Stephen Rimmer Branch Manager's blog

Germ-X and Toilet Paper

Fear. There’s a lot of it out there right now. I went in to Wal-Mart yesterday morning to buy a pair of Dr. Sholl’s shoe inserts. I picked up the shoe inserts, and on a whim, I went over to the aisle to see how much Germ-X was on the shelf.

A Greasy Mess In Greece

Here is our view of the developing situation in Greece as of Tuesday, July, 2015.

At this point in time we do not see the need to make any changes to your investments because of the financial troubles in Greece. 

Seven Things to Do to Help Prevent Indentity Theft

Identity theft is a serious problem affecting more people every day. That’s why learning how to prevent it is so important. Knowing how to prevent identity theft makes your identity more secure. Preventing theft starts with managing your personal information carefully and sensibly. We recommend 7simple precautions to keep your personal information safe:


Well it has been a difficult week in the market. As of this writing, Thursday at 3:15pm CST, the Dow Jones Index* closed down 512 points, it's now at 11,383.68

Here's 3 things the "talking heads" on TV will tell you;

  • This is the worst one day drop since October 22, 2008.
  • In the last 9 trading days, approximately $1.3 Trillion ($1,300,000,000,000) of value has been lost in the market decline.
  • The market has been down 9 of the last 10 days.

You may be wondering, what should I do?

Farmland Prices Grow Higher, Regulators Worried About Another Bubble

Are you thinking of selling or buying farmland? In the last ten years farmland values have doubled on average. Wish we could "still say the same" for our home prices. Will farmland prices drop like home prices? Hmmm.

During the last decade commodity prices have doubled and the banks have had favorable lending terms and low interest rates. These favorable conditions have helped increase farmland prices. Looks like that may be changing soon.


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