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Money Basics

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Develop a Budget Creating a budget doesn’t have to be hard and it has many benefits! It’s an easy way to pinpoint areas where you can reduce spending and it can help build a habit of saving. Plus you can use your budget to set financial goals – whether that means building an emergency fund,…

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Death And Taxes – Two Certainties Of Life

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Death And Taxes – Two Certainties Of Life

There are no estate taxes or succession duties in Canada. However, taxes upon death have not disappeared. When a person dies, there is a ‘deemed disposition’ of all capital property. What does that mean? It means that the government treats all your property (unless jointly held) such stocks, bonds, RRSPs, real estate, etc as sold at…

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7 Common Mistakes of Estate Planning

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7 Common Mistakes of Estate Planning

Even though planning your estate isn’t an enjoyable job it’s necessary so that you can efficiently and successfully transfer all of your assets to those you leave behind.  With a bit of careful planning, your heirs can avoid having to pay estate taxes and federal taxes on your assets. As well, a well planned estate…

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Estate Planning For Your Elderly Parents

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Estate Planning For Your Elderly Parents

Many people will go out of their way to avoid talking about illness, death, and money where their aging parents are concerned. The reality is we all get older and eventually need help from others. The more prepared you are today, the easier it will be for everyone down the road. If you haven’t had…

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Personal Financial Planning

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Personal Financial Planning

Five must-ask questions (NC)-Beware of estate planners charging little or nothing to draft your estate plan. They are likely earning a commission on the investment products they recommend – which could compromise the objectivity of their advice. And note that competent estate planners should offer a holistic approach to estate planning. That is, an objective…

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The Basics Of Estate Planning

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The Basics Of Estate Planning

  Estate Planning may be a word that is encountered by many citizens especially the elderly. What is Estate Planning? What benefits does it provide to people?   Estate Planning is a method of arranging and considering alternatives that will satisfy specific wishes and goals to prepare for things that may happen to a person…

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Nodaway Valley Bank’s Look at the Last 150 Years

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Nodaway Valley Bank’s Look at the Last 150 Years

Nodaway Valley Bank’s Look at the Last 150 Years Although the actual date is not until December, Nodaway Valley Bank will be celebrating the 150th anniversary throughout 2018.   On December 4, 1868, Maryville’s first bank, known as the George S. Baker & Co., Bankers, opened its doors for business on the site of the present…

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Nodaway Valley Bank | Celebrating 150 Years

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Nodaway Valley Bank | Celebrating 150 Years

Nodaway Valley Bank | Celebrating 150 Years After a century and a half, Nodaway Valley Bank has become a household name in Northwest Missouri. Known by customers for mutual respect, fairness, and exemplary customer service, NVB has withstood the test of time by living up to  the founder’s motto of “Safety & Dependability.” Before the…

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Nodaway Valley Bank Observes 150th Anniversary in 2018

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Nodaway Valley Bank Observes 150th Anniversary in 2018

Nodaway Valley Bank Observes 150th Anniversary in 2018 Although the actual date is not until December, Nodaway Valley Bank will be celebrating the 150th anniversary throughout 2018.  On December 4, 1868, Maryville’s first bank, known as the George S. Baker & Co., Bankers, opened its doors for business on the site of the present bank…

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Credit Management

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Credit Management

Credit Management Get Your Free Credit Report The Fair Credit Reporting Act guarantees you FREE access to your credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. Although there are many TV ads, email offers, and online search results that may tout “free” credit…

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