Countdown to Tax Day: Tips to make prepping your taxes a little less taxing

Whether you prepare your own taxes or have a trusted professional do it for you, taxes are a certainty — with a fast-approaching deadline! Here are a few tips to make prepping your taxes a little less taxing.   First, simplify. Make the process less daunting.   Start with a folder. Place necessary documentation in said folder […]


Bank Ownership Announces Plan to Merge

David Scott, Chairman of the Board for both Centennial Bank and Omaha State Bank, is pleased to announce the intended merger of these two entities. The union will create synergy between the two banks, and expand the reach and resources of both banks while providing greater operational efficiencies and customer service. The merging of these […]


How much house can you afford?

If purchasing a home is in your future, you’ll want to take a good, hard look at just how much home you can really afford. That “magic number” is primarily the function of two key items: The amount you are able to borrow, and the amount of payment you are able to afford. Know your […]


Refinancing your mortgage? What to expect.

With interest rates at sustained all-time lows, there is no time like the present to refinance your mortgage.   Here’s what to expect:   Applying. The process is relatively straightforward; however, knowing some key information– including the value of your home, how much you want to borrow, income, amount of house taxes and insurance – can […]