Ways to Save on TravelAugust 15, 2019

Save Money to Travel the World

If you longed to get away this summer but simply couldn’t afford it, you are not alone. The price of travel has risen sharply in recent years with higher airfares, more expensive hotel rooms and increased prices for fuel and ground transportation. However, there are still plenty of ways to save money no matter what …

Money Saving Tips for College StudentsAugust 14, 2019

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August is National Back To School month. A time when summer starts to wind down and parents, teachers, schools and students get ready for a season of education. Many parents will be sending their children off to college. As you know, college students often live on a tight budget. Take these last few weeks to …

Ways to Consolidate DebtJuly 25, 2019

Pay off debt

If you feel like you are struggling with debt, you’re not alone. You have likely heard that you should try to consolidate your debt. Debt consolidation is a financial strategy that merges multiple bills into a single debt to reduce interest payments and save you money. The option that best suits your needs will depend …

Achieving More Financial FreedomJuly 22, 2019

Achieveing more financial freedom

In July we celebrate our nation’s independence. Independence is a great thing to celebrate and fight for. This month, we examine how financial independence can be something you declare! The secret to financial freedom is sound wealth creation strategies: maximizing your assets, decreasing your liabilities, and making your main priority to get debt free. Your …

7 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Investment Property for RentalJune 24, 2019

For Rent

As a real estate investor, a vacant property means you’re losing money. But the downtime between tenants can serve a valuable purpose. If you use it to keep your property in top condition, you’ll find new tenants more quickly and therefore keep your vacancy losses to a minimum. Here are seven things that should be …

9 Money-Safe Tips for Your Next VacationMay 17, 2019

9 Money Safe Tips

Going on vacation is not an inexpensive proposition, so it is important to keep your traveling money safe. It is easy to let your guard down when on vacation, but doing so could open you up to theft, hacking and other crimes. If you want to stay safe and enjoy your favorite destination, just follow …

Four Proven Methods to Save Big on AirfareMay 14, 2019

piggy on suitcase at the beach

The famous Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta once said that traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Unfortunately, many people find that traveling not only leaves them speechless but broke. Most of us would love to see more of the world, but the prohibitive cost of flying can quickly dampen even the most …

Raising Financially Savvy ChildrenApril 29, 2019

George with Daughter Raising Financially Savvy Kids

Insights & Inspiration by George Celentano, SVP of Retail Banking This month we celebrate Financial Literacy Month and I believe it is so important to teach children about finances. At home, it’s what I’ve done with my own daughter since she was a young child. Today, she is 18 years old, has no debt and …

Avoid These First-Time Homebuyer MistakesMarch 19, 2019

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Spring is officially here and with that comes the start of the home buying season! Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but it can be a nightmare if you make common first-time buyer mistakes. Not being informed on how a home purchase is conducted can lead to costly mistakes. The first error, many …