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Does the high cost of rent have you down? It turns out it could have a major long term effect on your finances too. I came across an interesting study last week from Rent Café that says millennials spend about $93,000 on rent by the time they turn 30.… Read More

 Millions of Americans are dealing with debt overload every day. If you’re struggling to pay your loans, credit cards or other bills, here are some steps you can take to begin managing the problems. Create a budget. Budgeting gives a clear picture of what you can afford so you… Read More

Ferocious storms, earthquakes and other disasters rarely give advance warning and can happen anytime. Whether a natural catastrophe strikes an entire community or a fire destroys a single home, the consequences for the survivors can be traumatic, including severe financial losses from uninsured property, the destruction of vital documents… Read More

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Is it time for your financial checkup? Any time of year, but particularly the start of a new year, is a good time to reflect on how you are managing your finances and to consider whether you would benefit from some changes. Here’s a checklist of questions and suggestions… Read More

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Getting or keeping a business up and running can be rewarding, but it also can be risky and time-consuming. Here are some simple strategies that may help entrepreneurs and other small business owners get the most from their banking relationships and avoid frauds or scams. The Basics Prepare or… Read More

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How to Protect Money for Your Heirs in FDIC-Insured Accounts Among the many reasons people put significant sums in FDIC-insured deposits is to keep that money safe — for themselves and for their heirs. While the FDIC doesn’t recommend particular financial products or strategies for achieving your estate-planning goals,… Read More

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You can meet your goals with automated deposits and investments Many people starting out in their careers find themselves burdened with lots of debt (perhaps from student loans, credit cards and car loans) and very little savings for future needs. But there are simple strategies for gradually building small… Read More

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10 Tips to Green Your Home and Save Money Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, chances are you care about protecting the environment – and saving money. Here are some tips from Lyon County State Bank to help you do both. Location, location, location efficiency. Carefully consider the… Read More

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Here are key tips to help your high school students begin to connect the facts of personal financial education with real-life opportunities … and then to begin implementing them. Get to know what taxes are: If you haven’t already, review a pay stub together and explain that the taxes… Read More

Middle-school children are more likely to begin earning money outside of the house, and their increasing “wealth” and independence can open the door to costly impulse purchases. What advice can parents and guardians pass along to them? Work more, earn more: Create opportunities for your child to earn more… Read More

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