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Do You Make These Common Investment Mistakes?

Two basic investment mistakes are all too common.

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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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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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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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5 Must-Do Tasks When Selling Your Home

Prepare your home for sale with these 5 tips.

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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 to Save for Closing Costs

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

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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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2016 Outlook May Be Better Than Projected

For some, 2016 may bring better numbers than anticipated.

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2016 Ag Outlook (Part 2): Historical Perspective

Despite financial stress, the overall financial health of the farm sector is still strong.

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2016 Ag Outlook (Part 3): Reasons for Optimism

Agriculture will continue to evolve and become more efficient.

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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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When Risk Becomes Uncertainty

Agricultural producers, like their lenders, are both in the risk management business.

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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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The Agriculture Super-Cycle: The Aftermath

We’ll likely look back at 2006-2012 as the “good old days” of grain farming.

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The Agriculture Super-Cycle: What Happens Now

Most farm producers are now facing the potential ramifications of super-cycle decisions.

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The Agriculture Super-Cycle: The Farmer’s and Rancher’s New Boss

The consumer is driving the future of how food is produced.

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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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