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Maintaining Your Home & Planning for the Future

05/10/2021So, you purchased a home – congratulations! Now comes the challenging (but rewarding!) work of maintaining it.
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Insuring Your Future: Navigating Insurance

05/10/2021Home Insurance is absolutely essential to protect what is likely your largest investment: your home.
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Making a Down Payment: How Much Do I Need?

05/10/2021A lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment.
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Financing New Home Construction: Can I Build?

05/10/2021So, you think you want to build a new home? Or, maybe you’re wondering if you can?  
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Selecting a Mortgage Product: What’s Right for You?

05/10/2021Not all mortgages are the same, and it's important to understand the benefits and disadvantages of each mortgage type before purchasing a home.
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Preparing to Buy: How Much Can You Afford?

05/07/2021If you're planning to buy a home (whether it’s your first home or you’re making a move), you probably have good reasons for your decision.
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Beginning Investing

05/06/2021As logical as it might seem to look for the perfect stock or bond and make it your investment of choice, that’s not the best approach to meeting your financial goals.
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Managing Debt

05/06/2021Even if you're financially responsible, life's unpredictable nature can sometimes catch you off guard, making it dangerously easy to fall into debt.
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Building Credit & Best Practices for Credit Cards

05/06/2021Understanding the importance of building and maintaining your credit score.
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Saving for Emergencies

05/06/2021When emergencies and unexpected situations strike, it’s important to be prepared and make wise decisions.
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Supporting your Local Community

05/06/2021There are plenty of things everyone can do to help support their local community.
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Budgeting Made Simple: The 50/30/20 Rule

05/06/2021Your budget is a way to stick to your saving goals. If you have a partner, having one household budget is essential for having a good sense of where you stand financially together.
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Life Insurance and Wills

05/06/2021Life insurance and wills aren’t things people like to talk about. After all, planning for the financial impact of your death isn't an easy thing to do—but it's essential.
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Retirement and 401ks

05/06/2021Even if you’re just starting your first real job—actually, especially if you’re just starting your first real job—it’s time to start thinking about retirement.
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Health Insurance

05/06/2021One of your biggest financial risks is confronting unexpected expenses that your family can’t afford, no matter how careful you are with your money.
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Teaching Children about Money

05/05/2021One of the most important things you can teach your children is how to manage money and invest for the future.
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Preparing for the Expenses of Parenthood

05/05/2021Parenthood is a fulfilling experience that requires careful planning and consideration.
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Talking to your Partner about Money

05/04/2021When it comes to talking with a spouse or partner about money, many people shy away. It can be scary — but it doesn’t have to be.
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Third Economic Impact Payments

04/07/2021The most recent relief legislation contains provisions for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) is similar to the first and second rounds, and our federal government is expected to start sending the payments to eligible Americans in the week ahead.
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Making a Down Payment on a House

02/01/2021A lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment.
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Small Business Owners Identified as COVID Scam Targets

01/14/2021

Target for new COVID scam: Small business owners. January 13, 2021 by Lesley Fair, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC 


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Saving with a Purpose: An Online Coach

01/06/2021Saving with a purpose is the secret to making your goals a reality. This Coach session will help you set concrete savings goals and show you how much you need to save every month to reach them
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Establishing an Emergency Fund

01/04/2021One of the most effective tools for preventing a large-scale financial disaster is an emergency fund, an amount of money that is set aside to cover unexpected expenses, or to keep you afloat if no regular income is coming in.
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Guide to Savings Accounts

01/04/2021If you're building an emergency fund, saving for a big purchase, or getting money together to invest, using an insured savings account can put you on the right road.
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Beware of COVID-19 Stimulus Payment Scams

12/30/2020Don’t let fraudsters get to your money, here’s what you need to know.
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Second Stimulus Payments Have Begun

12/30/2020In response to pandemic conditions, the Federal government passed a stimulus bill called the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021,” and as a result, you may soon receive an economic impact payment by check or direct deposit.
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Buying a Home

12/15/2020Start by defining your goals. Consider where you want to live, the features you're looking for, what you can afford, and a realistic date for having the money you'll need. Then apply your knowledge to making this key decision.
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Reasons to Refinance Your Auto

12/15/2020Refinancing can be beneficial if everything lines up in your favor. What can you get out of it? The list is long and exciting for someone stuck with loan payments that they aren’t happy with.
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What a Car Loan Costs

12/15/2020When shopping for a car, it's usually best to start by shopping for a car loan. When you’re shopping for a car loan, remember that what it costs you to borrow depends on three things...
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What You Should Know Before Making a Down Payment on a House

12/15/2020A lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment.
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Holiday Shopping Season 2020

12/09/2020The holiday season is upon us and retailers are already preparing for what they hope will be a successful shopping season. Because of COVID-19, it’s likely that we’ll be going online to look for those perfect gifts. With so many deals around and what seem like eternal “Black Friday" sales, it’s important to keep some online shopping tips in mind. 

