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The term refinance has been publicized non-stop for the last 18-months! Many consumers have taken advantage of the low interest rates and refinanced their mortgage. Rates are still very appealing, so if you are one who have not asked about refinancing, it is not too late to give Bruning Bank a call! But in this article, I want to touch specifically on home improvement projects. 

When consumers have home improvement projects, the usual practice is to refinance their current...READ MORE

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Over the past five years, I have been writing an annual article to remind our newsletter readers about estate planning. I recently had a customer and good friend contact me regarding this topic. He decided it was time to get his financial situation in order because, like all of us, he isn’t getting any younger! Within a couple of months, he was able to meet with an attorney regarding the preparation of his Will, Power of Attorney for Business and Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
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PPP application

As part of the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program was established in 2020 to help pay employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested, please fill out an application below. If you have any questions, please reach out to any Bruning Bank location!

Small businesses, sole proprietorships, self-employed and independent contractors can all apply for PPP. It is encouraged to fill out the application as soon as you are able as to take advantage of the program before...READ MORE

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As if 2020 didn’t throw enough at us, scammers are hard at work. Make sure you are staying alert because it seems that Coronavirus scams are spreading nearly as fast as the virus itself. According to the Federal Trade Commission as of February 1, 2021, Coronavirus related scams have cost Americans $320 million so far.

From phishing emails and texts to robocalls and imposter schemes, fraudsters are out there in full force to take advantage where they can. They closely follow the...READ MORE

House Hunting

Bruning Bank’s mission statement is to assist in building and maintaining wealth. This means that we look out for your entire financial wellbeing, not just a small part of it. As a mortgage loan officer, I look at the big picture – you may be able to afford the house payment now, but what about future debt you may incur? A large house payment may seem fine if you don’t have a car payment, but what if your car breaks down and you have to get a loan for a new one? Will you still be able to...READ MORE

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USDA is providing financial assistance to our producers who continue to face market disruptions because of COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2. If your operation has been directly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, you can apply with your local Farm Service Agency between now and December 11, 2020. 

Eligible commodities include cattle, hogs and sheep. Breeding stock are not eligible, but any female that has not had a baby or male that...READ MORE

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It’s no secret that COVID-19 has altered our world. Some changes are temporary, while others may be here for the long-term. People and companies turned to the resources available to adapt to the times. Bruning Bank has always prided itself on relationship banking and personally interacting with customers, but COVID-19 has really challenged our methods for achieving this.

Home loan lending can be stressful and downright confusing! The home loan officers at Bruning Bank want to east...READ MORE

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When I think about fraud and the variety of ways they target you, me, your neighbor down the street, your grandparents and everyone in the world, it’s a little overwhelming. However, knowing how to recognize fraud is something we are all capable of and Bruning Bank is always here to help!

General Fraud
My personal number one rule is if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Trust your gut! Things such as checks received in the mail that you...READ MORE
Paycheck Protection Program funds replenished

Additonal funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been approved. 

To apply for the program, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact any Bruning Bank location and we would be happy to help!READ MORE

Teach Children to Save

Learning to save is a good lesson from any age, but the habits tend to develope at a younge age. Help your kids develope positive saving habits by helping them participate in Teach Children to Save activities as provided by the American Banking Association (ABA). 

Teach Children to Save looks a little different this year, but we are still proud to be an eduational resource for students in our area!

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Learn about...READ MORE

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