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5 Tips for Buying in a Seller’s Market

Our experts share 5 tips to give you an advantage when it comes to buying in a seller’s market.

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5 Things Our Bankers Look for in a Great Business Plan

The key to improving your odds of securing approval for a new business loan is organization.

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Mortgage Shopping? Know Your Rates

When comparing loans, it’s important to look at the APR (annual percentage rate) and interest rate.

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Get Foreign Currency at Any Bell Bank Branch

You can purchase and sell back foreign currency at any of our full-service branches.

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Are You Prepared to Handle the Uncertainties of Retirement?

Several uncertainties can thwart your retirement plans.

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Buying a Car? Do This First

If you’re thinking about buying a new car, contact us before you go on your first test drive.

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Protect Your Heart and Your Money

If you try to connect with someone through online dating, beware of scammers.

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How to Make Mobile and Online Banking Transfers

Transferring money from one account to another is quick and easy.

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The Worst Financial Advice I Ever Received

When you’re deciding whether to follow financial advice, consider the source.

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Fall is a Good Time to Buy a Home

Learn several key factors that make home-buying this fall attractive.

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How Much Home Can You Afford?

House hunting? Use our handy calculator to find out how much you can afford.

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Everyone Should Think About Long-Term Care

As you think about retirement, you should consider your long-term care.

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What College Students Need to Know About Money Management

Here are 5 money management basics for college students.

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3 Unexpected Expenses of Home Ownership

There are extra expenses in home ownership you likely didn’t have to pay when renting.

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You Don’t Have to Amass Huge College Debt

There are alternatives to accumulating huge college debt.

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Change of Address? Let Us Know!

It’s important to let us know if you change your address or phone number.

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Deposit Checks from Your Smart Phone

Did you know you can deposit checks right from your smart phone?

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Do You Make These Common Investment Mistakes?

Two basic investment mistakes are all too common.

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Follow These Financial Game Plan Strategies

To give your financial plan a chance at success, here are a few strategies to follow.

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CardValet Saves the Day

Bell customer Ann W. was in a hurry as she went through the drive-up ATM.

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Talk to a Person, Not a Machine

When you call our customer service center, a real person will answer.

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5 Must-Do Tasks When Selling Your Home

Prepare your home for sale with these 5 tips.

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How to Save for Closing Costs

Closing costs don't have to keep you from owning a home.

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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance?

Here are 3 reasons why refinancing now may be right for you.

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How Marital Status Affects Your Social Security

As you approach retirement, you have decisions to make about your Social Security benefits.

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Qualifying for a Mortgage May Be Easier Than You Think

Ready to buy? Qualifying for a mortgage may be easier than you think.

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Get Answers to Your Home Equity Questions

Find answers to common questions about home equity loans and credit lines.

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Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals

Ransomware is a serious online threat. Take steps to protect yourself.

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Help Your Teen Manage Money

You can teach kids to manage their money as soon as they receive their first paycheck.

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7 Financial Tips For Traveling Abroad

Here are some top tips for managing your money when traveling outside the country.

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Don't Avoid Business Succession Planning

A succession plan is crucial to the transition of your business.

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"Real World" Finances for College Grads

Find answers for college grads as they enter the "real world."

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Start Out on the Right Financial Foot

Starting your first job can be overwhelming.

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Home Buying in a Hot Market

Spring is here, and the housing market is already heating up.

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How to Buy a Cabin or Vacation Home in Another State

Find answers to common questions about buying a place in another state.

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How to Make Your Money Work for You

It can be challenging to know when to move your money or open a different account.

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5 Habits of Financially Successful People

Here are some ways you can start creating your own financial luck now.

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Don’t Miss These 3 Banking Options for Your Smartphone

Bell Bank offers three free smartphone options that can simplify your finances.

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How to Pay Down Debt and Save for Retirement

It is possible and essential to both plan for retirement and pay down debt – and it’s not as hard as many think.

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Don’t Miss This Retirement Strategy

People often overlook life insurance in their legacy planning.

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Get the Latest 401(k) Changes for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service kept the most popular 401(k) limits the same for 2017.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Jump-start your retirement savings, or give them a boost, with these five tips.

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3 Savings Challenges with Guaranteed Success

You can save more than $1,000 in a year with these three fun and easy challenges.

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Why You Should Set Up and Use Mobile Wallets

You can now use mobile wallets with your Bell Bank debit card.

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How to Protect Yourself From Imposter Scams

The FTC warns of several common imposter scams. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Saving Made Simple

In two easy steps, you can build a $10,000 savings account in four years without missing the money.

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Stepping into Retirement

This handy guide can help you develop or enhance your retirement savings plan.

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Planning Your Financial Future Together

Learn 3 reasons why couples should make financial decisions together.

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The Road Less Travelled: Bell Bank Wealth Management

Bell Bank Wealth Management bucks trends with number of women working in financial services.

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On the Right Path

Women who work for Bell Bank Wealth Management share their client experiences.

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How to Get Started on Your Estate Plan

Most people should have an estate plan. Here's what you need.

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Five Components of a Solid Retirement Plan

There are five main components to a well-thought-out retirement plan.

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Millennials, You Can Purchase Your First Home

With the right steps, the thought of buying a home doesn’t have to be daunting.

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5 Credit Keys For Your Dream Home

These tips can help you save money and ensure a smooth approval process.

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What You Should Know About College Savings

Let’s “debunk” some college savings myths, so you can get started right away.

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Ten Keys to "Training" for Retirement

Jeff Melchior offers a “Top 10” list that can be applied to saving for retirement.

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How to Ensure Worry-Free Travel With Your Debit/Credit Card

Here are a few ways you can help minimize problems when traveling.

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How Many Legs Does Your Retirement "Stool" Have?

Retirement has become an ever-increasing balancing act.

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Tammy Wood: Teaching to Give, Save and Spend

Tammy Wood loves helping people create a path to achieve their dreams and goals.

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Common Questions About Mastercard® Debit Cards

Get answers about your Debit Mastercard® with EMV/chip technology.

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Why Do You Need a Certified Financial Planner?

Here are five good reasons to consider a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

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Farm Succession Planning: Don't Wait!

When should you begin your farm succession plan? Now.

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What to Know About Your Bell Debit Card

You’ve activated your new Bell debit card. Now what?

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Greg Sweeney: Living an Adventure Every Day

Greg Sweeney, chief investment officer for Bell Wealth, is an adventurer.

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What to Consider When Buying a Second Home

Buying a second home is a great option, and here's what to consider.

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