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What Should You Look For in a Bank?

Whether as a business or an individual, your relationship with your banker and financial advisor is important. It requires a high level of trust that goes far beyond simply securing your money, conducting a transaction, or paying interest. As the banking industry has changed, customers have options that run from new online-only banks to huge…

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New job? Here are 3 tips to set your financial course.

You earned your degree and scored your first “real” job – congratulations! Your professional career is off and running. But what about your financial future? Amid all the paperwork, introductions and passwords is an important opportunity to set the course for your adult financial journey. Here are three easy tips to help keep you on…

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Is now the time to refinance? Five things to consider

Mortgage interest rates are hovering near historic lows. At many lenders, rates are well below 4 percent. For a brief period in March, rates even dipped briefly below 3 percent. Not surprisingly, many homeowners are asking themselves, “Is now the time to refinance?” The answer is … maybe. Before you consider refinancing your existing mortgage,…

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Emotions and finances: Tips for managing both when times are tough

It’s OK. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, fearful, or worried about the future. It’s only natural considering the current pandemic and resulting financial crisis. It’s normal to feel scared and uncertain at a time like this. For many of us, the angst we are feeling is about money. What if I lose my job?…

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