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The banking industry is a rich source of subjects that pertain to how businesses and individuals save money, make payments, accept payments, and manage and grow wealth. In our blog, you will find these subjects written about in a way that all readers can understand.

Our goal is to provide you with knowledge and news about the banking industry to help you stay current on the latest banking practices and trends. You will also find information regarding Continental National Bank's offerings, which in combination with the latest banking news, will help you make informed financial decisions.

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The Wonders of Coconut Oil

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Because your HEALTH is your greatest WEALTH; we bring you some of The Wonders of COCONUT OIL.
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Let's Lighten Up From Credit Cards Debt!

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It’s the second week of the new year and most of us declare this week as the week to start getting things organized and in line with our goals for the year. Diet and exercise, debt restructuring and home renovations; are among the most sought out goals for 2017. Let’s start getting things straight and lighten up a bit. Some of us could use a couple of pounds off and “debts off” as well….. Here is your #ContinentalBreakfast
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2016 Annual Market Review

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The year 2016 likely will be remembered for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and the Brexit vote. This year also saw the Fed raise interest rates for the first time since last December, noting that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace since midyear. While inflation remains below the Fed's target of 2.0%, the Committee expects inflation to rise to its target level over the medium term on the heels of anticipated improvements in energy and import prices and continued labor strengthening. Equities began the year hitting the skids as receding oil prices and a plummeting Chinese stock market pushed stock prices down and bond prices up. By midyear equities had recovered, despite Great Britain's decision to exit the European Union. Following the results of the presidential election, stocks surged to new highs. Whether this trend continues in 2017 remains to be seen following President-elect Trump's first few months in office.
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Financial Planning - Helping You See the Big Picture

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Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached.
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Tax Benefit of Home Ownership

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In tax lingo, your principal residence is the place where you legally reside. It's typically the place where you spend most of your time, but several other factors are also relevant in determining your principal residence. Many of the tax benefits associated with home ownership apply mainly to your principal residence--different rules apply to second homes and investment properties. Here's what you need to know to make owning a home really pay off at tax time.
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Starting a business?

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Before you start your own business or buy an existing business, you should do some initial planning. You may have already decided what type of business you want--your own restaurant, retail outlet, service, or manufacturing plant. You need to choose a suitable location--can you work from home, or do you need a separate facility? You should assess your financial requirements, schedule daily activities, and plan for contingencies, which may be included in your business plan. Planning your business usually requires the help of any number of professionals--an attorney or accountant, for example. The success or failure of your business may depend on your initial planning, but how do you plan and what do you plan for?
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New Year, healthier you!

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New Year’s resolutions are fun to make and most of the time, extremely difficult to maintain. Each January, roughly one in 3 Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A study found that 75% of people stick to their goal for at least a week and less than half are still on target six months later. It’s hard to keep up the energy and enthusiasm, but it’s not impossible. This year, pick one of the following worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Here’s to your health! And commitment!
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Why Owning Commercial Real Estate Makes Sense

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Interest rates are the lowest they have been in years, and many of us are searching for ways to capitalize on these low rates before the market changes. Deciding whether or not now is the right time to purchase your commercial space can be challenging.
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