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Entries for January 2013

Benjamin Franklin Planned His Estate - You Can Too!

January 31, 2013

We have all heard Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” We may never know if Ben diligently planned every event while he was living, but we do have a copy of his detailed will that explained how he wanted his assets distributed after his death.  Read More...

DocuSign: Convenience and Security While Signing Your Financial Documents (and, You Have Two Days Left to Win an iPad!)

January 30, 2013

We want to work around your busy schedule and provide you with convenient products and services so that you can accomplish more – it’s our way of helping you work smarter, not harder. Inspired by our desire to help you, we implemented DocuSign, a program that gives you the option of signing documents electronically without having to visit a branch.  Read More...

The 52 Week Money Challenge

January 22, 2013

The 52 Week Money Challenge has become a phenomenon on Facebook because it’s a simple, step-by-step chart that tells you how much to deposit each week for one year into your savings account beginning with a $1 deposit. If you’re willing to take the challenge, follow the chart and you’ll have a plush savings fund with a balance of $1,378.  Read More...

Save for a Rainy Day

January 14, 2013

As you stroll out to your car after a long day of work with nothing more than the thought of arriving home and kicking up your heels, you discover the driver side wheel completely flat. It appears as though the road construction you encountered planted a screw in the side wall causing you to need a new tire. Well, there’s $200 (or more) you didn’t expect to spend.  Read More...

Write a Memorable Thank You this Month

January 10, 2013

January is National Thank You month. So, for starters, thank you for reading this blog article.

Really though, we thought it would be interesting to share with you some ideas about how you can say thank you in a meaningful way.


Avoid Bankruptcy After College

January 08, 2013

College grads take on a lot of financial responsibility in the days following their promenade across the graduation stage. Student loans, credit card debt, car payments, and living expenses such as rent, groceries, and transportation, can amount to a lot of money if you are new to the workforce and your paychecks barely cover all of your bills.  Read More...

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