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How Home Equity Loans Work

A home equity loan provides a low-cost way for a homeowner to access the cash value of their home without selling the property.

What Can You Purchase with a Health Savings Account?

A health savings account could provide the financial cushion you need today and give you a smart way to reduce medical expenses in retirement.

Guide to Small Business Loans for Veterans

If you’re starting a business as a veteran and looking for some help, check out this guide on small business loans for veterans.

What You Should Know About the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The USDA reported record-high agricultural exports in 2021. Corn, beef, grains, and a variety of other goods broke previous records despite pandemic-related supply chain issues. While that’s good news for farmers, there’s more to the story.

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder Financial Abuse

Elder abuse is the number one crime against individuals age 65 and older. To help you protect your loved ones from financial abuse, we have outlined tips for what you can do to help.

Succession Planning for Farmers

Succession planning for farmers is critical. But how can you ensure you’re setting up the farm transition process properly so that it can get passed on? Here is what to consider!

Applying for a Home Loan? Consider These Loan Options

If you’re thinking about getting a home loan, there’s no better time than now. Rates are going up and are expected to increase further in 2022.

Board of Lincoln Bancorp Announces Officer Changes

Leadership remains strong as board members assume new roles.

The Home Fire Safety & Prevention Checklist

Whether you are a renter, first-time homebuyer, or long-time homeowner, it’s always a good time to have a refresher on fire safety to protect your residence as well as your loved ones.

The $1 Billion Food Industry Loan Program That Most Executives Don’t Know About

Most executives aren't aware of $1+ billion loan program designed to help fund expansion for companies involved in the food supply chain. Keep reading to learn more about this program.

How To Prevent and Manage Overdraft Fees

No one likes overdraft fees, and yet this type of financial mistake has happened to most of us at one time or another. Luckily, there are a variety of tools and strategies you can use to prevent and manage insufficient funds fees.

Tips to Spot a Phishing Scam

Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity threat right now to individuals and businesses. Learn how to spot a phishing scam so you can protect yourself.