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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 »

December 27, 2016

There are all sorts of ways to guard your home from the winter elements. Some are cheap and may even fall in the do-it-yourself category, like adding weather stripping and caulking. Other endeavors, such as swapping out single-pane windows for energy-efficient double panes, or replacing a furnace, are beyond the skill set of most homeownersRead the Rest »

November 7, 2016

Just as with buying a home, selling also comes with its share of dues. You need to prepare your home for prospective buyers as well as pay part of the closing costs, which average around 3% of the home price. Here’s a breakdown of the types of costs you can expect. Home repairs and inspections: BeforeRead the Rest »

October 27, 2016

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 »

September 8, 2016

Landing that first job means having a regular influx of cash, but steady work alone doesn’t guarantee financial health. Here’s how to build the foundation for lifetime financial security. Get on budget It truly doesn’t pay to wing it. Budgeting is the most effective way to get and keep finances on track. Just add upRead the Rest »

September 2, 2016

Sometimes it’s smarter to buy certain items according to the season, like sweaters near the end of winter and swimsuits in late summer. But what’s the best season for buying a house? The answer: the fall. As temperatures cool and trees shed their leaves, enough factors break in the buyer’s favor to make it theRead the Rest »

September 2, 2016

Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are five ways to make sure you’re financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year. 1. Tackle back-to-school shopping wisely Whether you’re shopping for your kids or yourself, approaching back-to-school sales with a clear focusRead the Rest »

July 29, 2015

Learn successful networking tips from Bob Mahoney, President and CEO of Belmont Savings Bank in the Mahoney Money Minute.    

May 8, 2015

Interview conducted by Kayla Murphy, Marketing Officer Ellen Schreiber is a woman on the move. You may have heard her name or seen her around town during the rebuilding of Joey’s Park or fundraising for the Underwood Pool. A true community leader and “serial volunteer” (to use her words), Ellen has earned the respect ofRead the Rest »

May 1, 2015

Post contributed by Shirley Duggan, SVP Deposit Operations Manager and Julia Ellakkis, Team Leader/Fraud Analyst Electronic Banking Officer. You buy a cup of coffee, then check your bank account and realize your balance is negative $2.80. Now, you think that delicious cup of coffee is going to cost you $37.50 because you’re going to getRead the Rest »