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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 »

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 »

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