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Old Plank Trail Community Bank offers banking solutions tailored to our customers, their needs, and our unique community. No matter what your financial need, we can help. But, we also go above and beyond basic banking solutions. We host financial education courses, hold community events and throw neighborhood cookouts. We believe a bank should be a true asset the area it serves. Our employees serve on local boards, participate in and sponsor community events, and volunteer for local organizations. We work hard to better our community and we take great pride in that commitment. This is a public and open social community. User-generated content may reflect views that are not endorsed by the bank. The bank is not responsible for the perspectives, comments, recommendations or advice of any users who engage and participate.
As your department’s new working rhythms continue to form, check out these 5 suggestions for maintaining morale. https://bit.ly/2VDq9Yk
know.wintrust.com Finance departments operate on a schedule of predictable routines. Earnings calls, investor meetings, profit and loss, or P&L reports all adhere to strict processes and deadlines. CFOs face unprecedented challenges upholding these routines and maintaining morale under the mounting stress of the curr...
From your income to your stock portfolio to the government moving back Tax Day, the coronavirus has impacted many aspects of our finances. https://bit.ly/2K7fBeN
know.wintrust.com Here’s what you need to know about Coronavirus’s impact on your finances — and what to do about it. 1. Assess your income How can coronavirus affect my income? It depends. If you’re a salaried employee, for example, you’re less likely to face direct economic pressure. However, if you’re ...
This is new territory for virtually all working parents, and, since each family is different, there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all solution. https://bit.ly/2K5tjhW
know.wintrust.com My jaw dropped when I read the email from my kids’ school announcing that school would close for weeks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic….wait, what? Just thinking of the massive disruption that would cause in our day to day lives created a knot in my stomach, but while my daughter fretted o...
From filing your 2019 taxes to organizing your online passwords, consider accomplishing these 14 personal finance tasks while you quarantine. https://bit.ly/2UU7urV
know.wintrust.com You’re stuck at home for the next few weeks, and local bars and restaurants are closed. There’s no March Madness to watch. For many Americans, this is our reality for the next several weeks — or longer. And to make matters worse, you’re swimming in financial dread as you fear (or perhaps hav...
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Volunteering doesn't have to be an in-person activity. Consider writing letters to seniors or getting crafty for a cause. https://bit.ly/3bTB1rn
know.wintrust.com Right now, you and your family are on your own little Gilligan’s Island. It was supposed to be a three-hour tour, but thanks to COVID-19, you and your crew will be stranded for at least a few more weeks. Just like the merry castaways, you are probably feeling pretty isolated and disconnected from ...
Are you working from home for the first time? Check out these tips for both employers and employees. https://bit.ly/3bHouaD
know.wintrust.com More companies have been shifting from the office to home during the coronavirus pandemic. As an all-remote company, LyntonWeb understands that telecommuting is an adjustment for most people. But, once you’re set-up, you’ll likely find you can be just as, if not even more, productive than you we...
There's no denying that these are trying times, especially for your finances. With that in mind, here's a guide to help you make the most of your money right now. https://bit.ly/2WVhaEe
know.wintrust.com Our country has started to look like the set of a zombie movie. The streets are empty, it’s been over a week since toilet paper has graced the grocery store shelves, and no one wants to come within 50 feet of each other. There’s no denying that these are trying times, especially when it comes to...
Late last week, the Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This $2 trillion relief package covered a number of areas, with $350 billion specifically set aside to help businesses. Click below to learn more. https://bit.ly/3aw7p37
wintrust.com Late last week, the Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This $2 trillion relief package covered a number of areas, with $350 billion specifically set aside to help businesses like yours.
Explaining what’s going on in the world to your little ones can feel difficult and scary, for them and us. Try using this kid-friendly NPR comic here: https://n.pr/33Y0LAs next time they’re asking questions. It’s a great way to relay a complicated matter. ❤️
npr.org You may have heard the word "coronavirus" online or on TV. You probably have a lot of questions. Check out our comic to get some answers — and print out a zine version at home.
