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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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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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Adjustable Rate vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage

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Like homes themselves, mortgages come in many sizes and types, and one of the most important decisions you face as you consider your choices is whether to take out a fixed or an adjustable rate mortgage. The type of mortgage that's right for you depends on many factors, such as your tolerance for risk and how long you expect to stay in your home.
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All About Credit Scores

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It's difficult to imagine functioning in today's world without credit. Whether buying a car or purchasing a home, credit has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Having easy access to credit goes hand in hand with having a good credit score, so it's important to know how to maintain a positive credit score and credit history.
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Raising Capital for Your Business

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An important ingredient to a successful business is adequate financing (capital). The failure to acquire adequate financing often determines whether a business can get off the ground, not to mention whether it can sustain itself after it does. So how much financing do you need and how do you get it?
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Key Retirement and Tax Numbers for 2017

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Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces cost-of-living adjustments that affect contribution limits for retirement plans, thresholds for deductions and credits, and standard deduction and personal exemption amounts. Here are a few of the key adjustments for 2017.
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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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