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Nimiipuu Fund Coronavirus COVID-19 Notice

Due to the current Public Health Emergency declared by the Chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe to align with health professionals and CDC-mandated social distancing and quarantine, the NCDF Board of Directors approved closing our physical office, beginning March 20, 2020 and continuing until further notice. We are still providing assistance by email or through…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

LOAN INFORMATION & RESPONSE Nimiipuu Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 closely and is preparing to support our customers and employees during this time. Our office will remain open for now and our staff readily available to serve your financial needs and lending. We are monitoring updates and recommendations from health officials and best practices in…

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Northwest Area Foundation Grant Recipient

For the Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, 2019 was a year of success, milestones achieved, and dreams bestowed. In the final quarter of 2019 alone, the NCDF awarded 97 grants totaling more than $4.8 million. That brought the total to over $15.5 million in grants awarded throughout 2019. The NCDF, a non-profit agency that provides financial…

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Grant Award from Northwest Area Foundation

Article provided by Northwest Area Foundation Q3 Grantmaking Supports Native-Led Asset Building, 2020 Census Efforts, and More Third-quarter grantmaking continues our commitment to devote 40 percent of new grant dollars to Native-led organizations working to advance economic, social, and cultural prosperity in Native communities. Overall, we provided 46 grants totaling $5,742,163 in the third quarter…

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AgPlan and FishBiz Business Planning Tools

Develop you own business plan FOR FREE!  AgPlan and FishBiz is a powerful website developed to help with developing a business plan.  Brought to you by University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management.   AgPlan is free of charge for anyone to use individually or in educational programs.  AgPlan is designed to provide customized assistance to different types…

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2018 “Women in Business” Expo

Name: 2018 Business Expo “Women in Business” sponsored by LCCU Date: October 25, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Registration: Register Now The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Business Expo sponsored by LCCU on Thursday, October 25th from 9AM-4PM at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston. This year’s theme is…

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Investing Apps for Newbies

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Are investing apps like Robinhood and Acorns the best way for a first time investor to buy stocks? Signed,  Eager Beaver Dear Eager There’s no denying investing apps are taking the world by storm.  New investors are pouring into the market in record numbers and their influence is felt in meme…

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Wills Made Easy

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is there a cheap way to write a will?  I don’t want to hassle with an attorney. Signed,  Need a Will Dear Need Depending on your situation writing a will doesn’t have to be a major undertaking.  In fact it can be pretty straight forward.  However, as a Native person there…

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Hot Job Market

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I work a tribal job that requires a college degree.  However, I see listings for delivery drivers that offer wages and bonuses that pay better.  I’m really tempted to switch but my friends say I’m crazy to leave a real job.  What should I do? Signed,  Debating Dear Debating: Millions of…

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Auto Pay Pros and Cons

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have all of my bills set to auto-pay.  I also use auto-pay for monthly subscriptions for streaming apps and razor blades, but my money wise girlfriend tells me auto-pay is a bad habit.  Is that true?  Signed,  Auto-Pay Ray Dear Ray: I get it.  Auto-pay is handy technology that enables…

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II Accounts Earn Higher Interest

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why does my IIM account pay so much higher interest than my bank account?   Isn’t it basically the same thing? Signed, Loves Coffee Dear Loves Coffees, An IIM or Individual Indian Money account is a very unique financial product that differs from a bank account in several key ways.  For starters…

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Commitment Device

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How can I convince my dad he needs to save for retirement?  He just spends and spends while saying “live in the now”. Signed, Worried About Daddy Dear Worried, You’re an awesome daughter to show concern for your dad’s financial future.  The percentage of folks not saving enough for retirement is staggering. …

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