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Choosing the Right Retirement Plan for a Small Business

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Apr 26, 2017 11:59:18 AM

Jeff Supple, Vice President and Trust Officer

Establishing the ideal retirement plan for a small business can be a somewhat daunting tasks, especially since this is beyond the area of expertise of most business owners.  Even if an owner has some in-house help it usually isn’t in the form of a full-time human resources specialist with an employee benefits background. 

Where to start?

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Topics: State Bank of Cross Plains, wealth management, Business, retirement planning

What Community Banking Means to Me... and to You

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Apr 11, 2017 1:29:53 PM

During April, we celebrate all that it means to be a community bank. But what does that mean to you? 

Rather than give you a list of bullet points, let us introduce you to our Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking, Paul Manchester. He exemplifies our mission to invest in and support the communities we serve. 

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Topics: Banking, Commercial Banking, dane county wi, State Bank of Cross Plains

Understanding the Emerging Omniconsumer

Posted by Security Card Services on Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Used with permission from Security Card Services.

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Topics: Commercial Banking, Treasury Management, Business

3 Ways to Win with Charitable Giving

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Apr 10, 2017 2:31:20 PM

Alyssa J. Skoyen, J.D. -Vice President & Personal Trust Officer

'Tis the season for taxes, tax planning and contemplating new strategies to reduce your tax burden in 2017.  No doubt, you’re aware that certain charitable contributions qualify for a tax deduction.  But, have you thought about other ways your business can “win” with charitable giving? 

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Topics: business banking, Commercial Banking, State Bank of Cross Plains, wealth management

Not Sure Who to Trust? Tips for recognizing a scam

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Apr 6, 2017 1:31:11 PM

It is human nature to find the good in people. It’s a wonderful and healthy thing. However, not everyone deserves our trust. 

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Topics: Banking, Madison WI, community bank dane county wi, security

Estate Planning: The Importance of Asset Titling

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Apr 6, 2017 11:19:39 AM

By Dan Savage, Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer 

Our clients and prospects frequently inquire about titling their real estate, various accounts, and other assets. The benefits of proper asset titling include: 

  • avoiding probate,
  • assisting with the management of property, and
  • ensuring that family members have immediate access to funds at death. 
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Topics: financial planning, Madison WI, Trust, wealth management, wills

A Look at Generosity

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Mar 29, 2017 11:53:08 AM

Stan Koopmans | Senior VP-Business Relationship Manager

As a community bank, we talk a lot about building wealth and protecting your money. Giving some of that money away can feel scary. Many people wonder: “Does giving a portion of your money away (generosity) truly feel good?” 

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Topics: Banking, Commercial Banking, Business

Saving vs. Spending: Tips for knowing when to do each

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Mar 8, 2017 3:28:20 PM

By Paul Manchester-Senior VP - Commercial Banking Relationship Manager

There’s a saying that goes: “You have to spend money to make money.” It’s true! (And it’s false.) The real trick is knowing when to spend and when to save.

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Topics: Banking, budget, business banking, dane county wi

4 Ways to Successfully Transfer Wealth to the Next Generation

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A big part of the American Dream is to leave an inheritance – big or small – to your children and grandchildren.

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Topics: financial planning, State Bank of Cross Plains, wealth management

10 Tips to Protect Your Electronic Devices

Posted by State Bank of Cross Plains on Mar 7, 2017 8:18:16 AM

Electronic devices – such as your smartphone, laptop, desktop, tablet, or another device – offer users more convenience when you input personal data and enable Internet connectivity. However, they also offer a convenient way for hackers to commit cyberfraud if security settings aren’t used properly.

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Topics: State Bank of Cross Plains, security