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

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in Community Involvement, Investing, Managing Your Money, Peoples Bank News |

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 charitable giving, takes up this issue. You’ve probably heard the stories about, or perhaps even experienced, charities who turned out to be weakly ineffective, or worse, fraudulent. The internet contains hundreds of such tragic stories. Charity...

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Help to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Seniors

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Financial Planning, Managing Your Money, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter |

There are more than 50 million Americans aged 62 and older who are prime targets for financial exploitation, both by persons they know and by strangers. You may be one of these targets. Get information about how to avoid such exploitation and how to help others in this article. Fraudsters are constantly looking for victims. Older ones may be less active in offensive and defensive activities, and as a result are often more vulnerable to...

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Try these money saving vacation tips (or how your underwear can save you money)

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 in Managing Your Money, Peoples Bank News, Spending Tips |

Vacations are too important to your well-being to be accompanied by stress about money. The simple steps below will help you relax while on vacation, and still have fun! (The last tip is the best one for having fun and saving money at the same time.) For most of us, vacations are a necessary time for rest and relaxation. Financial worries need not get in the way. Here’s how: Start planning early, and with a budget in mind. Experts say that...

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