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Author: Jen Zarewski

June 5, 2024

Jack Lawson Awarded 2024 Professional of the Year

Jack Lawson, Clearwater President and CEO, Awarded 2024 Professional of the Year A Decade of Visionary Leadership In 2014, Jack became Clearwater’s President and CEO and spearheaded our adoption of values-based banking, a revolution in our approach to banking. Our core values—responsible banking, inclusivity, empowerment, and impact—are not just words on a page but the guiding principles of every decision, … Continue reading

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June 3, 2024

Homeownership Out of Reach? Don’t Give Up Yet.

Home affordability is a top concern for many Montanans. With prices high and availability low, many see home ownership as out of reach. Please don’t give up yet. There are many types of mortgage loan options and programs available to help you buy a home. However, it can be time consuming to research and confusing to know which one is … Continue reading

May 28, 2024

2024 Scholarship Winners

We’re proud to announce Clearwater’s 2024 Scholarship Program Winners. This year we received countless incredible applications making the selection process one for the record books. Although it was tough, we’ve awarded a total of $23,500 in scholarships to ten graduating high school seniors across Montana. Brooklyn Ludemann – Big Sky High School Dawsyn Brewer – Stevensville High School Ethan Alexander … Continue reading

May 20, 2024

5 Tips to Avoid Solar Scams

Solar panels are a great way to save money. According to the Solar Energy Industries Institute, the average U.S. homeowner could save between $800 to $4,000 a year ($70 to $300/month) on energy costs. That’s a lot of money. Before you start shopping, here are five tips to help you identify potential solar panel scams. What are Solar Power Scams … Continue reading

May 6, 2024

Lower Your Energy Usage and Utility Bills

There are plenty of ways to conserve energy and tame your heating, lighting, and cooling bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30% of what most Americans spend on utilities could be reduced with proper weatherization and other simple changes. To help put money back into your pocket and give the planet a little boost, let’s take a look … Continue reading

April 29, 2024

2024 Clearwater Yard Sale

Join the Clearwater team at the Corporate Training Center on May 2 – 3 as we host a Yard Sale to support local nonprofits in the communities we serve. The Clearwater Yard Sale was born as a passion project by team members who appreciate sustainability, want to support local nonprofits, and who love yard sales. This year, all Yard Sale … Continue reading

April 15, 2024

Protecting Your Life Savings from Scams

While you might think it’s just seniors falling for savings scams, young adults are also targeted. In a recent study by Social Catfish, the number of victims 20 and younger rose by nearly 2,500% in recent years. You can do something about it. Let’s look at these savings scams, how they work, and ways you can protect yourself and those … Continue reading

April 12, 2024

Saving at Any Age

Money Doesn’t have to be Taboo Knowledge is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to money and finances. While talking about money can be awkward for many people, discussing family finances can build strong savings foundations for kids and help you and those you love understand priorities and responsibilities. During America Saves Week, let’s look at how clear and … Continue reading

April 11, 2024

Paying Down Debt is Saving

Saving More with Less Debt Purchasing a home or investing in your home’s equity can be a smart money move. Even the right credit cards can boost your credit score and create a bright financial future. But paying 21% or more in interest charges on a loan while earning 4% on your savings equals some big losses. Bottom line, paying … Continue reading

April 10, 2024

Saving for Major Milestones

Your Someday Deserves Attention Everyone has financial goals. Yours could be a new car, house down payment, vacation of a lifetime, or retirement. Reaching your personal major milestones starts with long-term savings and a plan. As part of America Saves Week, let’s look at your major milestone savings options and how starting now can make all the difference for your … Continue reading