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Inspiration from the Most Creative People in Banking

How far can our bank take you? Just use your imagination.  Our blog is where we share our insights, ideas, and advice on how real life integrates with financial life. Your dreams can’t fit in a bank vault. Think boldly and read a few articles below for some extra inspiration.

Remodeling Trends for 2021

Remodeling Trends for 2021

Until recently, we’ve been stuck inside our homes more than usual — a change of scenery could do us good. It seems like the perfect occasion to change up the scenery at our homes. It’s remodel season. Not only does remodeling give you a chance to add updates that...

Inspired Banking: How AB&T Found Its True Self

Inspired Banking: How AB&T Found Its True Self

The Story Behind American Bank & Trust's New Brand -  They say the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.   This month, American Bank & Trust finished an epic journey that spanned more than a year and a half and led to a breathtaking...

New Home Construction on the Rise

New Home Construction on the Rise

It seems like a contradiction. South Dakota is full of land, and yet, people can’t find enough houses to fill the need. But the problem isn’t space, per se. The problem is inventory.  With historically low-interest rates and a shortage of home inventory, a...

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Move Simple

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Move Simple

The question no one ever asks about that new house: you’ve closed the deal, but are you really ready to move? A change of scenery for you and your family can be exciting, but there’s a lot that goes into moving. Whether you’re a first timer or a repeat homebuyer, no...

AB&T Invests in Future Leaders

AB&T Invests in Future Leaders

In a continuing effort to support our best and brightest students, American Bank & Trust is providing scholarships to 22 graduating high school seniors from eastern South Dakota. This year’s recipients of the $500 scholarships are: Derick Siemonsma, Huron Julia...

Metamorphosis into Retirement

Metamorphosis into Retirement

Retirement is an emotional transition as well as a financial transformation, a declaration of financial independence. After he retired at age 69, Washington Post financial columnist Stan Hinden wrote an occasional column for the paper called “Retirement Journal,” in...

Must Have Features to Have in Your Next Car

Must Have Features to Have in Your Next Car

Buying a newer vehicle model doesn’t mean you’re only receiving better reliability and peace of mind; it also means you’re getting the latest technology. Automotive technology is improving at a fast rate, and these days, new vehicles have features that seem straight...

DIY Projects to Tackle This Spring

DIY Projects to Tackle This Spring

The cold and snow of winter is hopefully in our rear-view mirror. Temps are rising, the birds are singing and the leaves on trees are awakening.  Spring is the perfect time to take a good look around at your home and make a list of things that need freshening up. ...

Betting on Watertown

Betting on Watertown

This past year South Dakota has been resilient and strong in the face of adversity. We’ve weathered multiple storms and continue to become stronger because of it. Watertown is no exception. It has represented the state well and continues to stay economically strong...

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