Category Archives: Retail

Tips for Holiday Shopping

Before you join the Christmas shoppers, consider some ways to keep your hard-earned money and stay safe from the potential of holiday scams. Making a List… and create a Budget. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to lead to spending more than you can afford. This year, take steps to avoid a gloomy credit card statement in […]

EMV Chip Q&A

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the EMV Chip card from MasterCard. As always, please let us know if you have questions. EMV FAQ

Where Are Mortgage Rates Going?

The most popular question people are asking us is where are mortgage rates going and did we hit bottom. Only time will tell, but the Fed has made an announcement last week that could affect rates going forward. They announced their participation in the purchase of Mortgage Backed Securities is ending. The Fed decided to […]

Fraud

Scam Awareness: How to Beat the Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scam

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You’ve won a new car or a dream vacation or cash—in a contest you never entered! This sounds too good to be true because it’s a scam. This con fools you into thinking you’ve won a prize or lottery jackpot, but you need to pay upfront fees to receive it. No matter how much you [...]

Financial Topics

Viewpoints - August 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Latest updates from our friends at Northern Trust. Viewpoints August, 2017

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Business Pulse - Cybersecurity has emerged as a major issue for CEOs

Monday, July 27, 2015

CEOs Express Concern about the Cybersecurity of their Business. Read the full report here. Business Pulse – JUNE 2015 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CYBERSECURITY  

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. 2nd Quarter 2015 Earnings Release

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQB: NCBS) earnings release for 2nd quarter 2015. 2Q15 Earnings Release

How to Ensure a Good Credit Score

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First, let’s understand how your credit score is determined. Your credit score is broken down into five categories weighted accordingly: Payment history = 35% Total amount owed = 30% Length of credit history = 15% New credit = 10% Type of credit in use = 10% MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME. This is the most [...]

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