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Centennial Tax & Accounting

Welcome Centennial Tax & Accounting

We are happy to welcome Centennial Tax & Accounting to Northwest Bank. Centennial is our former firm, Blair, Westfall & Co., coming together with the expertise of Jeanne Pyle Scott and her team at Pyle, Scott & Associates, as well as Dave Schebler, CPA; Randy Sovey, CPA; Dave Thies and their support team. All combined we are now 16 people strong and will be led by Jeanne Pyle Scott.

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Investing for Life Winter 2021

2021 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

The IRS announced retirement plan contribution limits for 2021. For the most part the 2021 contribution limits are unchanged from the 2020 limits. The notable changes were the increase in the Roth IRA eligibility threshold.

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The Arc of the Quad Cities

In the Community – Winter 2021

You have invested in yourself. You have funds that will provide you with the essentials to live your best life, and if you’ve done things right even leave something for the next generation, bridging one generation to the next. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely on support for their lifetime. The Arc supports and invests in people with disabilities, helping them grow into their full potential and participate in their own communities.

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Investing for Life Winter 2021

Market Viewpoints – Winter 2021

The stock market continued to move higher, reaching new highs in the fourth quarter of 2020, with the election having a smaller impact on stock market returns than many anticipated. In 2020, markets proved how resilient they could be facing many risk factors throughout the year, but stocks were able to recover quickly after the COVID-19 induced sell-off and end the year on a high note. The S&P 500 was down 34% from mid-February towards the end of March only to end the year up over 16%. The bond market also had a strong year with interest rates and inflation both remaining at low levels.

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Investing for Life Fall 2020

The Time for Life Insurance is Now

The stock market staged a strong rebound in the 2nd quarter of 2020, after the large selloff caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to lock the most global economies down to reduce the spread of the virus. The swift and massive stimulus measures implemented by the Federal Reserve along with the stimulus bills passed by the US government helped to provide the liquidity and relief that the US markets and economy desperately needed.

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Investing for Life Fall 2020

In the Community – Fall 2020

The stock market staged a strong rebound in the 2nd quarter of 2020, after the large selloff caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to lock the most global economies down to reduce the spread of the virus. The swift and massive stimulus measures implemented by the Federal Reserve along with the stimulus bills passed by the US government helped to provide the liquidity and relief that the US markets and economy desperately needed.

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