Want to Buy a Home? Why Your Credit Score Matters…

Right up there with your blood pressure, cholesterol and Social Security number, your credit score is one of the more vital numbers in your life. Some scores are healthier than others. Have your finger on the pulse of your credit; a poor score will keep you from qualifying for a mortgage or you’ll pay thousands […]


Core Bank, Coming Soon!

In February, Centennial Bank’s board of directors approved a plan to merge with Omaha State Bank. Our teams have been hard at work preparing for this transition, and on September 3rd we will open the doors as Core Bank. We have a new name, but all of the same locations and enthusiasm to assist you with […]


Have you saved enough for retirement?

A number of online savings calculators demonstrate how much your savings will be worth in the future. Just plug in your current savings, how many years you plan to save, and average annual gains and — thanks to compounding interest — you see how your savings grows with time. But these calculators don’t give you the full […]


How to outfox the grocery store, and save

Our efforts to save $$$ on groceries — from racking up points on our loyalty cards to clipping coupons — may be futile, unless we know the tactics employed by retailers to get us to part with our hard-earned dollars.   When we’re aware of these tactics, we respond accordingly and employ our own “tricks” […]