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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.

Please follow the external links to information regarding general banking practices and news, as well as internal links to our products and services. Feel free to leave comments in our comments section. We would love to hear from you!

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The misconception about cholesterol

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For several decades we have believed that saturated fats and foods rich in cholesterol like eggs and matured cheeses affect the cholesterol levels of the blood and that cholesterol in the blood clogs the blood vessels and causes strokes. This belief, however, is not true.
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Why Diversification Matters

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When investing, particularly for long-term goals, there is one concept you will likely hear about over and over again — diversification. Why is diversification so important? The simple reason is that it helps ensure that your risk of loss is spread among a number of different investments. The theory is that if some of the investments in your portfolio decline in value, others may rise or hold steady, helping to offset the losses.
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Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Being self-employed has many advantages — the opportunity to be your own boss and come and go as you please, for example. However, it also comes with unique challenges, especially when it comes to how to handle taxes. Whether you're running your own business or thinking about starting one, you'll want to be aware of the specific tax rules and opportunities that apply to you.
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Due Date Approaches for 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns

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Tax filing season is here again. If you haven't done so already, you'll want to start pulling things together — that includes getting your hands on a copy of last year's tax return and gathering W-2s, 1099s, and deduction records. You'll need these records whether you're preparing your own return or paying someone else to do your taxes for you.
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Continental National Bank supports the revitalization of Little Havana

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Continental National Bank is proud to announce that Tecela’s apartment project in Miami’s Little Havana is close to completion. The residential project will play a huge role in revitalizing Little Havana, which was recently declared a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Investing in Stocks

Businesses sell shares of stock to investors as a way to raise money to finance expansion, pay off debt, and provide operating capital. Each share of stock represents a proportional share of ownership in the company. Why Invest in stocks?
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Help! I Can't Pay My Tax Bill

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You're almost done with your federal income tax return, and you're already thinking of ways to spend your refund. Then, the unthinkable happens--instead of a refund, you find that you owe $3,000. Or perhaps you've just received an IRS notice in the mail claiming that you owe $9,000 for the retirement plan distribution you took two years ago. You thought it was tax free at the time. Whatever the reason, you're now in the unenviable position of owing money to the IRS--and you don't have the cash. What do you do now?
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