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July 10, 2017

Whether you’re dreaming of an hour-long massage or lazy days lounging under the summer sun, you’ll want to budget wisely for your staycation. After all, you’ve worked hard for this well-deserved treat, and the last thing you want is for your savings account to plummet just when you’ve begun to relax. (Overspending can also tank your credit if youRead the Rest »

July 3, 2017

Summer’s almost here, and with it will come rising electric bills as you fight to keep your home cool and take refuge from the sweltering heat. Luckily, there are many ways to fight astronomical air conditioning costs — here are 11. Upgrade Your Windows If your home has old windows, they might not be energy efficient. YouRead the Rest »

June 26, 2017

More than 70 percent of college graduates began their career owing more than $37,000 in student loans in 2016. Considering this debt load and other living expenses that lead young adults to delay major life events like getting married or buying a home, it’s critical for new college graduates to focus on their financial futureRead the Rest »

May 22, 2017

When you take out a second mortgage, a name for a home equity line of credit, you’re offering your house as collateral to secure another loan. The upside: You can gain access to up to 85% of your home’s value, minus your current mortgage balance and adjusted based on your creditworthiness. The downside? If youRead the Rest »

May 16, 2017

Bob Mahoney, President and CEO of Belmont Savings Bank, discusses his opinion on the future of interest rates.

May 15, 2017

With school letting out and sultry summer days ahead, it’s time to start thinking vacation. Because it’s a supply-and-demand world, you’ll likely be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable. If by air … If you plan to fly domestically, your bestRead the Rest »

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 »