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June 11, 2018

It’s a familiar — and frustrating — experience: Planning a trip and checking airfares every few days, waiting for the perfect price to appear. Finding the opportune moment to buy is no easy feat. Airline ticket costs fluctuate constantly. In fact, during the typical 11-month period a flight is listed, the price changes every four andRead the Rest »

May 30, 2018

First off, way to go. If you’re reading this, you’re taking a close look at your finances. But while thinking about your monthly financial picture is a great start, it isn’t enough to actually wrangle your expenses. The next move is tracking your spending on a regular basis so you can get an accurate picture ofRead the Rest »

May 24, 2018

Not all financial goals are the same, which means they shouldn’t necessarily be approached the same way. Depending on your circumstances, some goals might take longer to reach than others. Short-term and long-term goals might seem self-explanatory, but some cases aren’t exactly clear-cut. Here are a few ways to identify your goals, plus budget and saveRead the Rest »

May 18, 2018

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how renovations can impact your budget. If you’re willing to put in some time and get a little dirty, these DIY projects will help you update your home without taking out a second mortgage. Clean Your VinylRead the Rest »

April 3, 2018

Financial planners tend to have firm ideas about the most important goals: You should save for retirement, pay off debt and build an emergency fund. Buying a pair of $200 sneakers or an ultra-high definition TV is probably not on that list. But maybe saving for something you really, really want isn’t frivolous. It mayRead the Rest »

March 28, 2018

While there are a thousand resolution-worthy action items out there, the time is always now for the things that need to change in our lives. Never were truer words spoken when it comes to our potential vulnerability to hackers. The number of breaches and the granular nature of the data exposed in those attacks overRead the Rest »

March 22, 2018

In September 2017, sales of new homes in the United States shot up to the highest level in nearly a decade. The Commerce Department reported an 18.9% increase for the month, during which about 667,000 newly built homes were sold—a figure not seen since October 2007. September’s increase also represented the biggest month-over-month percentage gainRead the Rest »

March 16, 2018

The 2017 filing season could be the worst yet for tax-related crime. With widespread confusion about the new tax law, IRS budget cuts, and a record-breaking year for data compromises, there’s an opening for fraud that should be serious cause for alarm, but doesn’t seem to be. The bottom line: you should be concerned. LastRead the Rest »

Common Fraud Scams and How to Avoid Them
March 6, 2018

Bob Mahoney, President and CEO of Belmont Savings Bank, discusses common fraud scams and how to protect against them. Watch more Mahoney Money Minute videos here.

January 2, 2018

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you might think you’re not ready to purchase a house. Perhaps you’re concerned about your job situation, your previous credit history, or your high monthly expenses. Whatever the circumstances, every borrower and financial situation is unique. Unless you’re a financial expert, it’s best not to self-diagnose your financial problems. YouRead the Rest »

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