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The North Shore Bank Zoo Boo Returns for Family-Friendly, Socially-Distanced Fun

09/14/2020The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to once again partner with North Shore Bank to present North Shore Bank Zoo Boo for the 2020 season. Although this year’s event features a few changes from years past to promote health and extra safety measures, you can rest assured that we haven’t changed the fun! 
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Can a Coat of Paint Sell Your Home?

05/08/2020Profit depends equally on sale price, however, so be sure not to neglect the selling process. After all, buying low and selling low produces the same result as buying high and selling high.
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Tips to Avoid Scams During Coronavirus

05/04/2020Scammers are trying creative ways to get your money or sensitive information during this challenging time. Discover tips to help you avoid falling victim to these tactics.
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As Our Country Faces Crisis, Bankers are Heroes Too

04/24/2020Chairman and CEO Jim McKenna recognizes the efforts North Shore Bank and other community banks are making to serve the needs of their customers and communities. He wrote this commentary to bring attention to the unsung heroes fighting the economic war our country now faces due to consequences of COVID-19.
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

04/21/2020The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and play games that center around spending money wisely. Be open and honest when you discuss your financial experiences—good or bad.
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Let’s Celebrate Seymour Savings’ 20th Birthday!

04/21/2020A big thank you goes out to our mascot, Seymour Savings, for creating smiles and helping raise money-savvy children over the past two decades at North Shore Bank.
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Teaching Kids to Save

04/17/2020Everyday spending habits can have far more impact on our financial future than any single investment decision we may make. The earlier we can teach children about earning interest versus paying it, the better prepared they will be to manage their own finances.
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What to Know About the 2020 Economic Relief Payments

04/16/2020The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.
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Piggy Bank Lessons

04/15/2020Here are a few fun and useful lessons about money for our little savers. There’s a message in each of these old sayings.
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Raising Money-Smart Kids

04/15/2020Teaching kids to save is important. But what should kids learn at each age? Here’s a chart to help you talk to your kids about money, introducing the right topics at the right age.
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New North End Walk-Up Video Teller and ATM Access Now Available!

04/13/2020North Shore Bank is excited to let you know that the construction of our newest office located on Milwaukee’s East Side is complete.  We’re eager to provide you banking services in the vibrant North End neighborhood on the corner of E. Pleasant St. and Water St.
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What You Should Know About the CARES Act

04/03/2020The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every facet of American life and severely impacted the markets and economy. The following are highlights of many of the federal relief opportunities created thus far which may benefit you.
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COVID-19 Update: We’re here for you!

03/17/2020As always, the well-being of our customers, communities, and employees are our priority. During this difficult time, you can feel confident that North Shore Bank has the staff, services and strength to fully support you.
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A Message to Our Customers about COVID-19

03/13/2020As always, the wellbeing of our customers, communities, and employees are our priority. With the growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can trust that North Shore Bank is taking appropriate actions based on the latest conditions. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we move forward in an evolving situation.
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The SECURE Act and You.

01/16/2020The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed and signed into law in December 2019. Understanding what the new law provides will allow you to look ahead and confidently develop plans for financing your retirement.
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Is Now the Right Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

01/02/2020A refinanced loan can yield lower interest rates, fund a future endeavor, help with debt consolidation or shave off some years on your financial commitment. There are costs involved with refinancing, so it is a decision to make after doing the proper diligence.
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How Real is the Risk of Recession?

12/04/2019History tells us that at least one of three major factors is generally at play when recession risk becomes reality: shock, excess and the Fed itself. Let’s take a closer look at each of these...
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Business Bankers Make Yearly Cream Puff Deliveries to Clients

08/28/2019Earlier this month, North Shore Bank Commercial Banking team members made their annual delivery of Wisconsin State Fair cream puffs to clients — 26 boxes containing six cream puffs each.
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Bank Enjoys Decades-Long Racine County Fair Partnership

08/28/2019North Shore Bank involvement at the Racine County Fair
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Getting a Head Start on College Savings

08/28/2019Before you throw your hands up in the air and send junior out looking for a job, you might consider a few strategies to help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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Back to School: Online Safety

08/22/2019Now that summertime is quickly coming to an end, it’s back-to-school season. While you’re running around getting pencils, calculators and binders, remember something else on your back-to-school list: talking with your kids about online safety.
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As School Year Draws Near, Consider Options for Young Savers

08/12/2019The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to start a child’s financial education, too! 
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My Cash Back Rewards Now Available in Mobile Banking

08/07/2019Earlier this year we launched a new rewards program, My Cash Back Rewards. With My Cash Back Rewards, you'll get rewarded from the places you shop when you use your North Shore Bank debit card, and it can now be accessed on the North Shore Bank Mobile app.
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Sturgeon Bay Raises Over $1,500 for Wisconsin Humane Society

08/06/2019The Sturgeon Bay branch’s June fundraiser for the Door County campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society raised $1,564.04.
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Taste of Lake Country Features Plenty of Food, Fun in Pewaukee

