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Welcome to Banking is Personal. This blog is a place where Salin Bank hopes to give you information you can use. Our goal is to arm you with resources and knowledge about mortgages, wealth management, business lending and other banking-related issues that affect you and your financial objectives.

Retirement: Tips to Make the Future Golden

By Catherine Borkowski, SVP, Manager of Wealth Management on May 11, 2015

For most of us, a financially secure future doesn’t just happen, rather it takes hard work and careful planning. Following a few simple steps, however, can help put you on the road to enjoying your retirement years.
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Budgeting 101

By Chad Key, Salin Bank Senior Vice President, Controller on April 27, 2015

The No. 1 rule of creating a budget and sticking to it: discipline.

When it comes to budgets, Americans apparently have a lot to learn. According to recent study by the National Foundation of Credit Counseling, more than 60 percent of Americans say they do not have budget.
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College Savings: Every Little Bit Helps

By Chuck Gearhart, Senior Vice President, Retail Sales Manager on April 20, 2015

A college degree pays. Several studies cite the lifetime earnings premium of a bachelor’s degree vs. a high school diploma to be more than $800,000. The earlier you start saving for your child’s higher education, the better. One of the best ways to make your savings work for you and your child is to open an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan account. It only takes $25 to get started, and your account grows free of taxes. Withdrawals for education expenses also are tax-free.
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Setting Financial Goals: It Begins With a Plan

By Catherine Borkowski, SVP, Manager of Wealth Management on April 13, 2015

Young, retired, single or married - no matter what stage of life you are in, creating financial plan is key to establishing a successful future.
As you begin thinking your financial plan and goals, consider these three steps:
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Understanding the Limits and Rules for Deducting Home Mortgage Interest

By Katz, Sapper & Miller: Certified Public Accountants & Tax Firm on April 8, 2015

It is a generally known that taxpayers can deduct the payment of home mortgage interest on their tax returns. This post will detail both the extent to which these deductions can be taken and the limits and rules imposed on the deduction.
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