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Farm Estate Planning Strategies

Farm owners put seemingly endless time, work and expertise into their land and business. Despite all their dedication, research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 97% of the 2.1 million farms in the United States are family owned. But only 30% of those farms succeed to the next generation, and only 12% pass down to a third generation as a farm inheritance. The research also shows most farmers (69%) expected to pass down their farm to their heirs, but only 23% had made a farm estate planning strategy.
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Is it the Wrong Credit Card for You?

You may have had the same credit card for a long time and don’t want to take on the hassle of changing it. Or you may have received an offer without reading the fine print. Even if you suspect you may currently have a credit card that’s not right for you, there’s always an opportunity to switch to a card that supports your financial goals. If you’re wondering how to spot an inferior credit card offer, we’ve outlined some of the most common signs.

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Our Favorite Free Online Courses for Financial Literacy

With the vast array of resources available online, many people are investing their time in self-development. While there are many valuable internet-based classes that charge a fee, we’ve outlined several free courses from reputable sources to help you become more financially savvy. Of course, you can also take advantage of free educational tools and tutorials on our website.

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How to Save for Your Child's College Costs

Parents and guardians want the best for their children, and in today’s world, the best often means some sort of higher education. While the cost of higher education can drastically vary, based on whether the child earns scholarships, goes for a two-year or a four-year degree, studies in their home state or elsewhere, or pursues postgraduate degrees, education can be a big investment. Many parents are left wondering how to save for a child’s education. One fail-safe suggestion for saving for college is to start early. How you choose to save is up to you.

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Just Got Engaged? Here's How Your Local Bank Can Help You Afford Your Wedding

Wedding costs can vary depending on the location and the type of the wedding you plan, and more and more, couples are paying for a significant portion of their wedding, if not the whole event. Even if you try to be frugal, a wedding is often a big expense. The right banking partner can help you come up with ideas for how to save for a wedding.

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