08/02/2019Food and fun were in the air, as usual, at this year’s North Shore Bank Taste of Lake Country in Pewaukee on July 26 and 27. 
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Financial Readiness in Times of Disaster

07/18/2019Safety is priority one when it comes to dealing with a weather emergency or natural disaster. Sometimes that means you have to pack up and leave home, not knowing when — or if — you’ll be able to return.
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Shorewood Cycling Event a Success in Despite Weather

07/16/2019North Shore Bank was again was a part of this year’s amazing Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic, Tour of America’s Dairyland.
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Bank Joins 58th Annual Belgian Days Parade

07/15/2019Summertime parade fun in the town of Brussels, WI.
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In Support of Marquette High School Students Bright Future

07/12/2019North Shore Bank recently hosted a day of mentoring for students from Marquette University High School students as part of the school’s DISCOVER program.
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There’s Nothing Like Summer in Wisconsin

07/11/2019It’s time to get out there and experience all that Wisconsin summers have to offer. North Shore Bank is proud to support many fun and worthwhile events taking place in our communities. 
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Forbes Names North Shore Bank One of Wisconsin’s Best Banks

07/10/2019For the second year in a row, North Shore Bank has finished in the top five on Forbes’ list of Best-in-State Banks.
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Build Fun Money into Your Spending Plans

07/02/2019No matter how tempted you are to save by not attending every lakefront or local festival or cutting fun spending altogether to reach your financial goals faster, make sure that you build that essential item into your budget.
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What You Should Know Before Setting up Mobile Pay on Your Smartphone

06/26/2019Like all technological innovations, mobile payments come with a unique set of benefits. Here’s a look at three factors to consider when setting up mobile payments on your device.
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Grafton Artist of the Month Wants His Work to Make You Smile

06/25/2019For July, the branch’s Artist of the Month will be UW-Milwaukee’s Tim Decker. Tim has worked in animation for decades, on projects for television, movies, and video games, and for brands including Disney, The Simpsons, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Employees and Families Come Out for Appleton Flag Day Parade

06/20/2019North Shore Bank was among the more than 100 groups in the 69th annual Appleton Flag Day Parade on June 8.
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It’s Never Too Early Or Too Late To Save

06/17/2019No matter your stage of life, it’s important to have savings: Whether it’s for a special purchase, a college education, your first home, retirement, or an emergency fund.
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Give Your Business a Financial Checkup

06/12/2019Three tips for keeping your business finances healthy.
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SCAM ALERT: Be Wary of Family Emergency Scams

06/10/2019Imposters claim to be friends or family in distress to trick consumers into wiring money.
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Kids Win Bikes at 2019 Fisheree in Burlington

06/04/2019One lucky girl and one lucky boy each won a bike at the Burlington Conservation Club Kids Fisheree
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What are the Pros and Cons of Getting a New Home Estimate

05/23/2019What are the benefits and drawbacks of a new estimate for your home?
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Seven Road Trip Finance Tips

05/22/2019These strategies can help you manage your money before and during a trip.
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What Qualifies as a Strong Password?

05/22/2019Tips for preventing your passwords from being cracked by hackers.
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Next Door Walk For Children Benefits Early Childhood Education

05/20/2019North Shore Bank participated in Next Door’s 2019 Walk for Children on May 18, joining over 500 other people to help raise funds for the Milwaukee nonprofit’s early-childhood education programs.
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North Shore Bank Wraps Up Another Successful Free Community Shredding Day

05/15/2019North Shore Bank’s 13th annual free Community Shredding Day on May 4 attracted many people looking to safely and securely destroy sensitive documents.
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North Shore Bank is Awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces Honor by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

05/02/2019The award annually honors the top employers in the Southeast Wisconsin area.
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Fun for All at the Fox Cities Kidz Expo Presented by North Shore Bank

04/24/2019As the presenting sponsor, North Shore Bank was proud to partner with the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis to offer families a free community event that helps kids have fun, discover, and learn new skills, especially financial skills that will help them their entire lives.
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Keep Tech Support Strangers Out of Your Computer

04/17/2019If you need tech help with your computer, where do you go? An online search might lead you straight to scammers who scare you into thinking your computer is in dire need of repair...and then sell you costly software that you don't need.
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How to Tackle Clutter in Your Home

04/15/2019If your home resembles an untidy mess rather than the peaceful sanctuary you long for, now is the time to get serious about decluttering.
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Business Leaders Attend Fraud Prevention Seminar in Burlington

04/15/2019On March 19, North Shore Bank partnered with Ansay & Associates to offer area businesses more information on business fraud prevention.
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Swing with Shorewood to Benefit the SEED Foundation

04/12/2019Members of North Shore Bank’s Shorewood team supported the SEED Foundation by attending the Swing with Shorewood on March 9 at Pier Wisconsin.
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The ABA's Top 10 Tips for College Students

04/12/2019They understand GPAs and test scores but how can we help them better understand their credit score or the value of saving?
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How to Maintain the Charm of an Older Home When Remodeling

04/09/2019One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to renovate an older home is to implement trendy improvements rather than timeless ones.
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When Should You Set Up a Child’s Savings Account?

