Online Banking
  • Understanding Trends in the Stock Market

    Posted on May 23, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Bulls and bears can be considered the unofficial mascots of the stock market. They represent the upward and downward movements of the stock market over a period of time and have even come to describe investor behavior (optimistic investors are said to be bullish, while investors with a pessimistic outlook are said to be bearish). In a field typically known for its confusing financial terminology and often uninspired language, the bull and bear symbols really stand out—and this is especially true in Lower Manhattan.
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  • Home Equity Loans Explained

    Posted on May 03, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Maybe you’re interested in home renovations, debt consolidation, higher education, or maybe you want to help pay for your daughter’s wedding.
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  • Earning Money Online: What’s Your Time Worth?

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    It’s hard to ignore the appeal of making real money online—after all, we live in a world where bloggers land book and movie deals, where top YouTubers are multimillionaires and where celebrities collect thousands of dollars in exchange for a single sponsored tweet.
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  • The Effect of Time on Investing

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Investing can seem like a very risky, complex and fast-moving process. With endless combinations of investment vehicles to choose from, it can be difficult to take your first step as an investor—especially with the knowledge that all investments carry the risk of losing some or all of your money. So why bother?
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  • Attitudes Towards Insurance

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Insurance coverage can be tricky to shop for, because it requires making specific financial decisions about some hazy and unpredictable concepts. Depending on the type of insurance you’re looking into, you might find yourself pondering some downright uncomfortable questions.
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  • How to Counter the Effects of Inflation

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jake Ward
    When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices. Generally, inflation is seen as a frustrating "financial fact of life" that passively affects everyone as price levels climb and as the dollar’s purchasing power decreases over time.
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  • The Challenges of Choosing a Career

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Jake Ward
    "When I grow up, I want to be a ___________." Depending on who you are, filling in the blank above can be an exciting, troubling or outright confusing task. If you happen to be a kindergartner, filling in the blank is awesome, because at that age, dinosaur and superhero are both perfectly viable career options. If you happen to be in high school, filling in the blank can be motivating because it takes all your talents and interests and captures them in a single goal that you can pursue through high school and past graduation day. If you happen to be an adult, filling in the blank can be a little bit terrifying because that could mean you’re now a grown-up (regardless of whether or not you feel like one) and here you are, still secretly looking for ideas.
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  • Keep or Toss: How Long Should I Hang Onto My Financial Documents?

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Jake Ward
    Every year, it’s nice to do a bit of "financial spring cleaning" and de-clutter your filing cabinet, your desk drawers, and the various hiding places where miscellaneous scraps of paper tend to accumulate and multiply. Read on to find out what you should be saving, and what’s OK to shred.
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