In a time where the median household income is shrinking in nearly every major city, prices of goods and services are on the rise and credit card debt is just beginning to decline from an all time high, it is easy to find yourself falling behind on monthly expenses. If this is the case, then it may be time to start learning the basics of household budgeting. […]
If you are the designated person given the responsibility to close a relative’s home, this article will give you insight as to the pitfalls and problems. You may be the executor of your mother’s estate or the trustee of her trust that owns the home. At her death or disability requiring she move, you may have to handle the following: […]
Do I Need a Living Trust?
By Katie D. Whitman, JD, Landmark Bank, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
You’ve probably thought about what will happen to your loved ones when you pass away, but have you really thought about the details of how your money will be distributed? What about your house, your car, or your favorite antique dresser? Do you worry that one of your children won’t be able to handle an inheritance? […]
Equity – A shaky start to the year – I think not!
By Chauncey J. Busacker, CFA, VP/Portfolio Manager, ANB Bank, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
The first quarter of 2011 was certainly not the calm start many people were hoping for. Social unrest swept through the Middle East escalating to Civil War in Libya. […]
By: Ginger Nye, American Bank of Texas, SENIOR Magazine (Texoma Edition)
April was Community Banking Month. As Washington DC seeks solutions for the current economic crisis, community banks stand ready to support local economies. With nearly 23,000 locations nationwide, they are well-capitalized, local financial powerhouses that are ready and able to help mobilize local economies which are the lifeblood of the nation’s economy. […]