Over her 10-year career at Susquehanna, Leigh has held a variety of roles, including teller, manager, learning and performance specialist, and loan product manager. Today, she is one of the bank's Campaign Development Specialists. She’s accustomed to holding down many roles outside of work as well: wife, mother, and one of four children who each have their own families. So holidays and family gatherings can be hectic. She’s also an avid gardener and enjoys do-it-yourself projects around the house. There’s just one role Leigh is trying to cut back on: shoe collector. At one time she had more than 90 pairs, but now she’s instituted a new rule: "one pair in, one pair out."

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In honor of Presidents' Day, let's test your knowledge of who's on what bill

EconomistWhat do Presidents’ Day and the bank have in common?  No, it’s not taking the day off. It’s money.  Presidents are featured on nearly all of the coins and currency we use today. So, in honor of this Presidents’ Day, let’s have some fun seeing how much we know about money.  Continue Reading »

Throwback Thursday: It’s totally the ‘80s’ – Like… You Know!

iStock_000019940427XSmallEveryone has a decade they most identify with in their life.  From the music to movies, from TV to fashion, the 1980s is my decade, so sit back and prepare to go … Back to the Future. Continue Reading »

Throwback Thursday: The King is dead. Long Live the King!

Aug 8 blog ElvisNext week marks another anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death – greatly exaggerated or not. But whether there’s been a recent sighting of the ’King’ or not, his legend lives, and his fans never forget.  Decades after his Aug. 16, 1977 death, people of all ages continue to enjoy his music, watch his movies, and flock to Graceland for a chance to see where he lived. This week we celebrate Elvis, one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century. Continue Reading »

Backyard BBQs: Staying Fit Amidst the Fun

Summer is long days, hot temperatures, and lots of outdoor activity.  It’s also a time for hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, ice cream, fruity drinks, and a variety of other backyard BBQ delights.  Most people, me included, think of the holidays as the time to pack on a few   Continue Reading »

A Greener Earth, One Garden at a Time

April 22 is Earth Day. For some this is a day to pledge to do an “Act of green.” For me it’s a day to think about dirt and rocks, plants, and trees; and plan what I am going to get into this year. I love to get my hands dirty…well my gloves anyway. April is a great time to plan how to add a little green to your life, and you don’t have to be an expert to get a garden you can be proud of. Here are a few tips that are good for Mother Earth and your bottom line. Continue Reading »

Spring Break - Without Breaking the Bank

It’s that time of year again. College students across the country are pouring over brochures and making travel plans. It’s spring break season and getting out of town to have some fun before finals sounds like the perfect way to end a long year of study. Maybe it’s a cruise on the high seas, a beach to bake in the sun, or an exotic locale to explore. No matter what the destination, students will get a lot of advice on the do's and don'ts of travel. So let me add a few more words of wisdom every traveler should think about before hopping a plane, train, or automobile. Continue Reading »

Budget Friendly Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

With winter’s short days and cold temperatures, it’s easy to think about settling down for a long winter’s nap or hibernating until spring. But before you curl up by the fire and nod off, take a look at these ideas from Susquehanna employees to keep fun and adventure going all year long. Our employees share budget-friendly ways to beat post-holiday blues and nip cabin fever in the bud. Baby it’s cold outside…so take advantage of the cold temperatures, bundle up and give these suggestions a shot. Continue Reading »

Veterans Day: Sharing Ways to Support Those Who Serve

For some a military career is more than a job - it is a calling to serve and protect. But whatever the reason a person decides to serve, it’s not the same as my 9-5 desk job. On days like Veterans Day, I often wonder what I can do to support those who take on such a great responsibility. As a banking professional, it’s part of my job to understand laws like the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and how they affect lending at my bank. It is important to make sure our customers who serve are aware of how these laws provide protection for them and their families. Continue Reading »

Funding a Home Addition Offers Space to Play… and Reclaim Some Sanity

A few years ago my husband and I decided to start a family. We lived in a great neighborhood with good schools and lots of other families with children nearby. Perfect.  We turned the second bedroom into every little boy’s (mother’s) dream. Blue walls, red accents, and lots of cars - antique cars, new cars, car memorabilia on the walls. Fast forward a couple of years to dump trucks in the middle of the living room, race cars under the sofa, bins and baskets full of the things that never seemed to return to his room. Oh, how I hated cars. We needed a playroom to reclaim some adult space. Where to look? We didn’t have another space on the main floor where my son could play, make a mess, and I could keep an eye on everything. Since I didn’t want to move, there was only one option for us (and for my sanity). A home addition. Eventually I could reclaim it too. I’ve always wanted a sunroom. Continue Reading »

Even More Vacation Destinations in our own “Backyard”

As promised, here’s our second batch of getaway ideas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia – recommended by Susquehanna employees. One of our employees even came up with a great family “getaway” option that’s literally in your own backyard. Read on to learn more! Continue Reading »

Vacation Destinations in our own “Backyard”

Who doesn’t long for those long, hot, lazy days of summer and all the fun that comes with them? Backyard barbecues. Pool parties. Fireworks. Homemade ice cream. Planning the family vacation. Packing everything but the kitchen sink. Riding in the car for hours. Are we there yet?! OK - so some things I don’t long for and could easily live without. That’s why this year I asked Susquehanna employees for suggestions for summer fun ideas right in our own backyard. From amusement parks to county fairs, the ideas are inspiring. In fact, we received so many that we decided to include them in two separate blogs. Read the first group of recommendations to see where your summer could take you. It might be closer to home than you think. Continue Reading »

A Lesson in Investing for Education

As my son quickly moves past the toddler stage and elementary school rises in the distance, my husband and I are beginning to think about our son’s education in earnest.  We want to be prepared for him to attend a college or a professional / trade school someday.  With the cost of higher education just that – higher than ever before – how do we make the most of our savings?  There are a lot of options out there, including pre-paid tuition plans, 529 savings plans, Coverdell Education Savings Plans, and custodial accounts, to name a few. Continue Reading »

Got Equity? What You Need to Know About Using Equity for Financing

If you’re a home owner looking to finance those spring home improvement projects, consolidate monthly bills, or pay rising college tuition costs, a home equity loan is a great option to consider.  It can be among the most affordable borrowing options out there. Here's some information to help you decide if a home equity loan is the right option for you. Continue Reading »

Baby It's Cold Outside - Is Your Home Ready?

If you’ve got your sweaters, boots and gloves, you’re ready for old man winter, right?  Well, if you’re a homeowner, not quite.  A little time and effort on your part and your home - not to mention your wallet - will thank you. Continue Reading »

Refinancing ... Is there a better deal out there?

When you hear the word refinancing you probably think of a home equity loan or a mortgage…but have you heard the buzz about refinancing your auto loan?  It may be one of the best-kept secrets in lending. Continue Reading »

I Needed It. Really!

Have you ever told yourself “It was such a great deal; I couldn’t resist” or “I don’t eat out for lunch that often”? If you have, then we have something in common.  These types of miscellaneous expenses don’t seem like a blow to the budget at the time.  I mean, my son will eventually grow into those cute jeans, and I’ll be glad that I got them on sale. Recently, though, I started adding up the cost of all of these little extras.  Exactly how much money was I spending on “miscellaneous household and personal expenses,” and how could that money grow if I saved it instead? Continue Reading »