• Stop Prescreened Credit and Insurance Offers

    Jul 03, 2024

    Do you receive unsolicited credit or insurance offers? Many, if not most, are a result of a "prescreening" of your credit report. Learn how prescreening works and how to opt out.Full Story

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  • Five Beneficial Money Habits you Can Put into Practice Right Now

    Jun 21, 2024

    When it comes to saving, investing, or getting your finances in order, the process can often feel daunting. You may find yourself waiting for the next big life event or pushing off the process until the next month or the New Year. You might be unsure of where to start, or perhaps you feel like you’re lacking in resources or professional advice.Full Story

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  • PODCAST: Alice Frazier - From Cowgirl to Batman

    Jun 17, 2024

    PODCAST: Alice Frazier shares life experiences that shaped her pathway from cowgirl to Batman. Nathan Baumeister leads BCT's President and CEO through an in-depth conversation of discovery, challenges, and unexpected opportunities. Full Story

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  • Financial Literacy is Key to Effective Money Management for Teens...and the Whole Family

    Jun 17, 2024

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once stated, “Financial education is a process that should begin at an early age and continue throughout life. This cumulative process builds the skills necessary for making critical financial decisions.” Full Story

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  • Tips to Take the Financial Stress out of Travel

    Jun 05, 2024

    Vacations are meant to be relaxing, but under planning and overspending can lead to financial stressors. Consider the following tips to reduce travel-related anxiety and help you make the most out of your time away—whether journeying across state lines or overseas.Full Story

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  • "Pig Butchering" Crypto Scams a Growing Concern

    May 22, 2024

    A new form of investment scam has skyrocketed in recent years as criminal syndicates target consumers through online channels. Called “pig butchering,” this new scam is increasingly relevant, including among the consumers and communities that community banks serve.Full Story

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  • Preparing Your Home to Sell This Summer

    Mar 07, 2024

    Summer is peak season for the housing market, which means competition will be sizzling. If you’re selling this season, strike while the iron (like the weather) is hot by getting your home into tip-top shape before you even list it. How? Follow these tips and make your house the stand-out property of the season.Full Story

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  • 2024 New Year's Letter from Alice

    Jan 01, 2024

    Dear Clients, Friends, and Neighbors, my husband gave our adult children a special pen and journal for Christmas this year. His words of wisdom were, “Be sure to look around and take in those special moments coming to you in 2024. Take time to journal all that you see and feel. Many years from now you will appreciate the opportunity to read your thoughts from back-in-the-day.” Full Story

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    Alice Frazier, BCT President & CEO