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Living Trust

4 Benefits of Having a Living Trust

We all know that it’s a good idea to have a will to make sure that our loved ones are taken care of when we die. But have you thought about what would happen to you in the event of a stroke or another illness where you become incapacitated?

That’s where a living trust comes … Read More ›

energy usage

How to save money on energy usage

Remember your mom yelling at you to turn off the lights when you left the room? Turns out, she had a good point. Now that you’re the one paying the bills, you would probably love to cut down on your energy costs, too. The good news is – in addition to turning off lights – … Read More ›

Junior Banking Program

5 Tips for Encouraging Your Children To Save

We all want to instill sound financial values in our kids, but how exactly do we teach kids to save? If you’ve ever been with kids in a toy store, you know that the whining and “needing” to have a certain toy can be almost automatic, and it’s tempting to want to give in and … Read More ›

Simon Yohanan

Businesses seeking more credit lines, signaling growth in economy

U.S. bank leaders reported an overall increase in the use of available credit lines by small and mid-sized businesses, according to a survey conducted by the Commercial Finance Association (CFA), a professional association for the asset-based lending and factoring industry. According to a recent report from Bloomberg News, the CFA survey shows credit utilization at 43.1 … Read More ›