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The Easiest and Safest Way to Transfer Money

Do you have cash in your wallet right now? If you said no, you’re not alone. A survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International found that nearly 1 in 10 Americans no longer carry paper money with them on a daily basis, while 49 percent of Americans carry $20 or less at...

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Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home may seem challenging. While it can be fun to look through real estate sites searching for your dream home, the real work comes when it’s time to focus on your finances. To purchase a home, you need to determine your debt-to-income ratio and create a solid budget. Bank of...

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How to Know When to Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage can be a smart move that lets you access the equity you have built up in your home, reduce your monthly loan payments, or take advantage of a better interest rate to improve your cash flow. When you first purchased your home, you may have been so excited to move into...

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Budgeting Tips to Make This School Year Easier

The school year is upon us! It seems that every year the back-to-school lists get longer and longer. We are here to help you get everything you need to start your kids on the right track this year – without breaking your budget. Back-to-School Budget To get the best estimate of what you will...

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Getting Married? Combine Your Bank Accounts into One

Congratulations on your recent nuptials! While you are still in the honeymoon phase, the last thing you may want to talk about with your spouse is the role your finances will play in your new marriage. However, the earlier you discuss how you will handle your finances as a couple, the...

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