04/03/2019It’s never too early to start saving money, which is why a growing number of parents are opening savings accounts for their children.
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Coming Soon: March Power Breakfast Presented by North Shore Bank

03/18/2019Join us and area business leaders on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 a.m. at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee for the premier business information and networking series in southeastern Wisconsin.
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Take These Extra Steps to Secure Your Online Banking Profile

03/18/2019Online Banking is a modern-day service that provides convenience if you often find yourself on the go. This convenience can turn into a major hassle, however, if you don’t properly safeguard your Online Banking profile.
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Product Feature: Business Online Banking

03/15/2019You’re busy running your business, so we’re here to help you save time and money. With North Shore Bank’s Business Online Banking, you can spend less time handling your finances so you can focus your efforts on running your business. 
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Podcast: Planning for Your Mortgage

03/13/2019If you're a first-time homebuyer, you might have a number of questions regarding the home lending process. Here to help you plan for your mortgage is Susan Liedel, one of our Mortgage Loan Professionals.
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Pulaski Finishes Up Renovations, Now Offers More to Customers

03/13/2019Our Pulaski branch recently completed major renovations, sprucing up its appearance and offering more options and benefits to customers.
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New 'You Choose' HELOC Offers Big Advantages to Homeowners

03/12/2019A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) gives you a less expensive way to access credit fast in the event of an emergency or urgent purchase, and more.
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Short-Term vs. Long-Term Business Loans

03/12/2019Sometimes, companies need a hand when the market changes or unexpected costs arise. In other situations, a business needs a bigger boost to push it to a new operating level.
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Seven Strategies for Better Customer Retention

03/11/2019While attracting new customers is crucial for any thriving business, it’s just as important to focus on keeping current customers. Here are some suggestions for improving the customer experience and strengthening customer loyalty.
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4 Steps to Protect Your Business Against Cyber Attacks

03/08/2019With nearly all businesses now operating in virtual space in some capacity, the threat of cybercrime has unfortunately become a common reality that business owners must face. Defending your business against cyberattacks may seem daunting, but fortunately, there are affordable and reasonable steps you can take to protect yourself.
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BUSINESS: Tips for Securely Filing Your Taxes

03/07/2019As a business owner, your number one priority is safeguarding the interests of your enterprise, which is why you should take extra precaution to ensure that your information is protected when filing your business taxes.
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Sussex “Royal Baby Shower” Pulls in Donations for Local Tots

03/05/2019Our Sussex branch held a daylong community “royal baby shower” on March 1 and used the event to collect baby and toddler essentials for Sussex Outreach Services, which helps local families in need.
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McKinley Elementary School Field Trip Fundraiser

03/04/2019In February, our Kenosha branches participated in a McKinley Elementary School Field Trip Fundraiser.
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Pros and Cons of Having an Emergency Fund

03/04/2019Is establishing an emergency fund always the right decision for your situation? 
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Does the 4 Percent Rule Still Work?

02/28/2019How well does this long-trusted rule of thumb still hold up?
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Podcast: Answering our Top Five Mortgage Questions

02/27/2019We get a lot of questions about home buying, and here are a few that stand out as our "top five".
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Saturday is Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo!

02/25/2019Visit the Milwaukee County Zoo on Saturday, March 2. Admission is free all day. Family Free Day is sponsored by North Shore Bank and Fox 6. 
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Recapping the February 22 Focus on Manufacturing Breakfast

02/25/2019On Feb. 22, North Shore Bank partnered with the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce to present the 2019 Focus on Manufacturing Breakfast at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. 
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7 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Count

02/25/2019As many Americans receive their refunds this year, the American Bankers Association has highlighted seven tips to help them use the money wisely.
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Podcast: Understanding Mortgage Lingo

02/13/2019There are many terms associated with the mortgage process. Today, we're joined by Chris Boland, Vice President of Consumer Lending here at North Shore Bank, who will shed some light on the words and phrases you might hear when applying for a new home loan.
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Know the Differences between Simple and Compound Interest

02/07/2019Don’t let your compound interest loans spiral out of control.
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Capping Off a Great Green Bay Gamblers Hat Night

02/07/2019North Shore Bank employees and their families helped at the Green Bay Gamblers Hat Night on February 1, handing out free headwear to the first 1,000 people through the gates for the hockey game.
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3 Steps To Position Your Product in the Proper Market Context

02/06/2019Successful businesses know that having a good product is only part of the battle. Even if you are the best at what you do, that could mean very little if your brand is unable to set itself apart from the competition and capture customers. Positioning your product in the proper market context can help with that.
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5 Ways to Decrease Costs for Your Company

02/06/2019With a bit of thought and creativity, you can decrease costs for your business in ways that won’t disrupt your goals or productivity. In fact, careful cost-cutting could even help your company operate more efficiently and serve customers more effectively.
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Employees Judge Ice Sculptures at Greendale Winterfest

