How to Effectively Manage Your Finances for a Great Gap Year

What has been a right of passage for European and Australian students for over 50 years, gap years have recently gained traction among American teens too. (Just ask Malia Obama, who announced back in 2016 she would be taking a year off before heading to Harvard.) While there is no one reason why someone might […]

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The Ultimate Side Hustle Idea List

It’s hard to go online these days without hearing the word “side hustle.” Cost of living is on the rise, student debt has reached $1.3 trillion, and more millennials are ditching their 9-5 job. Side hustles offer an easy way to boost your bottom line without committing to a full-time gig. They also offer an […]

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Ultimate guide to saving money at the grocery store

Across the United States, grocery stores have empty shelves as Americans stock up on supplies and food in response to the global pandemic. A recent study showed that money spent on these items has increased by 88% from before the virus began to seriously impact our country, going from $335.65 to $631.06. Whether it’s toilet paper or […]

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What is a community financial institution?

While a community financial institution sounds like a fancy term for a local bank, a community financial institution can be defined by its size, its mission and its geographic location – an not only in our towns. The key word tying financial services to our towns is community. On a mission of sustainable banking A community […]

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Save money as a family: 3 ways to teach kids good savings habits

  With the average American household holding almost $10,000 in debt, there are too many families in the United States struggling to keep up financially. The best way to help your kids avoid debt and bad habits common to many U.S. adults today is to start teaching them good habits now. If your kids start […]

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