Natalie Dodson

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Podcasts Open Minds to Innovation

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 Podcasts aren’t new – they’ve been around for at least a decade, actually – but the popularity of podcasts has exploded in the last year or two as digital media use continues to increase. Podcasts allow us the opportunity to plug into a certain topic…
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Bankers’ Tips: Take Advantage of International Frugal Day

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 When our banking staff heard Oct. 1 is International Frugal Fun Day, they were happy to share their ideas on how to have fun, frugally. Kyle Pfeifer, financial risk consultant, recommends sports and video games for anyone looking for cheap fun. Very specifically, playing Pokémon…
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Make Cleaning Day Less Painful: Look How They Used to Do It

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 Nobody loves housekeeping, so when we found “1003 Household Hints” among the INB keepsakes, we had to share! It’ll make cleaning day just a little less taxing when you see what cleaning was like in the 1940s. We’re not sure why the old Illinois National…
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Keeping the ring going, thanks to BaZing

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 With smart phones being so much more to most of us than just phones, it’s no surprise my co-worker, Emily Francis, treasury services associate, was perturbed as her phone went totally dark when she was out of town this past spring.  She told us it…
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Raise your Credit Score

5 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 At some point in your life, you may want or need access to credit, whether to carry a credit card or to take out a loan for a large purchase. Your credit score is a major factor that…
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If you want to buy a home, know your credit score

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 Do you want to buy a home for your family to grow in and make memories? Perhaps you’re looking at a new car or a boat? Or maybe you want a credit card to earn cash-back bonuses on your purchases? To do all of these…
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