Value News Articles - RCB Bank

Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

By: Carla Stanfield | Category: Education | Issue: February 2019

Five students from Kansas and five students from Oklahoma will be awarded a camp scholarship from RCB Bank and will be eligible to choose to attend either Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp 101 or 201, where they will train like real astronauts in Cosmosphere simulators like the 4-G centrifuge, multi-axis trainer and stress simulator. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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The Art of Giving

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2018

If you fret over gift-giving, try one of these no-stress, pay-less ideas from RCB Bank that won't break your budget.

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A Case for Shorter Term Loans

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2018

Interested in buying a car? RCB Bank will help you navigate the world of short-term and long-term loans.

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Six Money Tips Teens Need to Know Before They Leave Home

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

Is your child leaving the nest? Do they fully understand the daily financial issues that will soon become their reality? It’s never too early to start the conversation. Here are six money tips to teach your children before they leave home.

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Putting RCB Bank on the Map

By: Seana Warren | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2017

It’s hard to believe that a successful bank with 41 locations in two states, and over $2.5 billion in assets came from such humble beginnings.

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A Car Buyer's Mistake

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2017

Buying a car is a major purchase. Budgets are tight. It’s tempting to accept financing based on the lowest monthly payment, but don’t. Here’s why.

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Shift Retirement Savings Into Gear Without A 401(k)

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2017

If you don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, you are not alone. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly half of Americans don’t participate in any type of retirement plan at work. No worries. There are ways to save for retirement outside the office. Consider these.

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Be Aware: Fraudsters in Full Force this Tax Season

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2017

You receive an email from what appears to be the IRS, warning you that your tax return is unable to be processed due to errors. In order to avoid a tax penalty or possible legal action, you are instructed to provide some information immediately – click the link to get started.

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No-Stress Savings Plan

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2017

You want to save more money. The truth is you can save more money. The struggle is you want things now. Waiting is hard. Saving money requires discipline.

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Get Financially Fit in 2017

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2017

This is the year you’re going to take charge of your money. No more rationalizing overspending. No more excuses why you can’t put money into savings. No more regrets.

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Are You Financially Prepared to Live a Long Life?

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2016

By the year 2040, it is projected that 14.6 million Americans will live to 85 years old or older. This is triple in population from 6.5 million in 2014, according to the Administration of Aging.

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Smartphone Safety Tips

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2016

This year, are you planning to do the majority of your shopping in store, on your computer or by phone?

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Being Mayberry in 2016

By: Eddie Curran | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2016

When I think of small town local businesses, I’m reminded of Mayberry from “The Andy Griffith Show”. In Mayberry everyone knows your name when you walk in the door. You pay with nickels, dimes or whatever you have. If not, you start a tab and pay it off when you can.

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Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

By: Kenneth Wohl | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2016

Title insurance is a protection policy against loss which may arise from problems connected to the title of the property that you are purchasing.

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Plug Drainage Leaks in Your Finances

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2016

The first week of August is known as National Simplify Your Life Week. We cannot think of a greater time to refocus your energy on what’s important in life and reduce the pressures causing a strain on your health and happiness.

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RCB Bank Breaks Ground on New Location in Coweta

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2016

RCB Bank entered into the Coweta market with the groundbreaking of a new full-service banking facility that took place Friday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m. The new RCB Bank branch will be located at 27010 E. 116th St. South, on the corner of 116th and State Highway 51.

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A Penny Earned is a Penny Saved

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2016

Every year, my granddad would sit his grandkids down at the kitchen table and pour out a big jar full of coins he’d saved. We could have these coins but only after we sorted, divided equally and then rolled them. As little children, it felt like hours to complete this task, but the reward was a bag full of money.

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The Secret Sauce to Achieving Your Goals

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2016

What if I told you goals are like potatoes? Let me explain. One type of goal is like instant potatoes. Stir in water, heat up and enjoy. The other type is like real mashed potatoes. It’s a process that takes time, planning and work. First you have to peel the potatoes, then you cook them, and then you have to mash them until you get rid of all the lumps.

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Scams In All Shapes and Sizes

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2016

Many of us, in fact, more than 30 million Americans annually, admit to being duped by some scam or another. If we are lucky, the loss is minimal and we change our response to door-to-door salesmen or phone solicitors. Some of us are not so lucky, and the financial and emotional loss is tragic. Everyone is at risk of being scammed. Fraudsters are intelligent.

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The Secret to Saving Money

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2016

Only half of American households have a savings plan with specific goals.

