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IU Northwest School of Business Offers Free Tax Preparation

Families making under $50K annually are eligible for service

iun_coverBeginning Friday, Feb. 5 and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, Northwest Indiana families with less than $50,000 annual income may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics. This service provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state returns for local families.

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January 11, 2016 - Markets Tumble on China Fears

data-1-1-8U.S. equities experienced a brutal tumble last week after more bad news emerged from China. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 5.96%, the Dow dropped 6.19%, and the NASDAQ fell 7.26%.[1]

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IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

porter-county-community-foundationIndividuals age 70½ or older can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from their IRA.

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1st Source Bank Receives SBA’s Statewide Community Lender Award for Third Straight Year

rot31st Source Bank has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s Community Lender Award for the third year in a row. The award recognizes 1st Source’s commitment to providing financial assistance to Indiana businesses. 1st Source was honored for producing the highest volume of SBA loans throughout the state, from among banks with less than $10 billion in assets.

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1st Source Bank Offers Side-by-Side Banking to Bring Business and Clients Closer Together


1st Source Bank is looking to change the way clients view their banking experience with side-by-side banking, a new concept designed to bring both the banker and client closer to one another to create a more comfortable and personal banking experience.

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1st Source Bank opens new Side-by-Side Banking Center in Valparaiso


1st Source Bank’s new side-by-side banking center is now open for business at 2005 LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso. With side-by-side banking, bankers are side-by-side with clients instead of behind a teller line, allowing them to share their workspace, computer screen and up-to-the-minute financial data with clients both securely and privately.

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REGIONAL Visa Platinum - as Low as 8.9% APR

REGIONAL-FCU-Visa-Platinum-Rates-October-2015Are you feeling haunted by high interest rates? Frightened by your monthly credit card statement? Feeling a bit...tricked...by your credit card company?

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Horizon Announces Shannon Blount as Vice President Senior Personal Trust Officer

Shannon-BlountCraig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Shannon Blount as the new Vice President, Senior Personal Trust Officer located in our Indianapolis, Indiana office.

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Oak Partners: What You Should do NOW to Help Make Later Better

oak-partners-champagne-chocolate 16Retirement is down the road, but you’re in the here and now. What should you do now to make things better for you and your family later? Glad you asked. We at Oak Partners, Inc. have great tips and advice that can help you prepare for what’s ahead in life.

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Horizon Bank Offers Plenty of Financial Options for Consumers


When it comes to starting your own business or exploring different financial options, a plethora of options exists through banks and other financial institutions. Taking the step towards larger financial options is a intimidating and sometimes difficult process to tackle by yourself, however with banks like Horizon Bank and commercial lenders like Mike Riehle, having a helping hand is now within the customer’s reach.

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REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Offers Auto Loans as Low as 2.19% APR

REGIONAL-FCU-Auto-Loan-Special-July-2015Start with a great rate on an Auto Loan: 2.19% APR* for new, used or refinance.

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