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The Benefits of a Local Community Bank for Small Business Loans

The Benefits of a Local Community Bank for Small Business Loans

If you run a small business in Montana, it’s almost certain you’ll apply for a loan at some point during your business’s journey. Whether you need expansion capital or need extra cash to improve everyday operations, a small business loan can help you reach your goals...

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Artist in Residence – Jake Mosher

Artist in Residence – Jake Mosher

Our Spring Artist in Residence is award winning nature photographer Jake Mosher! Jake grew up in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, a stone's throw from the Quebec border and has, for the past twenty-five years, lived in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. He’s worked as a...

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How to Survive Tax Season in 5 Steps

How to Survive Tax Season in 5 Steps

March doesn’t just mean spring is coming up soon. It also means tax season is around the corner. Most people start to stress at the words “tax season.” They worry they are underprepared for filling out forms, tracking down documents, and putting in extra time and work...

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Build Your Money Confidence with Financial Education Tools

Build Your Money Confidence with Financial Education Tools

Nowadays, it’s difficult to make financial decisions without having a solid foundation in saving, investing, and responsible spending. A 2018 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) found that 53% of adults say thinking about their financial...

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Artists in Residence: Janet Móczár-Buti and Jim Buti

Artists in Residence: Janet Móczár-Buti and Jim Buti

Jim Buti and Janet Móczár-Buti are husband and wife, painting individually on some pieces, and collaborating on others. Janet Móczár-Buti Janet grew up in Western Montana where she immersed herself into her surroundings. Being homeschooled she was encouraged to...

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Strong Year for Home Sales

Strong Year for Home Sales

Strong Year for Home Sales: Mortgage Market News for the week ended January 21, 2022 With no major economic news, the investor outlook for growth and inflation remained the same this week. Mortgage markets experienced some daily volatility, but rates ended the week...

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Consumer Spending Drops

Consumer Spending Drops

Mortgage Market News for the week ended January 14, 2022 Investors were focused on two major economic reports this week measuring consumer spending and inflation. While retail sales were much weaker than expected and CPI inflation a bit stronger, neither report caused...

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Mortgage Rates Rise

Mortgage Rates Rise

Mortgage Rates Rise: Mortgage Market News for the week ended January 07, 2022 Concerned about higher inflation, investors began the year by pushing up bond yields. Wednesday's more hawkish (in favor of tighter monetary policy) than expected Fed minutes then sparked...

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Central Bank Meetings

Central Bank Meetings

Mortgage Market News for the week ended December 17, 2021 This week was packed with major economic news, most notably US and European central bank meetings. While daily volatility was high, however, these influences were mostly offsetting, and mortgage rates ended the...

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