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The 5 C's Every Small Business Startup Needs to Know

By: David Goodwin, RCB Bank Lender | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2016

Is 2016 the year you have resolved to start your own business? I suggest you get to know four people: a banker, a CPA, an insurance agent and an attorney. Building good relationships with these invaluable resources will help you and your business succeed.

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Debt Free In 5 Steps

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

Let’s face it; we live in a buy now, pay later society.

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A Word of Caution about Fraud

By: By D. Meyer, RCB Bank Fraud Department | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2015

I cannot stress enough the importance of using caution when it comes to using the Internet, checking your emails and answering phone calls. Criminals are savvy con artists who steal billions of dollars from people each year.

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Three Simple Steps to Kick-start Savings at Any Age

By: By Terry Lockhart, Sr. Vice President, Loan Offic | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2015

One summer when I was young, I wanted to buy a four wheeler. My parents told me if I could save $500, they would pay the difference. I mowed yards and hauled hay bales all summer until I reached my goal. I loved that four wheeler, and probably more so because I had to work hard to get it.

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Am I Getting the Right Mortgage for Me?

By: By Jodi Troyer, RCB Bank Mortgage Specialist | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2015

Taking out a loan and assuming debt is a big decision. Your home loan is most likely your largest debt, and making sure you choose the right loan and lender should not be taken lightly. Here are four questions to ask.

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Five Things Parents Should Do to Shape Money-Smart Kids

By: Steve Elliott | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2015

The goal most parents have for their kids is that they will grow up and become educated, well-adjusted contributing members of society.

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How to create an Individual Investment Plan

By: Joe Langley | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2015

Creating an investment plan will help you reach your financial goals. Without one, you could be leaving your future and retirement to chance.

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Before You Step onto the Dealership Floor, Prepare

By: Todd Ward | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2015

Buying a new or used car can be intimidating even if you’ve done it before, it can still be a whirlwind of negotiations and paperwork.

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Spring Clean Your Financial Life

By: Kenneth Wohl | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2015

As temperatures rise and the flowers and trees begin to bud, we all get the itch to start spring cleaning.

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How to Spot Identity Theft and Respond

By: Christy Wild | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2015

Americans fall victim to identity theft every two seconds, according to the 2014 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research.People of all ages, rac…

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To Have and to Hold a Joint Checking Account?

By: Kyle Head | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes combining checking accounts (for some).

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Money Memories, Lessons Learned

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2015

Edmund Burke once wrote, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”When it comes to money and how to manage it, our past offers valuable lessons.

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Five Reasons Couples Need an Estate Plan

By: Terry Parsons | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2014

It is estimated that over 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans in place. Objectives for estate plans vary from person to person, family to family.

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RCB Bank Welcomes New Hire

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2014

RCB Bank welcomes Brandi Doty as its Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer.

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Say “Yes, Dear” to Text Banking

By: Kyle Head | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2014

My wife and I have been married for almost six months now and the best advice given to me was, “If you want a happy marriage, you need to learn to say ‘yes, dear.’…

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How a Line of Credit Can Help Your Farm Credit Needs

By: Ray McCartney | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2014

Someone recently asked me when the slow time for agriculture is. Sounds like an easy question, right?

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Knowing Your Mortgage Options Can Save You Money

By: Derek Robinson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2014

When it comes to buying or refinancing a home, there are a lot of mortgage loan options available.

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Teach Kids Money Management

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: August 2014

When is a good time to begin teaching your kids about money and banking? “The earlier the better,” says Lisa Armendarez, a banker at RCB Bank.

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RCB Bank Welcomes New Hire

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2014

RCB Bank recently hired Corey Bates as the VP, Commercial Lender, for the Broken Arrow market.

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Fraudsters Out In Full Force This Summer

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: July 2014

Fraud season is in full gear. Last month, we offered ways to protect you and your money while traveling.

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Teamwork and Planning Keep Fraudsters Away

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: June 2014

Are you planning a summer vacation? Know this. Fraudsters are planning a vacation of their own and hoping to fund it with your hard-earned money.

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Close the GAP

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2014

The cold hard fact is that as soon as you drive your new car off the lot, it depreciates in value. How much it depreciates varies from car to car depending on a number of factors.

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Saving for a Rainy Day

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2014

Life happens. Sometimes it happens according to plan. Occasionally, an unforeseen rain shower pours down – a busted water pipe, a broken down car, a job loss.

