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Thursday February 20 2020

Ready to Buy? Get Pre-Approved!

Ready to Buy? Get Pre-Approved!

It’s time! You’ve saved, paid down debt, and dreamed of your new home. Now you are ready to take the plunge and buy a new home. Before you start internet searching and setting appointments with your realtor, you should meet with your trusted mortgage lender to get pre-approved and here’s why...

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Tuesday February 18 2020

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims. To keep yourself safe, be suspicious of any communication from the IRS – through email, text or social media – that requests personal information. And keep a watchful eye out for missing W-2s and mail containing sensitive financial information.

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Wednesday February 05 2020

Flooding: Are you Covered?

Flooding: Are you Covered?

As winter settles in and the snow continues to fly, it’s inevitable to look forward to spring. We know each year’s spring thaw and precipitation increase the chances of area lakes and rivers swelling and overflowing their banks, but do you know if you are adequately protected if a flood does happen?

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Tuesday February 04 2020

TANNER GRUNEWALD PROMOTED AT BANK FORWARD

TANNER GRUNEWALD PROMOTED AT BANK FORWARD

Bank Forward is pleased to announce the promotion of Tanner Grunewald to loan officer.

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Wednesday October 02 2019

Tips to Safeguard Data

Tips to Safeguard Data

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) reminds consumers of our shared responsibility to practice strong cybersecurity habits while on the go, in the workplace and at home to avoid becoming victimized by a cyberattack.

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Wednesday July 31 2019

Hands-Free MN - Are you ready?

Hands-Free MN - Are you ready?

Tomorrow is the day! August 1st the hands-free bill becomes law in Minnesota. What’s this really mean?

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Friday June 21 2019

2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

Bank Forward President Tom Watson and CEO/Insure Forward President Mark Brown are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 educational scholarship awards from Bank/Insure Forward. We wish our scholarship winners the best of luck in their future endeavors! Bank/Insure Forward's scholarship program is based upon individual student grades, participation in extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

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Thursday June 13 2019

Sending Money Digitally? Stay Safe!

Sending Money Digitally? Stay Safe!

Digital payment networks make paying back your brother or splitting the dinner check with friends easier than ever. Convenience is wonderful and expected today. And with the increased use of digital payment networks such as Zelle, it’s no surprise those nasty scammers are looking for opportunities to gain access to these modern payment gateways.

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Tuesday April 23 2019

Financial tips for 2019 Graduates

Financial tips for 2019 Graduates

Congratulations students and parents! It won’t be long before young people across the country will put on their caps and gowns to celebrate their graduations. Many graduation speakers offer advice, some based on their own life experiences. The FTC has some practical advice to offer, too.

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Thursday March 07 2019

Are you prepared for a flood?

Are you prepared for a flood?

Did You Know? Flood insurance is NOT covered under your home insurance policy. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are one of the most common disasters in the United States. Even small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry stream-beds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.

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Tuesday February 26 2019

Scam of the Week: Be Careful with Online Job Offers

Scam of the Week: Be Careful with Online Job Offers

Imagine you’re casually scrolling through your LinkedIn newsfeed when you come across an ad for a position that you’re perfect for, at a company you’d love to be a part of. Considering you are on a website that knows your job title, industry sector, location, etc., you likely wouldn’t think much of it and proceed to find out more information, right? This is what the bad guys are betting on.

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