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Thursday May 12 2016

Janine Anderson Earns CPIA Designation

Janine Anderson, insurance sales agent for Insure Forward, New Rockford, recently was awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society).

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Thursday May 12 2016

Retirement Savings: It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

Young or old, the lack of retirement savings is epidemic in America. Just two-thirds of workers are currently saving for retirement, and a quarter of them have less than $1,000.

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Monday May 02 2016

7 Tips to Help Older Adults Choose the Right Caregiver

According to the National Council on Aging, almost 90 percent of the financial abuse committed against older Americans are at the hands of someone they know and trust. Here are seven tips to help older Americans choose the right financial caregiver and prevent elder financial abuse.

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Monday May 02 2016

14 Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

The key to spotting financial abuse is a change in a person’s established financial patterns.

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Monday May 02 2016

Don't Fall Victim to the Grandparent Scam

According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, consumers reported more than $42 million in losses from scams involving the impersonation of family members and friends. This scam, commonly known as the “grandparent scam,” is a form of financial abuse that deliberately targets older Americans.

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Monday May 02 2016

5 Ways to Spot a Lottery Scam

According to the FBI, in 2014 consumers lost more than $8 million to solicitation scams. These scams, commonly referred to as “advance fee,” “lottery” or “sweepstake” scam, often begin with fraudsters telling the victim they’ve won a lottery or sweepstake raffle. The consumer is issued a check worth more than the amount owed and instructed to pay taxes and fees before receiving a lump sum payment. Unfortunately, the check––in addition to the raffle––is bogus.

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Tuesday April 12 2016

Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2016

America Saves Week (February 22 – 27, 2016) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically.

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Tuesday April 12 2016

ICBA Offers Financial Tips for Travelers

Summer travel season is in full swing and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks are providing consumers with the information they need to help keep their money secure before they plan for the holiday weekend or their next vacation.

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Tuesday April 12 2016

V-W Motors, Inc. celebrates 55 years

Brad McCullough, Bank Forward market president and Forward Foundation director, presented Don Vigesaa, V-W Motors, Inc. with a Bison Nation sign in recognition of V-W Motors, Inc.’s fifty-five years in business and also for their support of Forward Foundation.

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Tuesday April 12 2016

Banking Tips for Small Businesses: A Checklist for Entrepreneurs

Getting or keeping a business up and running can be rewarding, but it also can be risky and time-consuming. Here are some simple strategies that may help entrepreneurs and other small business owners get the most from their banking relationships and avoid frauds or scams.

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