President’s Message

We enjoyed a vibrant fall, and as the winter season continues, we look for the spring thaw to arrive soon. That’s the great thing about Michigan–seasons change from one to the next.
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Organize Your Records and Save on Taxes

According to the Government Accountability Office, an estimated 2 million taxpayers each year overpay their taxes by failing to take all the deductions they’re entitled to. If your tax records are disorganized, you could be missing out on ways to save on your tax bill.
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Mortgage Spotlight

The housing market is always a topic of interest, and therefore, so is the mortgage market. Over the years, news reports from both industries haven’t always been positive…until now.
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Build Yourself a Safety Net with Emergency Savings

If you’re like many young Americans, a large chunk of your income goes toward paying down debt such as student loans and credit card payments. Paying off debt as soon as possible is a smart move — it can help you save on interest payments and improve your credit score.
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4 Reasons Millennials Should Be Investing In Stocks

In a recent survey, only 26 percent of adults under 30 years old confirmed owning stocks. The most commonly cited reasons were limited funds, a lack of information on the topic and distrust for stockbrokers. Given the recent recession spanning much of this generation’s formative investment years, it’s not very surprising they aren’t chomping at the bit to rely on the stock market for their futures.
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Community Spotlight

This past November, we completed our merger with The Bank of Holland, which added three new banking locations to the West Michigan area.
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