02/05/2019North Shore Bank’s Greendale and Southridge branches sponsored Winterfest 2019 in Greendale on February 2.
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Top Accounting Challenges for Most Businesses

02/04/2019No matter what sector your business is in, proper accounting is crucial to your success. There are a variety of options you can choose from to help you manage your money, but none are completely perfect. Consider these common challenges businesses like yours often face while tracking financial operations and transactions throughout the year.
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Product Feature: Business Debit Cards Rewards

02/01/2019Not only does a North Shore Bank business debit card give you the ability to easily manage cash flow and control employee spending, you can reap the rewards of these MasterCard value-added services.
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Podcast: Using Certificates of Deposit to Build Your Savings

01/30/2019In this episode of our In Your Interest Podcast, we discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of putting your money in a certificate of deposit (CD).
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Getting a Loan and Choosing a Lender: What You Need to Know

01/28/2019Preparation is key to navigating today’s housing market.
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Should You Downsize?

01/22/2019Looking at the advantages and disadvantages of moving into a smaller home
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Teachers Snap Up Record $10,000 at 2019 Dash for Cash

01/21/2019Thirty-three Wisconsin educators participated in the Teachers Dash for Cash at the Green Bay Gamblers hockey game on January 19. 
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Protecting Your Mobile Device

01/17/2019The American Bankers Association recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.
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Podcast: Four Factors That Affect Your Home Value

01/16/2019Your home's value is influenced by a variety of elements. In this episode of our In Your Interest Podcast, we'll look at a four specific factors that can affect the value of your home.
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Five Smart Tips to Get Yourself Financially Fit

01/10/2019Taking control of your personal finances will allow you to save and prepare for unexpected expenses. Get financially fit this year.  Follow the tips below to get started.
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Oak Creek’s Breakfasts with Santa Sell Out

01/07/2019As in years past, tickets sold out quickly for the 2018 holiday season’s Breakfast with Santa events at the Oak Creek Community Center on December 9 and 16.
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Understanding the Changes to Roth IRA Recharacterizations

01/07/2019The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 includes changes to the rules governing IRAs. Specifically, the law repeals the rule permitting recharacterization of Roth IRA conversions, extends the rollover period for plan loan offset amounts, temporarily relaxes the early distribution penalty exception for medical bills, and provides tax relief relating to certain major disasters. 
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Pros and Cons of Flexible Work Hours

01/07/2019There are multiple reasons you should consider offering flexible work hours, in which your team members can pick the time to work that is best for them.
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4 Steps to Resolving Customer Debt

01/03/2019You are open for business. It’s all running smoothly until some patrons don’t pay their bills. This issue is not uncommon in service businesses or enterprises where you send invoices after work is complete.
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10th Annual Race for the Hungry Helps Local Food Pantries

01/02/2019North Shore Bank hosted its 10th annual Race for the Hungry events at supermarkets in Kenosha, Menasha, and Milwaukee on December 27. 
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3 Ways to Save on Pet Expenses

12/19/2018If you want to ensure that your pet has only the best while saving a bit of money in the process, consider these tips.
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Corporate Holiday Event Takes in Cash, Clothing for Homeless

12/14/2018Celebration attendees from the bank’s support departments and our Brookfield Square branch lined up for a wide selection of yummy food and treats as part of the bank’s annual charitable holiday event on December 12.
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Candy Cane Lane Raises Over $2,500 for MACC Fund on North Shore Bank Night

12/13/2018As in years past, North Shore Bank helped open up Candy Cane Lane in West Allis for visitors who wanted to take in the well-known holiday lights display. The event runs through Wednesday, December 26, 2018, and is an annual family favorite.
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Thank You for Supporting our Annual Toy Drives

12/11/2018Once again, our North Shore Bank annual toy drives throughout the state were a success thanks to you. We appreciate your generous donations to the bank’s Toys for Tots campaign, Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County collection and Greater El Bethel Toy Drive in Milwaukee.
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Becoming a Savvy Giver

12/11/2018With rising operating costs, loss of government funding and an increasing demand for services, charities need donors' help now more than ever. Donating to your favorite cause can be fulfilling, but to ensure that your gift reaches the intended source, follow these tips.
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Community Warms Up inside Jackson Park after Tree Lighting

12/10/2018Our Jackson Park branch invited attendees of the neighborhood’s annual Christmas tree lighting on December 7 to stop in afterward for hot cocoa and other treats. 
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Northland Gathers Holiday Gifts for Fox Cities Foster Kids

12/05/2018Our Northland branch sponsored 14 foster children in the Fox Cities area this holiday season, purchasing gifts for the kids, who range in age from 1 to 16.
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Mobile Wallets: Moving Shopping Into the Future

12/05/2018These days, most transactions don’t involve physical money, so why should they involve physical wallets? Thanks to new technologies like Samsung Pay, Google Pay (formerly Android Pay) and Apple Pay, you can now use your smartphone to securely make transactions without ever having to take out your credit card.
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Girl Scouts visit Shorewood Office

12/03/2018In November, a local Girl Scout Troop (#10586) visited our Shorewood branch to learn about banking.
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Free Credit Freezes are Here

11/19/2018Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here thanks to a new federal law. Here's what you should know:
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Eight Holiday Budget Tips

11/15/2018You may have been a last minute holiday shopper last year, but planning now can help you have a happier, stress-free holiday season this year.
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Home for the Holidays: You can prevent elder abuse.

