Medical Expenses and Tax-Preferred Savings

By now everybody knows about tax-preferred Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), but do you know about a similar account to help pay for certain medical expenses? It’s called a Health Savings Account (HSA). Your community bank wants to help, and can … Continue reading

Stay Financially Healthy by Understanding Your Earnings

Just about everybody has made the mistake of overestimating the money they think they have coming in. And then you learn the secret: there are costs that reduce your “take home pay”. Knowing what they are and when they kick-in … Continue reading

If you’re looking for a privately-funded, well-rated charity, look no further

Most of you who read this blog are in position to help others in need, and to your credit, you want to do so. The really important question is not why, or how much, but who? This second blog about … Continue reading