Outside the Box: What it Means to be Nimble

Bill EickhoffFamily Finance, Personal Finance

If you’ve heard our radio ads, visited our website or come into one of our bank branches, you may have heard us talk about being nimble. But, what does that really mean? Can a bank really be nimble? We think so.

By definition, nimble means being quick and light in motion; marked by quick, alert, clever conception, comprehension or resourcefulness.

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We do things different at Plaza Park Bank.

adminPersonal Finance

If you’ve ever applied for a loan, you may have felt like you’re trying to prove your worth to someone else – sometimes even a group of people you’ve never met. And, sometimes, the people making the potentially life-changing decision for you has never met you, never heard your story and has no stake in your happiness or your success.

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5C’s of Credit – How do you Rate?

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The 5Cs have long been used by lenders to evaluate the creditworthiness of both businesses and individuals. And, while they play a big part in the decision-making process, banks like Plaza Park make their decisions based on more than these five factors.

If you’re preparing to apply for a loan, knowing your creditworthiness will help you find a loan type,

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Savings Success Story: The Vouks

Bill EickhoffFamily Who Saves, Personal Finance

In past years, we’ve had spokesfamilies who set a savings goal and we followed them on their journey. This year instead of having new spokesfamilies, we’ve asked past spokesfamilies about how setting a savings goal as a family has changed the way their family looks and savings, goal setting and finances.  We asked one of our past spokesfamilies three questions … Read More

25 Lowcost (& Local) Family Fun Ideas

Bill EickhoffFamily Who Saves, Personal Finance

Plaza Park Bank encourages families to set goals and get active, but any liability involved with the following suggested activities remains the responsibility of the individuals participating.

Get out and have fun with your family this summer! Most of the ideas below are free, low cost or just require some equipment  you may have at home.  Set your family activity … Read More

5 Tips for setting Family Goals

Bill EickhoffFamily Who Saves, Personal Finance

Setting goals together as a family helps you focus on and reinforce your values and priorities. Whether is a savings goal, a family activity or exercise goal, or a giving goal, setting goals give everyone a common purpose.  It builds buy in, fosters teamwork and models great life skills for your kids.  Here are five tips for getting started with … Read More

Plaza Park Bank Partners with BLEND for Family Who Saves & Plays Together!

Bill EickhoffFamily Who Saves, Personal Finance

Plaza Park Bank is thrilled to announce that BLEND is partnering with us this year for our Family Who Saves & Plays Together challenge!  As an active advocate for children’s health in our community, BLEND does so much to encourage families to play and get active together! They love that the Family Who Saves & Plays Together challenge encourages families … Read More