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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 »

April 3, 2017

Once the thrill of becoming a homeowner wears off, reality sets in. Your home is likely to be the biggest single investment you’ll make in your lifetime. If you want to preserve its value over time, that means doing regular maintenance. Know what to expect Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac has a useful checklist toRead 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 »

March 13, 2017

One of the best ways to painlessly meet your long-term financial goals is to set up an automatic system that distributes your paycheck where it needs to go — toward bills, savings accounts and emergency funds. We asked financial advisor Anna Sergunina for tips on setting up such a system to make saving money easier.  Read the Rest »

March 6, 2017

You get your paycheck, pay your bills and then see you have a nice pile of money left over. Suddenly, the list of things you want to buy is longer than you remember and you decide to indulge. After all, you did the responsible thing and got your bills paid first, so you deserve aRead the Rest »

February 27, 2017

Buying a house is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you understand how much house you can afford and make smart decisions when you buy a home. Adjustable-rateRead 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 »

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