Chris Parks

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Dave Ramsey’s Legacy Journey Drives the Why Behind the How

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Personal finance might seem boring at first – all those numbers, all those bills – but it’s when you start to examine the reasons why you do the budgeting and planning that can bring excitement to otherwise mundane, repetitive tasks. Dave Ramsey is well-known in the…
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Start Young: How to Teach Kids about Money Management

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Overspending and debt accumulation seem to have become the culturally accepted norm for many, leading to a downward spiral where families often feel strained by bills and struggle to save for the future. Because of this, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter…
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Tax Changes Affect Olympians and the Rest of Us

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Did you win an Olympic medal and are now wondering how to report that to the U.S. government? Maybe the answer doesn’t apply to those of us who only participated in the Rio summer games from in front of the TV, but the IRS has other…
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Use Our Knowledge to Meet Personal and Business Financial Goals

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President The popular saying “knowledge is power” certainly rings true when it comes to managing your finances and realizing financial progress. At INB, we operate to make your life easier, and my vision is to help you put in place a solid foundation for your long-term success.…
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The Best Ways to Make Financial Progress

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President “Where you are today is the sum of every choice you’ve ever made. If you don’t like where you are, start making different choices.” With encouragement focused on perseverance and responsibility like this, Dave Ramsey’s take on personal finance has grown immensely popular among those wanting…
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You Could Still Lower Your Tax Payment

By: Chris Parks Senior Vice President If you think it’s too late to affect the amount you’ll pay in 2015 taxes, you could be wrong! You may be able to lower your tax burden and pay yourself at the same time by contributing to a traditional IRA (Individual Retirement Account). You have until April 18…
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Uncorked Pops Its Top to Embrace Kegs and Food

Chris Parks Senior Vice President When you do something well, you should always ask, “How can I do it better?”  This year, the Chatham Uncorked event committee took this idea to heart and took a step back and asked one another, “How can we make our event even better?” We began our planning by confirming…
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Events Focus on Community

Chris Parks Senior Vice President When I was growing up, it was the Arenzville Burgoo that created a sense of community for me.  Late each summer, everyone gathered in the town square to make the thick, smoky chowder.  The making was as important as the eating!  Made of chicken, beef and other top-secret ingredients, the…
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How to Calculate Net Worth

Chris Parks Senior Vice President What is Net Worth? Net worth is the difference between what you own and what you owe. Net worth is essentially your assets (everything you own of value) minus your liabilities (what you owe in debts). Assets can include your home, your cars, your investments, cash or anything else of…
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