Banking & Financial Education Blog
The Markets (as of market close March 29, 2018)
The first quarter of 2018 began as the fourth quarter of 2017 ended: with strong market gains. The Nasdaq led the way by the end of January, posting a monthly increase of almost 7.40%, followed by the large caps of the Dow (5.79%) and the S&P … Read More ›
Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to get caught up in the cycle of credit card debt. In fact, it’s become a growing problem for many Americans. According to the Federal Reserve, total U.S. credit card payments reached 111.1 billion in 2016, up 7.4% from 2015. 1
If you find that you are struggling to pay … Read More ›
It’s a common problem for many individuals — wondering exactly where your paycheck goes each month. After paying expenses, such as your mortgage, utilities, and credit card bills, you may find little left to put toward anything else.
Creating a budget is the first key to successfully manage your finances. Knowing exactly how you … Read More ›
No matter what your age or stage of life, targeting a goal for monthly retirement income can seem like a daunting task. Following are four considerations to help you get started.
1. When do you plan to retire?
The first question to ponder is your anticipated retirement age. Many people base their target retirement date … Read More ›