The housing market is one thing that the pandemic has not slowed down. According to the National Realtors Association, in July, 68 percent of houses were sold in less than three weeks and the median price of homes was up 8.5 percent compared to last year. It’s a seller’s market, so first-time buyers should be extra smart. Here are some tips to follow so that you don’t overspend on a home.
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The latest scams are looking to take advantage of the swirling chaos around you. The pandemic has turned the world upside down. Thieves know that and they are coming out of the woodwork. Here’s what you need to know about the new round of cons.
The coronavirus has hurt the nation’s economy and it has likely impacted your finances as well. While a recession is out of your control, you can take steps to tighten things up at home. Here are some tips to recession-proof your budget.
Social distancing’s major benefit is that it is slowing the spread of the coronavirus. But there’s another upside of this new (hopefully, temporary) way of life: It can save you money. Let’s look at some items you’re likely spending way less on thanks to the fact that you’re not out and about as normal.
According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2018, Americans spent an average of 5 percent of their disposable income on groceries. Now that the nation is in the midst of a pandemic, that percentage is certainly increasing. Perhaps, during this time of increased home cooking, you’ve found yourself struggling to budget for groceries. Here are some ways to do just that.
SVP Consumer Banking Division Manager, Dan Boes, is proud to announce the hiring of a New Mortgage Lender, Amanda Blackman. Amanda will office out of the Boone South Marshall branch.
Stimulus checks aren’t always what they seem. In fact, many Americans are finding that the “check” they were expecting in the mail has instead come in the form of a Visa debit card. Here’s everything you need to know about the cards.
Scammers are opportunistic, so naturally they are creating fraud based around coronavirus worries. Here are some COVID-19-related scams that authorities have spotted recently.
Doug Thompson, Market President VisionBank of Iowa, is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Landas as VP Commercial Banker for the Boone Market.
Community members are invited to help protect their identity by safely destroying their unwanted, sensitive documents at VisionBank's annual Shred Day on Saturday, June 13th.