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Home Buying Basics

By: Kenneth Wohl | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2014

Buying a home can be an intimidating process, but with a little knowledge under your belt, you can better understand the process and become a stronger borrower.

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Proud to be an Ambassador

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2014

Todd Ward, RCB Bank VP Commercial Loans, was recognized by the Owasso Chamber of Commerce for his service to the community as a Chamber Ambassador.

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Ferris Earns Recognition as Expert in Payments Industry

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2014

RCB Bank is proud to announce Kathleen Ferris, RCB Bank ACH Analyst, received her Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification and joined an elite group of highly ski…

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Here’s the Thing about Trusts

By: Terry Parsons | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2014

There’s a long-held perception that Trusts are strictly for the wealthy and sophisticated.

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Save for a Purpose

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: January 2014

Budgeting – a scary word that stirs up anxiety, fear and possibly failure.

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Tips for Safer Shopping Online

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2013

Technology is a beautiful thing, especially during the holidays when I can choose to avoid the stress of a crowded mall and do my holiday ­shopping online in the quiet …

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Eddie Curran Joins RCB Bank

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2013

Eddie Curran, of Nowata, recently joined RCB Bank as its new VP Business Services Group Manager.

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Stick to a Budget This Holiday Season

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2013

Gift for mom and dad. Check. Presents for the girls. Check. Gift for sweetie. Check. Now, what to buy for my BFF and other closest friends?

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Guard Your Keepsakes

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2013

Seven years ago, a flood surged through my house, destroying practically ­everything I owned.

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Four Reasons to Go Mobile

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2013

It’s late at night; you’re in bed relaxing with a book on your iPad and your ­significant other leans over and says, “Oh, I put gas in my truck today – is there…

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Teach Kids about Money with Hands-On Approach

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2013

It’s never too early to start ­teaching your children about money, how to earn it, how to save it and how to spend it ­wisely.

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RCB Bank Car Giveaway

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2013

Want to save money at the gas pump?

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5 Ways to Protect Your Money While Traveling

By: Denise Meyer | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2013

You’ve been saving for your ­vacation all year. You’ve ­scheduled time off, made your travel arrangements; you’re packed and ready to go.

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Rev Up Your Savings

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2013

Refinancing your vehicle loan (for a land or water cruiser) could save you money.

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The 411 on IRAS

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2013

For anyone who hasn’t figured out what to do with your tax refund, one option might be to make a contribution to your retirement account.

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Spring Clean Your Mortgage

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2013

When is the last time you reviewed your mortgage statement? Could a refinance save you money?

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Take Action to Save More Effectively

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2013

Saving money doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference when it comes to improving your financial health. Take it one small step at a time.

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Money Boo-Boos and How to Correct Them

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2013

Get a handle on your finances in 2013. Are you wasting money? We’ve compiled a list of money boo-boos that could be costing you your hard-earned money.

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Six Do's and Don't When Traveling on a Cruise

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2012

Fall is in the air; winter is not far behind. It’s time to start ­planning your winter getaway.

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Bank Gives Cash Back to Customers

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2011

Even as free checking, free debit cards and debit card rewards ­programs are disappearing from many large banks across the United States, RCB Bank is launching a new ch…

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RCB MidAmerica Branch Names New Leader

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2010

RCB Bank recently announced the promotion of Victor Casey to assistant vice president and manager of the MidAmerica branch in Pryor.

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RCB Bank Names New CEO and President

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2010

RCB Bank had its beginnings way back in January of 1936. It all began in Claremore, and the bank was first known as Rogers County Bank.

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New Banking Technology in Claremore

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2009

RCB Bank proudly announces the opening of its 20th branch in Oklahoma. The new “RCB Bank at the Box” is located inside the Claremore Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

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Access Your Bank Account While on the Go

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2008

The friendly staff at RCB Bank is excited to unveil its most recent campaign.

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Go Green

By: Seana Murray | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2007

An estimated 60 billion paper checks are processed in the United States each year. It is not difficult to conclude that there are millions of checking accounts generating those checks.

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Money Management Made Easy

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2007

Over 25 years ago, FDIC limits were set by Congress at $100,000 per bank account.

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Hometown Banking

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2007

The 1930’s marked a time of tremendous turmoil in the United States as the Great Depression ravaged the country’s landscape.

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RCB Bank Opens Catoosa Branch

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

With the grand opening last month of their new 6,000 square foot branch at Catoosa, RCB is ready to serve customers with a full-service line of banking options, accordin…

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