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May 8, 2017

Now that spring has blossomed into full-on allergy mode, the time we spend outside is even more appreciated — especially with the help of a good antihistamine. The next time you venture out, take a moment to do a walk-around inspection of the old homestead. See some room for improvements? Maintaining, repairing and upgrading aRead the Rest »

May 3, 2017

April 17, 2017 by Kat Tretina There’s no doubt that college is expensive. In fact, the average cost per credit hour is $594, according to a new Student Loan Hero study on the cost of a college credit. For a typical four-year program, students will spend $71,335 on average. If you have to take outRead the Rest »

April 14, 2017

Ready to spring into some fun activities in Belmont and Waltham? Everyone is invited! Here are four of our favorites. Look for us at these events to win a prize or say hello. Belmont Egg Hunt Looking for something to do that’s both fun and rewarding?  Saturday, April 15that 10:00am, egg hunters, ages 9 andRead the Rest »

April 10, 2017

Most people are at least somewhat tech-savvy these days. But when it comes to digital banking, you might be missing out on a few time-saving tricks. Here’s how the internet can help make your financial life easier. Online banking You don’t have to leave home for everyday transactions, because financial institutions offer a slew of onlineRead the Rest »

March 27, 2017

Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. That goes for many people’s financial houses as well. Spring is a good time to comb through your personal finances and ensure that you’re managing yourRead the Rest »

March 21, 2017

No matter how enthusiastic you are, trying to formally teach finance to kids is a tall order that is likely to make their eyes glaze over. Hold their attention by keeping money lessons relevant, age-appropriate and a bit playful. First finances Preschoolers can grasp that money is exchanged for stuff. Teach them the names of coins,Read the Rest »

February 20, 2017

Congratulations! Your son or daughter was accepted into his or her top-choice university. You have an extra $175,000 lying around, right? Your offspring’s education may cost that much or even more, now that the average cost of attending a private school has topped $42,000 a year, according to the College Board. If you can’t cover theRead the Rest »

February 13, 2017

Even if saving has never been your thing and money is tight, the coming of a new year is an opportunity to change old financial habits. Here are some ways to become a more efficient saver. 1. Budget Budgeting helps you organize your finances so you have money left over to save each month. ItRead the Rest »

February 1, 2017

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day this past week, Belmont Savings is urging consumers to take an active role in protecting their data. “Belmont Savings’ first priority is to protect our customers’ money and their financial data,” said Hal Tovin, Belmont Savings COO. “We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information,Read the Rest »

December 29, 2016

If you need a new set of wheels, the idea of a change (or at least reliable transportation) has undeniable appeal, but figuring out which car you want and can afford, whether to buy new or used, plus whether you’re getting the best deal, can quickly take the fun out of shopping. It’s easy toRead the Rest »