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February 6, 2017

As the 2017 tax season gets underway, Belmont Savings Bank is urging all customers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” said Hal Tovin, COO of Belmont SavingsRead 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 »

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 »

December 3, 2016

October 22, 2016 by Christine Giordano Last year, most of us in the colder states got lucky with one of the warmest winters on record. We didn’t have to crank the heat and cheaper fuel prices staved off high utility bills. But we might not be so lucky this year. Although no one can never truly predictRead the Rest »

November 14, 2016

As technology advances, you can be sure that identity thieves are not far behind. Here are some common methods cyberthieves use to steal your personal information and how you can increase your security while shopping or banking. Phishing/vishing Your email messages may not be quite what they appear to be if you’re targeted by a phishingRead 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 31, 2016

If you’re looking to earn the highest possible yield on your investments without sacrificing the safety of government backed insurance, certificates of deposit are one way to go. By using a laddering approach with your CD purchases, you can take things up a notch, gaining even more from this already solid investment. What is aRead 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 »

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