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5 Reasons to Buy a Home in Winter

If you’re in the market for a new home, we’ve got a little secret for you: Winter is actually a great time to buy a home.

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Debt Payoff Decisions

Tausha is looking for some advice on paying off credit card debt as fast as possible. Here’s what assistant branch manager Angie Heiden recommends.

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Dot Bank Domain Name FAQs

Bell's website name has changed from bellbanks.com to bell.bank – a URL that's short, sweet and simple! New "dot-bank" domains are being adopted by many banks worldwide, including Bell, to provide greater security to bank customers and website visitors. Consider it our "online stamp of trust" for our banking website.

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Easy 3-Step Budgeting (for People Who Hate Budgets)

If you’d rather do the dishes, clean the bathroom or tackle almost any chore other than budgeting your finances, this easy 3-step budget is for you!

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Have You Had a Mortgage Checkup?

Reviewing your mortgage might not be something you think to do annually, but it can be a great strategy to make sure your mortgage is appropriate for your financial goals and your stage in life.

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Is Fear Keeping You from Retirement?

The average retirement age is increasing. Not counting those who retire early for health reasons, personal finance website Don’t Quit Your Day Job… states the median age is 63, and, most common retirement age is 65 among recent retirees.

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Why You Should Consider a Corporate Personal Representative

People often give a lot of thought to how they want their assets distributed after their death, but it’s just as important to carefully consider who you’ll name in your will as personal representative – the person who will carry out your final wishes and administer your estate.

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What to Do If You’re Worried About a Recession

You may have heard rumblings that a recession could be imminent. Bull markets (when share prices are rising) historically last about five or so years, and we’ve been in one for more than 10 years now.

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Optimizing Social Security Benefits

There are many situations to consider when you are figuring a Social Security strategy.

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Credit Score Conundrums

Trevor of Fargo wants to know how important it is to have a good credit score, and what he can do to start building credit. Here’s what Tom Scheid, who manages our headquarters location in Fargo, has to say.

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Common Scams by Age Group

No age group is immune to potential scams, but certain groups do seem more susceptible to specific types of scams.

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Roth IRA Benefits

Roth IRAs have become increasingly common because they offer savers many potential advantages and can help you arrange tax-free retirement income.

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Tips For Driving In Bad Weather

Road conditions are not the only reason your car may operate differently in the winter. Cold temperatures can also affect it.

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