Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Is Your Car Ready For The Snow?
It's finally time to start digging out your sweaters, boots, mittens, and extra blankets that you stasged away this Spring. The trees are changing color and pumpkin spice lattes are your beverage of choise these days. It truly is a beautiful time of the year. Enjoy the crisp air and seasonal treats, but be warned, the now is coming! It won't be too much longer before cold, wet, slippery snow takes over.
Think back to last year when the snow and ice started to build up on the roads. If you had a tough time getting around in your current car, do you think this winter will be any better? Probably not. In fact, from all indications it's going to be a brutal winter and there's going to be more snow and ice this year. Your car has gotten you where you need to go throughout the summer, but is it the best choice for winter driving?
Emergency Fund: Better Safe Than Sorry!
Halloween is a time for delighting in all that is spooky or scary. However, when it comes to financial emergencies, we're all likely to jump out of our skin with fear if we don't have a plan for how to pay up. Rather than putting on a mask, pretending that you would be fine if an unexpected expense arose, planning ahead is better for your wallet and for your peace of mind. Saving for an emergency fund over time is a great way to do this!
Banks and Credit Unions are the Same Right? Not Quite!
If you're looking at opening an account at either a credit union or a bank, you may be wondering what the differences between the two are. Today, we're going to dive in and explain the major differences between banks and credit unions.
From profit models to fees and customer service, let's analyze exactly what the benefits and drawbacks are to each. We want you to make an educated decision going forward. You've worked hard for your money, and you should pick a financial institution that will provide you with the exact kind of service that you need.
Bellwether was excited to be among the Best Companies to Work For in NH for 2018. Congratulations to all of the companies who made the list, it is a tremendous honor to be included alongside the best NH has to offer. Continue reading for the full press release from Business NH Magazine.
It's Never Too Early To Start Saving
Anyone who has a checking account more than likely also has a savings account. Many banks will automatically open the two together, giving the owner easy access to both with their online username and password. During the opening process, though, the banker will often tell the account holder of the various benefits that the savings account offers, including accrued interest and zero fees. But these benefits don't just apply to those who have a checking account. A savings account, when opened on its own, can provide a myriad of advantages—especially for children.Read More