There are still a few more online webinars from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help small business owners learn more about the Economic Injury Disaster Loans. View all of them here: https://bit.ly/33KVKuT.
eventbrite.com SBA's Illinois District Office in Chicago, and its branch office in Springfield, serve the state's 102 counties with programming, services and partnerships designed to invigorate Illinois' economic growth through small business assistance.
In response to COVID-19, small businesses and nonprofits can now apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn more here: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19#section-header-21
The health and well-being of our customers and employees are our top priorities, and we know your financial well-being is part of that. ♥️
We also know our customers are being negatively impacted right now. Effective March 19, we started waiving late charges on all consumer loans. We also have deferment options available and are prepared to work individually, with your unique circumstances.
If you’re experiencing hardships because of coronavirus, please reach out to us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Given the CDC’s strong recommendation for social distancing, we are temporarily suspending lobby service at most branch locations in our community bank family. We will provide service through our drive-up facilities and external ATMs, as well as through our online and digital banking tools. Customers can call to make appointments for additional services, such as safe deposit box access and new account openings, that cannot be completed at the drive-up. For a full list of location statuses, click here: https://bit.ly/3bhpMsJ
Con base en las fuertes recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) para el distanciamiento social, estamos suspendiendo temporalmente el servicio de vestíbulo en la mayoría de las sucursales de nuestra familia de bancos comunitarios. Sin embargo, continuaremos brindar nuestros servicios de manejo a través nuestras ventanillas autobanco y nuestros cajeros automáticos externos, así como a través de nuestras herramientas de banca en línea y banca digital. Nuestros clientes también podrán llamar para programar citas para servicios adicionales, como el acceso a cajas de seguridad y la apertura de cuentas nuevas, que no se pueden completar en las ventanillas autobanco. Para obtener una lista completa de los estados actual de nuestras sucursales, clic aquí: https://bit.ly/3bhpMsJ
We know there's a lot of information to take in right now with all the COVID-19 news, and maybe your brain could use fresh color and order. Thanks to Ink Factory Studio for putting together these #visualnotes with WGN Radio to break down Chicago's most recent updates. 🖌🎨
Are you a business owner worried about what's to come? Here are 5 tips from someone who's been in your shoes. https://bit.ly/2x3jr5c
know.wintrust.com Welcome to our new grim reality in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic; the days of “wine and roses” and never-ending increases in business success and stock market price increases are officially over. Sure, you are now feeling the impact of the “baseball bat” smashing through your “glass...
From cutting back on monthly expenses to saving your spare change, building an emergency fund is easier than you think. https://bit.ly/2U7gJ6w
know.wintrust.com Read enough articles on personal finance and soon enough you’ll get an emergency-fund lecture: Squirrel away six months’ worth of living expenses. Shelter it from market losses. Keep it liquid. Tap it in the event of a job loss or medical emergency to avoid raiding your retirement savings or rac...
Find out how our newest mural featuring SOS Children's Villages - USA helps raise awareness about the future of foster care. Read more here: https://bit.ly/337ohdD 🏡
know.wintrust.com All roads lead to home. We’re excited to feature SOS Children’s Villages Illinois on our mural. This nonprofit, child-welfare agency provides a stable home in a supportive, community environment designed to help children in need grow into caring, productive, and self-reliant adults. You can find...
You've probably got questions about life insurance. This guide has your answers. https://bit.ly/2S8wmLt
know.wintrust.com Life insurance seems like a big deal. But setting it up is surprisingly easy, and paying for it can be surprisingly affordable. If you think you might need life insurance, but you’re intimidated by the seriousness of it all or don’t know where to start, we’ve gathered some of Business Insider....
1 in 5 Americans live in a multi-generational household, which can be a great opportunity for the young and the old. https://bit.ly/3cCyWkT
know.wintrust.com One in every five Americans now lives in a “multiple generation” household, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. Using data from the U.S. Census, the center determined that multi-generational family living is rising in most age groups and almost every racial group. A bit of backstory: Th...
Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health concerns, we are canceling our March and April scheduled events. We really look forward to the events we share with our customers and communities, so we’re disappointed, but want to ensure we’re taking preventive measures to ensure everyone stays as healthy as possible. Follow the link for a full list of impacted events and be sure to check back for updates: https://www.wintrust.com/content/wintrust/en/events.html
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know.wintrust.com If you have purchased a home that doesn’t quite have all the features you need, or if your present home needs updating, you may have a number of DIY home projects in mind. If you know your way around tools and materials, you can modernize a bathroom, create a dream kitchen or add a room to your ho...