11/08/2018If you’re like most Americans, you don’t get to see your elderly loved ones as often as you’d like. The holidays offer an opportunity to visit with parents and grandparents. Given that 1 in 10 older Americans are abused and neglected, the National Center on Elder Abuse wants everyone to know what they should be looking for when visiting elderly loved ones to ensure that they are aging with respect and dignity.
 
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Bank Rolls Out Snapchat Filters for Autumn Events

11/07/2018Keep an eye out for more North Shore Bank Snapchat filters at future events we put on or sponsor!
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Pirates, Princesses and More Join Our Super Heroes at NEW Zoo Boo

11/05/2018The NEW Zoo is a great place to visit any time of year, but especially during the three weekends of North Shore Bank’s Zoo Boo!
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Employees’ Kids Trick-or-Treat Throughout Corporate Office

11/02/2018Employees’ children, grandchildren, and other young family members trick-or-treated at Corporate on October 26. 
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Racine Boo at the Zoo Draws Over 4,000 for Trick-or-Treating

11/01/2018Thousands showed up for trick-or-treating and fun at the Racine Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo Saturday, October 27.
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Night of the Ghost Train in Shorewood Attracts Family Fun

11/01/2018North Shore Bank once again sponsored the Night of the Ghost Train in Shorewood on October 31.
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Enter our 'Make Change Happen' Video Contest

10/18/2018Here’s your chance to help fund your school project without spending a dime!
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How to Create a Food Budget

10/16/2018Frugal grocery-buying strategies to minimize monthly expenses.
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Bank Shows Support for Brewers

10/15/2018North Shore Bank employees demonstrated their support for the Milwaukee Brewers by wearing the baseball team’s attire last Friday, October 12.
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Bank President Receives Prestigious Emu Egg from Zoo Society

10/12/2018The Zoological Society of Milwaukee presented president and COO Jay McKenna with one of its highest honors, the coveted Emu Egg Award, at a dinner on September 13, 2018.
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Visit the Milwaukee County Zoo for Free!

10/10/2018On October 6, 2018 North Shore Bank employees helped kick off the new season of Family Free Days, and it was a great time for everyone.
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Using CDs for Your Savings

10/09/2018The advantages and drawbacks of putting your money in a certificate of deposit.
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9 Facts about Retirement

10/04/2018Regardless of what approach you intend to take, here are nine things about retirement that might surprise you.
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North Shore Bank Team Places Second in Spelling Bee Fundraiser

10/03/2018The bank’s Grafton and Mequon branches formed a team and placed second at the Spell Wars spelling bee fundraiser on September 7, 2018.
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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

09/27/2018Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts.
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Why a Relationship is as Important as the Rate when Searching for Business Financing

09/20/2018If your company is in the market to buy another, look for these qualities in a potential banking partner.
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4 Factors That Influence Your Home's Value

09/14/2018The best way to understand how value works when it comes to your home is to learn what these elements are.
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Bank Employees’ Dogs Join in the Elmbrook Humane Society’s Wagfest

09/10/2018North Shore Bank was a sponsor of the event and attendees spun the prize wheel at the bank’s booth, met employee’s dogs, and visited with one another.
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Racine Team Gets ‘Beastly’ for Zoo Debut Gala

09/10/2018The bank’s Racine office employees attended the Racine Zoo Debut on Saturday, September 8.
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Bank Donates to Shorewood SEED

09/06/2018As part of the grand opening celebrations of its new Shorewood location, North Shore Bank held a “loose change” fundraiser of which it matched up to $1,000 of coins counted during the first week it was open.
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Sun Makes for Beautiful Day at the Racine Car Show

09/05/2018Racine employees staffed a table at the Racine Zoo’s 23rd annual Car, Truck & Bike Show on August 19.
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Should You Install a Banking App on Your Phone?

