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JA BizTown: Letting Children “Practice” for Their Future

Imagine a community of bankers, retail shop owners, restaurateurs and politicians. Everyone there strives to do the best job to achieve personal success and create a vibrant community. Now imagine what would happen if all the residents were age 12  Continue Reading »

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Learning About Savings From Some Little Bears Who Don’t

“When little bears spend every nickel and penny, the trouble with money is they never have any!” Stan & Jan Berenstain first penned that line in 1983, but the message holds true for little bears – and kids (and big  Continue Reading »

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“Next Generation” Investing: Introducing Children to the Basics

Are you looking for a way to get your children or grandchildren introduced to saving and investing? If so, I have a strategy for you to consider. It may also help them to build a nest egg that will give  Continue Reading »

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Creating Money-Smart Kids

It’s A Tale of Two Brothers: they’re twins, but one’s a spender and the other a saver. They both earn the same amount of money doing household chores, but while the spender immediately purchases music on iTunes® and buys candy  Continue Reading »

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Fostering a Love of Reading with the Good Doctor Himself, Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.” This advice comes courtesy of the classic Dr. Seuss book The Lorax, and employees of Susquehanna Bank took his words to heart this week by  Continue Reading »

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Finding Your Financial Soul Mate

You are in a relationship with a significant other whose growth you are fully devoted to. You want to protect and provide for each other. You can’t imagine a future without the other. You routinely finish each others’ sentences and  Continue Reading »

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Be the Designated Driver of Your Finances This Year

Now that the holidays are over, we begin looking ahead to the New Year. Many of us took part in a traditional meal of black-eyed peas or pork and sauerkraut for good luck. Then we promptly set a New Year’s  Continue Reading »

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Your Personal “Weatherproofing”

I’ve read that people spend more time picking out a refrigerator or car than they do picking out benefit plans.  As an employee benefits professional, I’d have to agree with that assessment.  I’ve seen people’s income run out when they  Continue Reading »

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Getting Fit Without Giving Your Wallet a Workout

You may wonder why I’m focusing on fitness when most of us are thinking of the fabulous feasts we will soon be sharing with family and friends during the holidays. To borrow a quote frequently attributed to Robert F. Kennedy:  Continue Reading »

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The 12 “Saves” of Christmas: Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Let me start by saying that I love the holiday season. The music, the traditions, the excitement on my kids’ faces. Holiday memories are priceless, but let’s get real; they almost always come with a price tag. Toys, food, decorations,  Continue Reading »

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