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Saving on Home Renovations

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 in Loans

 Is your kitchen in desperate need of a facelift? Bathrooms haven’t been renovated since Bush was in the White House? (And we’re not saying which one!) With the warmer weather approaching, many homeowners are thinking of making minor and major household improvements. And for most, the cost will be prohibitive: The average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 […]

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Newlyweds: Don’t Let Financial Stress Take The Cake

Posted by on June 19th, 2017 in Community

There are so many things to think about when you’re just married, or about to be, and no one would rate finances as the most exciting of them. In fact, studies show that money (not relatives) is the number one reason couples argue. Those financial arguments (again, not relatives) are one of the top predictors […]

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ATM Skimming: Preying On Our Hectic Lives

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016 in Articles

How many times do you ever look close enough at the person checking you out in line to know what color eyes they have or how often do you remember what your spouse wore to work? We’re all busy-really busy. Unfortunately this makes us easy marks for criminals who place skimming devices on ATM machines. […]

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home Instead of Renting

Posted by on November 1st, 2016 in Articles

The financial benefits of buying a home compared with renting have yoyoed over the years, especially of late. If you’re sitting on the fence, here are four circumstances in which it may be a better bet to buy. If interest rates remain low From a financing perspective, if this isn’t the best time to buy […]

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Why Is My Tax Refund So Small?

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016 in Accounts

This time of year, W-2 forms are coming in, shoe-boxes are coming out and kitchen tables are disappearing under a pile of documents.  It’s tax time, and the most common set of questions we hear revolve around the same issue: Why is my refund so small? How can I make it bigger? While we are […]

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A Wedding!! How Do You Pay For It??

Posted by on June 15th, 2015 in Loans

Q:  What will my wedding cost? A:  The short answer is, no one really knows.  That may be unsatisfying to hear, but all sorts of variables are going to affect the cost of your wedding.  Googling wedding checklists and price guides can be daunting, and you may be expected to figure out how much you […]

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