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Banking Tips for Buying a Home in Montana

Banking Tips for Buying a Home in Montana

Buying a home in Montana is a significant milestone. While incredibly rewarding, it requires serious planning and preparation. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, moving someplace new, or purchasing property as an investment, getting your financial foundation in...

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The 8 Best Ways to Invest Your Tax Return This Year

The 8 Best Ways to Invest Your Tax Return This Year

Receiving your tax return is exciting, especially if you want to boost your financial health. No matter how much you are expecting to receive from the IRS, there are strategic ways to invest your tax return to support your current and future finances. If you’re...

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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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