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Don’t like your business name? Change it!

Surfshop

Having second thoughts about the name of your business? I have the solution to your problem. It’s called an Assumed Name or “Doing Business As” Certificate. Most people refer to such a thing simply as a DBA. Help!  I’m a square

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How to use a credit card without paying credit card interest rates

There’s something exciting about visiting another city and experiencing a different culture. So, several years ago, I started using a national credit card that rewards me with bonus miles for airline travel when I make purchases. While the bonus miles are a

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Why maintaining a personal financial statement makes borrowing easier

Let’s face it, we all know that bankers are a little different.  As a banker, I’m comfortable admitting that I do actually like to receive office supplies for Christmas.  In fact, one year I was especially crazy and asked for

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How to clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache

How to Delete Cookies and Cache

Have you ever experienced issues logging into a Web site? Many times, when you call a company’s technical support department, one of the first things they ask you to do is to clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache.  You

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Four lessons from the Target data breach

Perhaps the biggest media story of December occurred when news broke that the debit and credit card numbers of 40 million Target shoppers were compromised in one of the largest U.S. retail data breaches ever recorded. What made matters worse

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Banks can have New Year’s resolutions, too

2014 New Year

You might wonder what New Year’s resolutions banks dream up. Or, maybe not. Regardless, we put together a short video where we asked Central National Bank’s Joe Nesbitt and Bryan Fonville to share some exciting developments that may (or may

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Target Data Breach: What should you do?

Electronic Account Protection

If you’ve watched or read the news lately, you likely already know that U.S. retailer Target announced on Thursday that—from November 27 to December 15—debit and credit cards swiped using in-store terminals at locations across the United States may have

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Teaching children about money management

Within the last decade or so, real-time banking has revolutionized access to funds and bank account information.  You can deposit your paycheck, then immediately purchase groceries, and log into your bank account from your smart phone in the parking lot

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The best (free) way to protect your company from check fraud

Stephen Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me if You Can, depicts the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr.  The movie, which stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks, opens with a depiction of Abagnale’s 1977 appearance on the popular game show, To

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