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Bank of North Dakota releases limited edition coins

Bismarck – In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2019, Bank of North Dakota (BND) has released a limited edition commemorative coin available in pure silver or antique brass. Only 750 silver coins and 650 antique brass coins are available for purchase online at bnd.nd.gov/store through the Dakota Institute collection, managed and marketed by Bismarck Read More

Bank of North Dakota releases book about its first 100 years

Bismarck, ND – Just one month before entering its 100th anniversary year, Bank of North Dakota has released the book, “The Bank of North Dakota – From Surviving to Thriving.” It is the third book ever written about the only state-owned bank in the country and chronicles the Bank’s first century, covering a history rich Read More

FAFSA videos simplify the application process

The FAFSA can be completed in about 30 minutes if you know what to expect and have the information you need at your fingertips. We’ve created a series of short videos to explain different aspects of student financial aid and common areas where people have questions in completing the FAFSA. Overview of the financial aid Read More

Create A Strong And Unique Password For Every Account

It’s not the newest trend. In fact, it’s rather old news. It’s still important to use strong passwords, use passphrases, and YES! Passwords really do still get cracked. The many techniques for obtaining passwords over the years have become more sophisticated, but the tried and true methods still work. The top methods for cracking passwords, Read More

Marriott Suffers One Of The Largest Data Breaches In History

Hospitality has been hit again. This time, if it isn’t the largest data breach on record, it is certainly right up toward the top. Marriott International announced this week that information of guests reaching up to 500 million was exposed in a breach of the Starwood properties guest reservation system. And it wasn’t just a Read More

The benefits of local contacts

The benefits of local contacts Have you connected with resources in your community? Ashton Hauff, founder of Makewell in Bismarck, North Dakota, has provided a powerful forum for locals to encourage, learn from and inspire each other. Read on to learn more. Provide a brief history and overview of Makewell. Makewell was created out of Read More

Financial literacy workshops are a hit!

Bank of North Dakota is committed to helping residents make smart financial decisions. In fact, we believe the need for education is so critical that we’ve dedicated a full-time employee to the effort. Lance Hill has participated in financial literacy efforts for the Bank for more than 10 years. The most popular presentations include:   Read More

Why is financial literacy so important today?

Major shifts in the economic practices in our country are the impetus for increasing financial literacy. According to Kristina Zucchi, CFA, in a recent Investopedia article, Americans have more financial decisions to make than ever. Past generations relied on pension plans for retirement. As that practice has changed to a variety of retirement investment options Read More

Predicting the future

The crystal ball concept is a good one. If we could just see into the future, we would know if Decision A leads to Outcome A, or if we choose Decision B, what change does that make to give us Outcome B? The North Dakota Legislature frequently asks these types of questions, and now with Read More

Inspiration engineered: The Myriad Mobile story

Inspiration engineered: The Myriad Mobile story Myriad Mobile is a story sure to encourage any entrepreneur. The combination of relentlessly pursuing a successful business model and accessing the ‘myriad’ of financing options to accomplish them has been their recipe for success. Please tell us about Myriad Mobile. When did you start? What services do you Read More

A parent’s guide to completing the FAFSA

Known by many as “the FAFSA,” the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed annually by students planning to attend college for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Colleges use the FAFSA information to determine the student’s eligibility for student financial aid. Student financial aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study programs and student Read More

College Application Month

Way to go North Dakota! More than 130 high schools have registered to host an event during College Application Month this October. When seniors apply to a North Dakota college during their school’s event, Bank of North Dakota pays one $35 application fee per student. College Application Month (CAM) is part of a national initiative Read More

Don’t Grab That Bait! Workplace Email Phishing Tips

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that email phishing is a favorite and effective hacker tool worldwide. A report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security finds negligent employees are the #1 cause behind data breaches at small-to-medium-size businesses (SMBs), and phishing emails are the #1 form of attack on those employees. According Read More

81% Of Company Data Breaches Due To Poor Passwords

Managing employee passwords is a struggle for most businesses in the U.S. and worldwide. It is costly maintaining healthy password security, but not having it can be enormously costly. According to the recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, over 70% of employees reuse passwords at work. The report finds a staggering “81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either Read More