09/04/2018You may have reservations about incorporating this very important aspect of your life into your smartphone, and that’s perfectly reasonable — here’s what you need to consider.
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Jobs to Keep You Active During Retirement

08/24/2018Retirement strips away the stresses of the workday and replaces them with rest, relaxation, independence and adventure. While you might think that having unlimited time to do whatever you please is endlessly appealing, many retirees find they miss the sense of order that working brought to their lives.
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Essential Improvements to Make Before Listing Your House

08/17/2018If sentimental value translated into actual dollars, selling your house would be easy. Alas, putting your house on the market requires a great deal of work. There are parts of your home that you might find charming or comforting, but they might not translate to new buyers when you put it on the market.
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North Shore Bank’s Children’s Day at Racine Fair Offered Family Fun

08/15/2018Hundreds of kids, parents, and grandparents showed up for Children’s Day at the Racine County Fair. Families had a good time taking in the fair and our Burlington and Union Grove employees helped provide fun with games, craft activities, and prizes. 
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How to Develop a Financial Plan

08/15/2018The key to a good budget is including as much information as you can, so that you can adequately prepare and plan. It's important to keep accurate records of your spending so you'll spot places where you can save money and know how much you can reasonably spend.
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Northland Employees Have a Ball at Timber Rattlers’ Princess Night

08/13/2018Appleton Northland Universal Banker Patt Kox and Teller Kathleen Veu handed out tiaras to youngsters attending the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ Princess Night game on August 10. They took a moment to model the goods themselves, too. An enchanting evening was had by all, and North Shore Bank is proud to sponsor Family Nights at the stadium in Appleton.
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2018 National Night Out Events a Success

08/09/2018The bank participated in National Night Out activities in Franklin and Brookfield once again this year. National Night Out is an annual event that strengthens the relationship between communities and local law enforcement by bringing them together to share food, fun, and information.
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Tips for Estate Planning

08/07/2018When it comes to the topic of estates, having a plan is important, and those who spend some time getting their affairs in order will end up giving the best gifts to their families.
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Shorewood Ribbon Cutting Makes Office Opening Official

08/03/2018We celebrated the grand opening of our new Shorewood office with a VIP ribbon-cutting event on July 31. Community officials joined bank staff and customers to celebrate the new building’s opening and North Shore Bank’s founding 95 years ago in the Village of Shorewood in 1923.
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Bank-branded Baseballs Equal Fun for Fans at the Lakeshore Chinooks Game

08/02/2018It was great to be a part of the Lakeshore Chinooks Baseball season in Mequon. North Shore Bank sponsored Logo Baseball and Team Autograph Night in July. Bank staff were happy to support the community’s family-friendly attraction and they enjoyed running into customers while attending the event.
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Check Out the Bank’s Beastie at the Milwaukee County Zoo

07/24/2018​North Shore Bank is sponsoring a Beastie at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and you can see it through Labor Day.
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Make Paying Bills Easy with Bill Capture

07/20/2018It’s easy to manage your money and pay bills with our free Bill Pay service, especially when you use the Bill Capture feature in Mobile Banking.
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Budgeting for Your First Home

07/18/2018If you have made the decision to purchase your first home, you will likely encounter a number of questions throughout the process. Perhaps no question is as important as that of how you plan to pay for it.
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Five Finance Lessons to Teach Your Kids Before College

07/18/2018Being away from home is a tremendous responsibility for kids, especially when it comes to managing money. With the following tips, your college-bound kid will start school with a financial head-start.
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Protecting the Elderly From Financial Abuse

07/16/2018You, or someone you know, could become the victim of a growing crime in America — financial abuse of older Americans. Seniors are increasingly becoming targets for financial abuse. As people over 50 years old control over 70 percent of the nation's wealth, fraudsters are using new tactics to take advantage of retiring baby boomers and the growing number of older Americans. 
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Forbes Ranks North Shore Bank a Top Wisconsin Bank

07/12/2018North Shore Bank was included on Forbes‘ first-ever lists of Best-in-State Banks and Credit Unions, released late last month.
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Office Olympics Raises Funds for Hope House

07/12/2018Our Corporate Community Outreach Committee’s Office Olympics raised nearly $600 for Hope House of Milwaukee, along with three overflowing large boxes of donated goods.
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Great Crowd for Tosa July 4th Parade

07/06/2018While the weather was warm for this year’s Fourth of July Parade in Wauwatosa, the turnout was great and it was wonderful to be part of one of our area’s best parades. Our employees and their families rode North Shore Bank’s patriotic float and received warm greetings from customers and neighbors.
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7 Banking Tips Millennials Need to Know

07/05/2018Use bank tech to save without thinking about it. Consider automatic payroll deductions or automatic transfer from checking to savings. Arrange to have a specific amount transferred to your savings account every pay period.
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North Shore Sponsors Kids’ Race at Shorewood Criterium

07/02/2018This year’s Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic took place June 28. The annual bike race is part of the Tour of America’s Dairyland, an 11-day competition taking place across southeast Wisconsin.
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Kenosha Kingfish Invite Kids Club for Tour

06/28/2018North Shore Bank’s Kenosha Area branch staff attended this summer’s first North Shore Bank–sponsored event for the Kenosha Kingfish Kids Club, a VIP tour of the Northwoods League baseball team’s stadium, followed by lunch.
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6 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Should Avoid

06/26/2018

Developing a financial plan can often take a backseat to the excitement of a wedding, but it’s important to remember that this is not only a marriage of hearts but also a marriage of finances and future together.

