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Inaugural Fall Fest at Wayfarers!

Looking for a fun (and free) family event? Head over to Bigfork on Saturday, October 20 for the inaugural Fall Fest at Wayfarers State Park! The local Montana State Parks division is packing this event with tons of great activities, including a 3k fun run, a costume contest (for kids, dogs, and adults!), fall craft tables, educational games, a scavenger hunt, and more! It all kicks off at 11 a.m. with the start of the fun run, so be sure to arrive early to register!

The Whole Family Will Love the Pumpkin Patch Bash!

October is here, which means that it's almost time for the 2018 Pumpkin Patch Bash! This amazing celebration of the season aims to bring the local community together for a night of family fun on October 31 at the Polson Middle School. Games, food, and candy are just a few of the things you will find at this free fall event!

A Higher Credit Score Could Save You $45,000

Everyone knows that a higher credit score is better, but how much does it really matter? LendingTree decided to prove the value of a great credit score by quantifying the money that someone with a "very good" score would save over the life of various loans compared to someone with a "fair" score. You might think that increasing this abstract number by a few points can't really make all that much of a difference, but you'd be wrong! In fact, they found that a score of "very good" would save you over $29,000 on mortgage debt alone!