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TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT

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If you lose your cell phone, it's an inconvenience. If you lose your keys, it's a problem. But if you lose your identity, it can be a disaster.

And, over the past five years, one in eight adults suffered some type of identity loss, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Victims of identity theft may have their credit cards used illegally, or they may have credit information stolen and used to make costly purchases. In 2002, identity theft cost U.S. businesses and consumers about $50...

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HOW YOU INVEST MAY DEPEND ON WHEN YOU WERE BORN

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How Should You Get Income From Investments?

You can invest for at least two key reasons: growth and income. If you're looking for growth, you'll need to invest in stocks that have the potential for capital appreciation. But if you also want to get income from your investments, you've got some choices to make.

You can, of course, invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds. Bonds typically pay regular interest payments, and, as long as the bond is held until maturity, the principal amount...

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TOWER BANK ANNOUNCES RIFKIN AND WILLIS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Tower Bank recently announced that Daniel M. Rifkin and Donald R. Willis have been named to the bank's board of directors.

Mr. Rifkin is President and Chief Operating Officer of Fort Wayne-based OmniSource Corporation, one of America's leading metal recycling companies. He joined the company in 1977 and was appointed to his current position in 1997.

Rifkin was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Elmhurst High School. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and...

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A TASTE OF ROMANCE IN WAYNEDALE

Details Tasting one of America’s fine chocolates is Bishop Luers Sophomore Rory and his mom Estella Rodriguez. Jessica Leman is the manager at the DeBrand Airport Store.

Founded in 1987 by Cathy Brand-Beere and her husband Timothy Beere, DeBrand Fine Chocolates has built a premium reputation as one of America's top chocolatiers over the past 17 years. ‑With the opening of its 5th retail location (4 in Fort Wayne and 1 in Indianapolis) at the Fort Wayne International Airport last October, DeBrand has made it more convenient than ever for Waynedale and surrounding area residents to enjoy DeBrand's highly coveted chocolates.

Soon after DeBrand opened its Airport...

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HOW YOU INVEST MAY DEPEND ON WHEN YOU WERE BORN

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Are you a Baby Boomer? Or a "Gen Xer"? Your age helps determine your tastes in music, food and culture, and your attitudes toward a variety of social and political issues. And when you're talking about your generation, you also need to be aware that it can influence the way you save and invest. 

To understand the financial implications of belonging to a particular age group, consider the following generational characteristics:

 

Many baby boomers:

* Have postponed retirement saving...

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TWO INVESTMENT MISTAKES: TOO MUCH RISK - AND TOO LITTLE

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Of all the potential investment mistakes - and there are a lot of them - two of the most common are taking on either too much or too little investment risk. To invest successfully, you need to avoid both of these problems.

For starters, you need to be aware that investing always involves some type of risk. When you invest in stocks, and they lose value, you could lose some of your principal. On the other hand, if you purchase investments that are often thought of as "risk-free," such as US...

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