How to Save on Back to School Supplies

by Lynn Viesti Berube It’s officially August, and that means parents are getting their kids ready for the new school year. And while the first bell is rapidly approaching, there is still one last obstacle for many people to overcome before students are back in the classroom… back to school shopping. Anyone sending their kids […]

Five Ways to Grow Your Savings Accounts

by Becky Tudor We get it… allocating a set amount of your income each month for your savings accounts may seem all but impossible. But it’s important to put money aside for a rainy day; you never know when emergencies (or even retirement) will creep up. Here are five suggestions to help you save money: […]

Three Tools for Teaching Cent$ible Kid$ Personal Finance

by Pam Reiss Americans today are having a difficult time saving money for the future. In fact, the independent research firm NextAdvisor recently found that nearly one in every four Americans has no savings at all. With recent history showing how unstable economies can become, parents today would be well-advised to educate their children about […]

Make Your Business Truly Mobile With SpotPay

by Pam Reiss These days, smartphones and mobile devices have empowered us to stay connected no matter where we happen to be. Armed with these tools, we’re able to access the same wealth of information whether we’re watching the kids play soccer, putting the last minute touches on a project at the office or waiting […]

How to Improve Your Credit Score

by JoAnn Sabas A good credit score is what each of us aspires to. After all, a credit score is one of the important determining factors when it comes to borrowing money for a home. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score as one of the essential elements when determining whether or not to approve […]

Thinking about moving to Stratford?

by Paul Mulligan If you are looking to purchase a home in Stratford, CT, you would not be alone! This gem of a town is continually growing in population with 51,384 residents and 19,276 households, according to the Town of Stratford. So how do you go about finding affordable mortgages in Stratford, CT so you […]

The Federal Reserve 101: Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Central Bank

by Jorge Santiago To increase the ease with which commerce is conducted and to control inflation, countries need a strong banking system. After all, there has to be some force working to ensure a country remains fiscally sound. America’s finances are governed by the Federal Reserve, the country’s central banking system. The Federal Reserve Act […]

Is It Time For You To Start Planning Your Retirement?

by Pam Reiss When should you start planning for retirement? Assuming you want to stop working one day—and still be able to provide for your family and be comfortable financially—the answer to that question may be yesterday. But the good news is that it’s never too late to start planning for the future. If you […]

Three Things You’ll Appreciate When You Walk Into The Milford Bank

By Lynda Mason Have you ever gone to a bank where, when you walked in, you’d experience an icy sensation from the stuffy environment; you were likely afraid to touch anything or even make a noise? Many of us have been in that kind of bank, too. And that’s why we work hard at The […]

Getting Through the Holidays on a Budget: Five Tips You Need to Know

by Cortney Meng Though we always know when the holiday season falls, it seems as though it approaches faster and faster every year. And with the holidays come a seemingly never-ending list of expenses that includes presents, plane tickets and fancy dinners. With a finite amount of cash on hand and a stockpile of bills […]