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November 13, 2017

The average American saves less than 5% of his or her disposable income. Many financial advisors say that isn’t enough to ensure a comfortable retirement. The personal saving rate, calculated by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, has hovered around 5% for the past few years. By the end of June, the rate had dippedRead the Rest »

November 6, 2017

Having a budget is a great start. But life will always throw you changes, and with those changes comes the need to revisit—and perhaps reallocate—your budget. Maybe you recently got a raise, moved to a more expensive apartment, or bought a pet. Any of these things would require a change in your monthly financial planning.Read the Rest »

October 30, 2017

More than 40% of U.S. adults struggle to make ends meet, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It found that the financial well-being of U.S. adults varies widely, with savings being the best indicator of wellness, even more than education or income. Those who had means to deal with emergenciesRead the Rest »

October 23, 2017

Planning ahead is hard when you’re broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future. People who have a strategy tend to save more money and be financially healthier than those who don’t, studies have found. For example: Those who thought about retirement —Read the Rest »

October 16, 2017

The stress and excitement of buying a house has come and gone — it’s time to hang a welcome sign and call it home. But a new journey in budgeting begins once you’ve paid the closing costs and tipped the movers. Now it’s time to learn to budget as a homeowner. If you’re new toRead the Rest »

October 10, 2017

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a business is choosing the right bank accounts. As an entrepreneur, you’ll want to make sure you don’t mix your personal finances with your business money: If your cash isn’t kept separate, it could be hard to meet IRS recordkeeping requirements, and that could leadRead the Rest »

Refinancing at Belmont Savings Bank
September 14, 2017

Hear what Bob Mahoney, President and CEO of Belmont Savings Bank, has to say about the Equifax Data Breach and what you should do to protect yourself. Helpful Links and Phone Numbers: Equifax website: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com Free Credit Report: www.annualcreditreport.com Experian Phone Number: 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion Phone Number: 1-888-909-8872 Equifax Phone Number: 1-800-349-9960 Watch more Mahoney MoneyRead the Rest »

August 21, 2017

Your adult child has finished school and is now starting a new life — at home. According to a Pew Research Center survey, over half of parents in the U.S. with adult children say they helped their adult kids financially in the previous year. Some of that help came in the form of letting theirRead the Rest »

August 14, 2017

Making the decision to become a homeowner is emotionally and financially complex. Here are some key things to ask yourself if you’re considering whether buying is right for you. Do you have a good reason to buy? Sometimes switching from renting to buying is a no-brainer.  Maybe you live in a modern one-bedroom apartment inRead the Rest »

July 17, 2017

You created an emergency fund, and built it up so it covers three months of living expenses. You paid off your high-interest debt. You funnel 15% of your income to retirement. That’s good work. But, um — now what? Push yourself beyond basic savings goals by taking on these steps. Check your budget If you used aRead the Rest »