so too do the scams that cybercriminals rely on to steal from individuals and organizations. As with past years, one of the newest approaches cybercriminals are relying on is impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This …

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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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Romance Scams

Romance Scams

January 16, 2019

It was purely an online connection – a dalliance into digital romance with hopes of leading to something real. She met him on a dating site where he stood out among all the other suitors. They would never meet in person, but she still fell in love and wanted to make him happy. After a …

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