How are your retirement portfolios and brokerage accounts doing this week? https://bit.ly/2TVQY9b
know.wintrust.com The deep declines in the U.S. stock market over coronavirus fears the last three weeks have left a dent in retirement portfolios and brokerage accounts, costing on average each person in the United States around $16,000 as of Monday’s close before a rebound Tuesday erased some of those losses. Ame...
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know.wintrust.com If anyone knows a thing or two about saving money, it’s those who earned and saved enough money to retire early. I’ve spoken with and learned from, many early retirees, several of whom retired millionaires, and I’m always impressed with not just their insightful advice on building wealth but w...
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Tax season is a headache for many of us. But, for small business owners, tax mistakes can be especially crippling. https://bit.ly/2v06VTv
know.wintrust.com Tax season is an annual headache. For a small business owner, navigating the taxation minefield can be an agonizing exercise. It takes financial know-how, organization, and commitment. If mismanaged, the results can be crippling. Mistakes caught during an audit might tank your business and, at the v...
Those coins in your jar may be worth more than you think! 👛 https://bit.ly/312VcyU
When you get a question like this, a good strategy is to answer with one of your own: "What makes you ask?" https://bit.ly/39yqcdy
know.wintrust.com Coming from your children, “How much do you make?” is the kind of awkward question that makes parents squirm. Your first inclination may be to blurt out a top-of-the-head answer, such as “That’s none of your business.” You don’t feel comfortable sharing the information, and you’re natu...
As consumers, you have a massive opportunity to amplify the voices of female business owners. #InternationalWomensDay https://bit.ly/3cmjzx5
know.wintrust.com Chances are good that you know at least one woman who runs a small business. She might run a retail shop, own a restaurant or be in charge of a thriving small company—or she may be a one-woman operation providing goods or services via her online or home-based business. Globally, women comprise abo...
Having an estate plan allows everyone—boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials alike—to enjoy life knowing their family and their assets will be taken care of. https://bit.ly/37Vcy2N
know.wintrust.com Being wealthy is not a requirement for creating an estate plan. Neither is being old, retired, having a family or owning a lot of assets. If you are a Millennial, and you haven’t started estate planning, here’s how to get started. Why Millennials Should Begin Estate Planning Now If you have be...
#SpringCleaning is a great way to sort out everything you already own so you can start to reduce the amount of money spent on duplicates. 💐💵
The U.S. is among the most dangerous developed nations in the world in which to give birth. It's not fine, but together we can do something about it. Join us at March of Dimes Illinois Chapter's March for Babies walk on April 26 in Chicago. 💜👶
Show gratitude toward your employees on #EmployeeAppreciationDay and every day. https://bit.ly/2Py99Rb
know.wintrust.com I once had a boss tell me that I should learn to pat myself on the back. Aside from the physical limitations involved in that, this was said during a conversation about my performance, where he mentioned in passing that I had exceeded expectations. He explained that he didn’t see the need to offer...
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1. Get preapproved before you start going on showings. https://bit.ly/2vfnc7h
know.wintrust.com The real estate industry can feel like it has its own set of rules. With that in mind, I’ve brought you four homebuying etiquette rules that every buyer should know. Read them over and keep them in mind so that you feel prepared for when you’re ready to hit the market. 1. Get preapproved before ...
The Chicago Cubs players’ votes are in for the #WintrustCrosstownTrophy. Is yours? VOTE HERE: https://bit.ly/2udBBjL ⚾🏆
Focus on your asset allocation, hold tight to your investments, and be willing to adjust your plans. https://bit.ly/2TjYJFI
know.wintrust.com The Great Recession hit many Americans hard between 2007 and 2009 — including their retirement accounts. But, it’s worth remembering that many made it through just fine. While it can certainly be stressful, these retirees from Business Insider’s Real Retirement series say it’s possible to ma...
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Lauren Roman is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Frankfort.
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