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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 »

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 »

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