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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.


Financial New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Not Too Late!

By Tyler Nickerson, Sales and Service Officer- Columbus Downtown on January 28, 2016

Resolutions are a time-honored tradition at the beginning of each new year. While many people take strides to eat better or exercise more, there’s often one pledge missing from their resolution list: Finances.

To help jump start your financial resolutions in 2016 and get your financial house in better order, consider the following suggestions:
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Take Charge of Your Cyber-Security in 2016

By Denise Maines, Salin Bank Security Officer on January 20, 2016

Fraud. It’s just a five-letter word, but it can wreak a lifetime of financial and emotional havoc on consumers and business owners alike. 
 
Thanks to new innovations in technology, today’s cybercriminals are more sophisticated and daring than ever.  Stories of “data breaches” are now common fodder in the news. And no industry is immune. Recent scams have affected healthcare providers, higher education, government, financial firms, telecommunications, automotive dealers, and large retailers. 
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Buying a Home During Autumn: The Deals Are Waiting

By Kevin Schultz, Mortgage Consultant, Salin Bank on November 23, 2015

The real estate market isn’t like most businesses - it’s open every day, 365 days a year. It’s true that some months of the year are better than others for buying and selling, as seasonal shifts in real estate are well documented. Spring is hands-down one of the busiest times of the year, but fall has quickly become a close second.
 
The changing of the leaves can indeed shed some good deals and extra perks for prospective homebuyers:
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Social Media: Lessons Learned

By Jim Badger, Senior Vice President, Salin Bank on October 26, 2015

It’s no secret that social media is enthusiastically embraced by the millennial generation, but older adults, like me, are taking note as well. A new survey from Pew Research Center shows nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) used social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, among others in 2015, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. 
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Protect Your Data During Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Kevin Cox, IT Operations Support Analyst, Salin Bank on October 19, 2015

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Salin Bank are offering tips to help consumers become more aware of cyber security and data issues and what they can do to protect themselves from potential credit card or bank fraud.
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