Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Buying vs. Renting a Home: Are You Getting the Right Advice?
The average person moves residences about 11 times in their lifetime. That provides a lot of opportunity to confront the following question: is it better to own your home or to rent it? It’s a huge decision that affects your lifestyle as much as it does your finances, and the answer will vary depending on who you ask. There are compelling arguments to be made for both sides and the resulting advice—though well-intentioned—can quickly become confusing and contradictory. So, is paying rent really just a waste of money? Or is it true that you can make more money by renting than by owning a home? Take a closer look at six snippets of common owning-versus-renting advice:Read More
Mike L'ecuyer named Citizen of the Year
Last night our CEO Mike L'Ecuyer was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. We are so proud of Mike for being awarded with this well-deserved recognition. Congratulations again Mike, thank you for all you do!
Bellwether Community Credit Union Announces Nathan Saller as Incoming CEO
Bellwether Community Credit Union's Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Nathan Saller as the successor to current President/CEO, Michael L'Ecuyer. Saller has been named President/COO and will transition to CEO when long-time leader L'Ecuyer retires October 1.
bellwether is excited to announce some major news!
Bellwether President and CEO Mike L'Ecuyer has been named CItizen of the Year by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
We are so proud of our CEO, Mike L’Ecuyer for winning Manchester Citizen of the Year! Throughout his career, Mike has been a passionate leader and tirelessly involved at Bellwether and in the Manchester community. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition! Read the full press release here.
The Palace Theatre and Bellwether have announced a 10-year partnership
“This is a great example of collaboration between public sector and private sector, in terms of Bellwether and not-for-profit Palace Theatre,” said Michael L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union. “We’re thrilled to do this. Any time you’re in a partnership with Peter (Ramsey, head of the Palace Theatre Trust) it’s exciting, and hopefully we can have a little bit of an impact on downtown Manchester. We look forward over the next 10 years to having an impact.” Read the full press release here.
Stay tuned for another major announcement in the coming weeks!
Benefits of Having Multiple Checking Accounts
Managing finances is something everyone making money has to deal with; finding optimal ways to accomplish this mandatory task is an ever-learning experience. The standard banking strategy for most is to have one checking and one savings account, yet is this optimal? Let's explore this question by discussing 3 compelling benefits of having multiple checking accounts.