The Small Bank Advantage: Service over Services

Looking for a new banking relationship? Choose wisely. Financial institutions are not “one-size-fits-all.” Ask yourself: What are you looking for in a bank? Dig deeper. What services are important to you? Most all banks offer similar products and services. But that’s where the similarities stop.   What do you value? Convenient access to branches, no matter where […]

6 Steps to Boost Your Credit Score

More Americans than ever before are resolving to get financially fit in 2014 — a resolution whose popularity is second only to “losing weight” and “getting organized.” If you’re among the many overcoming financial setbacks, exercise the following steps to get your credit healthy in the New Year: Step 1. When you accessed the free […]

Making Resolutions Stick in Seven Steps

  New Year’s Resolutions are made to be broken. We resolve to save more. Spend less. Quit smoking. Get fit. Instead of sticking with those lofty goals, we stink at them. Half of us make resolutions. But a week after the ball drops in Times Square, a quarter of us have already dropped the ball! […]

Reason for the season can’t be bought or boxed: Happy Holidays from Core Bank

  The “average” American will spend around $800 on gifts for loved ones this holiday — more than what he or she earns in a week. Retailers anticipate sales will surpass $600 billion this November and December, accounting for 20 to 40 percent of what a store makes the entire year. No wonder we’re buried […]