IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015

The Internal Revenue Service wrapped up the 2015 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with warning to taxpayers about aggressive telephone scams continuing coast-to-coast during the early weeks of this year’s filing season. The aggressive, threatening phone calls from scam Continue reading

Providing An Employee Benefit Program

Your total compensation plan must serve to attract, retain and motivate your employees.  While wages usually are the largest component, other parts of the plan are also important.  Together with the work environment, your benefit program may be the difference Continue reading

IRS Announces IRA Rollover Rule Change

Starting January 1, 2015 the IRS will begin enforcing a new interpretation of the rule that limits the number of nontaxable IRA rollovers an individual can complete. Because of this, IRA owners will need to tread even more carefully when Continue reading

Protect your Small Business from Financial Fraud

Cyber attacks against small businesses are growing increasingly sophisticated. Hackers use spoofed emails, malicious software and online social networks to obtain login credentials to businesses’ accounts, to transfer funds from the accounts and to steal private information, a fraud referred to Continue reading

Green your new year!

Why not add going green or going more green to your list of New Year’s resolutions?  While green efforts help to save our ecology, they often save us green in our wallets! Following is a list of 50 ways to Continue reading

Reminder – Review your Credit Report Regularly

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In light of the latest retailer security breach, we think it is important to remind everyone to check your credit report annually and to be vigilant about monitoring your bank and credit card account activity.  Maintaining a solid credit history Continue reading

Introducing Standard Bank Military Banking

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Standard Bank continues to be genuinely committed to the financial well-being of our clients as well as our communities. Beginning July 1, we are happy to announce Standard Bank will launch a new program focused exclusively on Military Service Members Continue reading

Standard Bank helps District 230 Career Internship Students Develop Job Skills

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Standard Bank takes pride in partnering with the communities we serve.  This week, we’d like to spotlight our collaboration with Consolidated High School District 230 in helping build future leaders in our communities through their Career Internship Program.  Students who Continue reading