Tips From a Lending Expert: Ten things to do if you are starting a business.

Is your dream to be your own boss? Have you taken every “€œAre you an Entrepreneur?”€ quiz on the internet? Whether you are a seasoned business aficionado or about the start your first company, the Missoula Economic Partnership’™s CEO, James Grunke, offers some sage advice to help you achieve your goals. http://www.missoulapartnership.com/grunke-column-ten-things-to-do-if-youre-starting-a-business/   €œAll content […]

Tips From a Lending Expert -€“ Simple vs. Compounding Interest

What is the difference between simple and compounding interest? The following Investopedia article “€œLearn Simple and Compound Interest”€ does a great job explaining what each of these are and how to calculate them. http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/020614/learn-simple-and-compound-interest.asp €œAll content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to […]

Tips From a Lending Expert -€“ Four Things You Should Know About Health Care Credit Cards

Has your health care provider suggested a deferred interest rate credit card to you as a payment option? Please read the following Consumer Financial Protection Bureau article “€œWhat’™s the deal with health care credit cards? Four things you should know”€ for some important facts. http://www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/whats-the-deal-with-health-care-credit-cards-four-things-you-should-know/ €œAll content provided on this blog is for informational purposes […]

Tips From a Lending Expert -€“ Get More Return On Your Taxes

The Investopedia article “€œHow To Get The Most Money Back On Your Tax Return”€ has some great tips for tax season! Click the link below to find out how you can maximize your return. http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0312/how-to-get-the-most-money-back-on-your-tax-return.aspx   €œAll content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations […]

Tips from a Lending Expert: Why Home Ownership Is Still A Good Idea

There have been many changes in the mortgage lending landscape over the past few years and even more changes to the way we, consumers, approach making major purchases. These changes may dissuade some from jumping into homeownership but there are still many reasons to set your sights on owning your own home.  Investopedia’™s article on […]

Tips From a Lending Expert -€“ Guidelines to Manage Your Finances

Managing your finances does not need to be overly complicated. UC Chicago Social Scientist Harold Pollack has fit what he believes to be the guiding principles for successful financial management on a 4″ x 6″ index card. Please read the following article published by The Washington Post to read his suggestions: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/16/this-4×6-index-card-has-all-the-financial-advice-youll-ever-need/   €œAll content […]

Visit Bank of Montana on Facebook for Weekly Wisdom Wednesday Quotes

Today Bank of Montana is introducing something new to our Facebook page. In addition to the helpful tips we post regularly, we will be posting a “Wisdom Wednesday” quote each week. We invite you to click here to visit Bank of Montana’™s Facebook page and to read today’s Wisdom Wednesday quote.   €œAll content provided […]

Tips From a Lending Expert – Financial New Year’s Resolutions

What is your 2014 resolution? Maybe it is a financial goal? Please click here to read the article “A Money Checklist for the New Year” published by MSN Money with some tips for financial success in 2014.   €œAll content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no […]

Tips from a Lending Expert -€“ Major Tax Credits Expiring in 2013

During the holidays the last project a person wants to focus on is how they plan on utilizing tax credits and gathering all their paperwork and shoeboxes of receipts to gauge where they stand in the land of taxes and deductions and exclusions, oh my. But 2013 will mark the end of several major tax […]