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Katelyn

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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guest

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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Tim

Unwanted Presents? Don’t Resist… Regift!

Let’s face it: each holiday, we all get that one special gift that we just can’t stand. Perhaps it’s a brightly-colored sweater that, while it seems too harsh to say ugly, we’ll call beautifully deficient. Or maybe it’s a strongly-scented candle that  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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Alison

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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Josué

Making Your Charity List – And Checking It Twice

Thinking about putting a charitable organization on your gift list this holiday season? No doubt a donation would be appreciated. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that a new ranking of the nation’s 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11  Continue Reading »

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An Online “Crash Course” on Credit

Susquehanna Bank recently added a series of online educational videos to our website, including a couple on the importance of managing credit. We were looking for someone to “test-drive” the videos, and figured a college student might be a good  Continue Reading »

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Katelyn

You’ve Got Us in the Palm of Your Hand

I’m generally comfortable with new technology, and like most people, I’ll embrace a new technology if it works for me. Many of my acquaintances have been sliding their fingers across touch screen phones and sending text messages with rapid fire  Continue Reading »

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Josué

Earning Credit Outside the Classroom: Credit Cards & College Students

I still remember the day it arrived.  I was 18 years old and a freshman at Temple University.  Just days before, I traded in my personal information in exchange for a Frisbee and the promise of my first credit card  Continue Reading »

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The 3-Digit Summary of Your Financial Story: Separating Fact from Fiction about Credit Scores

Everyone knows that your credit report and credit score help determine your likelihood and cost of using other peoples’ money to get all the stuff you want: houses, cars, cell phones and a job. Let’s try to take some of  Continue Reading »

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