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  • Avoiding check fraud

    07/17/17

    It seems like headlines these days are all about sophisticated hackers and complicated scams, but old-fashioned check fraud presents a greater risk to the average person and it’s on the rise. Protecting yourself from check fraud is simple if you

  • Retirement: What you need to know to get on track and stay there

    06/12/17

    Did you know that even someone with a modest income can retire a millionaire? The two most important factors are time and consistency. The earlier you begin saving, the better. So let’s get started with what you need to know. How much should I save

  • An overview of common loans that most banks offer:

    05/15/17

    Auto Loan Used to buy a car. Getting pre-qualified before shopping can help you understand what you can afford. Cash Advances Short-term loans used to cover unexpected expenses. The higher interest rates add up fast if you don’t pay them back

  • Credit scores: Why they are more important than you think and what to do about it

    04/17/17

    Your credit score isn’t just for getting loans. It plays a role in how much you pay for cars and homes. Landlords may look at your credit score before deciding to rent to you. Bad credit can cause you to pay more for insurance, cellphone plans,

  • Buying a home: What to consider

    03/21/17

    Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions most people make. The average homeowner will be in their home for 13 years 1 . So it’s important to choose a home that you can afford now, and that will contribute to your quality of life for

  • Chip cards: How to be a pro in the check out line

    02/20/17

    Chip cards, also known as EMV cards, are the new standard for credit and debit payments. But why do you need them, and how do you make the check out experience go smoothly? Here’s what you need to know: Dip instead of swipe Chips put an end to

  • Fighting fraud: How to identify and protect yourself from scammers

    01/18/17

    Protecting your identity can feel like an overwhelming task. But there are a few simple things you can do to avoid becoming a victim. Common scams You’ll find these strategies used in emails, on social media and when shopping online. Someone can’t

  • Re-constructing a community

    01/08/15

    Started in the 1940’s, Snyder Construction Company is a fourth-generation run family business that has always been highly involved in building their community. But, in late May of 2011, Snyder construction realized just how important their community

  • Building a 15,000-seat community

    12/11/14

    There is something special about an arena. Whether you’re at a concert or a ballgame, you cheer for the same thing at the same time with thousands of people you may not even know. It is an experience that binds you all together, and creates a very

  • You can't buy respect

    09/18/14

    Bill’s Volume Sales, Inc. started in a feedlot in 1963. Not too long after that, Bill Pullen started banking with Roy Dinsdale, the founder of Pinnacle Bank. Over the decades, the two businesses have grown together. Today Bill’s Volume Sales offers