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Is a New Home Improvement in the Air?

Posted by Greg Burgess

  With springtime just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about making a few changes around the house. Whether you are considering an overall kitchen upgrade with the addition of a new island, new countertops or updated appliances, remodeling that bonus room or putting in the landscaping plan you have been dreaming[…]

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Hometown Highlight: Lubbock Boys and Girls Club

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

When it comes to meeting local community needs, the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club is one of the first organizations that comes to mind. With three existing locations across Lubbock, one in Shallowater and one breaking ground within a few months, they have made it their mission to help improve the lives of future generations[…]

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How Your Credit Score Affects the Interest Rate on Your Mortgage

Posted by Tami Randolph

There are a number of ways to find the best mortgage rate; however, it may require a little work on the borrower’s behalf. Often times, the mortgage rates you see advertised are the “best-case scenarios,” and not always the rate offered to most borrowers. The best rates are typically offered to borrowers with a 740+[…]

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Fiscally Fit

Posted by Barrett Power

With a new year, everyone starts talking about New Year’s resolutions. The most common resolution, which is almost always mentioned, is getting healthy – lose weight, get fit, work out or something else to this extent. However, a great addition to these goals is to become financially fit. So while you are adding these health[…]

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Learning to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted by Greg Burgess

The special thing about the new year is the opportunity it offers us to reset and restart with new plans and goals for our work and personal lives. It is in this spirit of renewal for 2017, that I want to challenge you to take a step outside of your own comfort zone and attempt[…]

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Hometown Highlight: An Evening to Remember

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States – killing more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia and by mid-century, someone[…]

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Hometown Highlight: Patsy’s Place

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

Patsy’s Place, located in Amarillo, Texas, has made it its mission to provide women, who have been incarcerated, with second chances and with the help they need to live successful lives. Serving as a transitional home for women residing in correctional facilities, the organization and its volunteers nurture and mentor women as they meet the[…]

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Always Prepare for Rain: Build an Emergency Fund

Posted by Christy Campbell

We’ve all had those months, when everything seems to go wrong. Your car gets a flat tire or you get a ticket. You get sick and suddenly have to pay a large medical bill and as your bank account nears zero before your regular expenses are even paid for, you think to yourself, “If only[…]

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Hometown Highlight – Honor Our Troops (H.O.T.)

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

Since 2004, the Honor Our Troops (H.O.T.) organization based in Odessa, Texas has made it its mission to care for and encourage those who fight daily for our freedom. While there are soldiers spread all across the world, H.O.T. says many of them go without receiving care packages from loved ones, which is why H.O.T. was[…]

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Decrease Stress by Separating Funds

Posted by Barrett Power

It is well known that to accomplish a goal, you need to set a plan and then execute your plan. Over the years, I’ve watched people start home renovation projects and then try to attain financing for the project once it had already begun. I’ve seen people go on vacations and then try to get[…]

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