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Bank Sponsors Power Breakfast at the Pfister Hotel

06/22/2018About 350 Milwaukee-area business and community leaders attended the Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast presented by North Shore Bank.
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Bank’s Float Wins Patriot Award in 68th Appleton Flag Day Parade

06/20/2018Each year we look forward to participating in the Appleton Flag Day Parade, and this year we are honored to receive an award for our float.
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SCAM ALERT: Protecting your devices from cryptojacking

06/18/2018Instead of min(d)ing their own business, are scammers using your computer as their virtual ATM?
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Five Ways Your Business Can Protect Itself from Rising Payment Fraud

06/18/2018The Association for Financial Professionals’ 2018 Payments Fraud and Control Survey offers both comfort and concern for U.S. businesses.
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8 Tips for Seniors: How to Protect Yourself from Money Scams

05/25/2018Millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year. Use these tips from NCOA and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement to protect yourself or an older adult you know.
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Bank Services Now Available At Additional El Rey Stores

05/18/2018In an exciting extension of our Video Teller initiative, we are expanding our video teller service to two additional El Rey grocery stores.
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Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

05/16/2018Why retirement comes first, then your child’s college fund.
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Bank Named Top Workplace Winner for Sixth Time

05/14/2018North Shore Bank has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Nice Weather Fuels Large Turnout in another Successful Community Shredding Day

05/08/2018On Saturday, May 5th, we were able to securely destroy and recycle over 38 tons of paper during North Shore Bank’s 12th Annual Free Community Shredding Day.
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6 Tips for Your Financial Spring Cleaning

05/07/2018ABA recommends these six tips to help you organize your finances.
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Adjusting Your Savings When Your Income Changes

05/07/2018When your income does change, for better or worse, it is important to know how you can adapt.
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Podcast: Should You Save Your Credit Card Information Online?

11/01/2017If you shop online frequently, the question of whether it is safe to store credit card information online for the purposes of faster and easier check outs is a valid one that can be approached a number of ways.
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Podcast: What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

10/11/2017Allow this guide to help you understand what escrow is and the ways in which it comes into play during a home buying transaction.
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Podcast: Four of the Best Ways to Grow Your Savings Account

10/28/2016If you have a savings account or are thinking about opening one, it’s apparent that one of your biggest priorities is already saving money.
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Podcast: 9 Ways to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

10/13/2016Here are nine tips you can use to keep your personal and business files safe from ransomware attacks.
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Podcast - Accumulating a Down Payment for Your First Home

09/08/2016Unlike interest rates, property taxes and insurance rates, you decide how much you borrow and therefore how large your monthly mortgage payments will be.
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Podcast - Financing Life's Big Events

08/10/2016Episode 14 of the In Your Interest Podcast
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Podcast - Respecting Your Customers

07/07/2016

Going the extra mile for your customers can pay big dividends for your business. In this episode of our podcast, we discuss five of the ways you can keep your customers.


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Podcast - Estate Planning with a New Baby

06/15/2016While you may think that estate planning is just about dealing with potential estate taxes, there are several other issues that are perhaps currently more important than potential estate taxes. Caring for your new baby needs to include caring about estate planning.
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Podcast - Five Tips to Help Protect Older Americans from Financial Fraud

06/01/2016Taking steps to protect yourself from identity theft and financial fraud can be an ever-evolving challenge.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - 9 Essential Tips to Prepare Your House for Sale

05/18/2016Get your home in top shape to sell with these nine easy and effective tips.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - What to Keep, What to Toss?

05/05/2016Knowing what personal documents you can keep, and how long you need to hold onto them, can be an important part of de-cluttering and organizing your home or office.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Five Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

04/20/2016Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter and organize your home. In this episode of the In Your Interest Podcast, we discuss five tips that you can use during your Spring Cleaning.
 
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 7

04/06/2016Collateral can be an important factor in the loan application process. In this episode of the In Your Interest Podcast, we examine what collateral is, what qualifies as collateral, and how it can help you.
 
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 6

03/24/2016In this episode of In Your Interest, we take a look at ten tax savings tips that you can use year-round.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 5

03/09/2016Managing your finances perfectly can be difficult, if not impossible. But there are some good steps to take that will save you time and help you accumulate funds for any financial objective.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 4

02/24/2016Developing a marketing plan for your small business can be a fairly simple exercise. Think of it as a basic road map to help you get where you want to go, growing your business and brand along the way.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 3

02/10/2016Four Top Reasons to Apply for a Home Equity Loan
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 2

01/27/2016Welcome to North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast. Today we're discussing the benefits you can get from setting up direct deposit.
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North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 1

01/13/2016Welcome to North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast. Today we're sharing ten ways you can easily manage your finances with Online Banking.
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Have You Considered Refinancing Your Home Mortgage?

09/17/2015Find out what factors may help you save on your monthly mortgage costs.
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Five Steps Toward Home Ownership

11/14/2013If owning a home is in your future, make sure you read this.
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