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Guilty As Charged: Recovering From Holiday Overspending

Have credit card bills replacing holiday cards in your mailbox? Has all that paying for gifts, special meals, decorations, parties, and holiday travel left you a bit overwhelmed? If so, you are definitely not alone. TD Bank’s most recent Merry Money Survey reports that 74% of consumers admit that the “financial aspects of the holiday […]

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FTC Safeguards Rule: Taking Your Data to a New Level of Safety and Security

In recent years, cyberattacks and data breaches at financial institutions and other organizations that collect sensitive customer data have caused significant damage to consumers, including identity theft, financial loss, and more. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decided enough was enough, announcing its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information– a set of guidelines aimed at […]

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Loans to Help With The Holidays

And just like that, we’re once again cruising into the holiday season fast. You have family to visit, a gift exchange with your BFFs, and so many loved ones that made the “nice list” this year. Bay Country Financial Services has some smart spending habits to help you make that holiday cash go a little […]

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The Staycation Vacation

“I don’t need a vacation,” said no one ever!  Between work and family stressors, sometimes taking a long getaway isn’t possible. That’s why a staycation––a vacation closer to home––may be the trip that’s right for you.  No Travel Headaches No TSA lines. Zero lost luggage. Recalculating maps, be gone! When you choose a staycation, there […]

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Is a Vacation Loan Right for You?

You have the dream trip in mind, but if you’re like millions of Americans, that price tag may seem out of reach. Should you put it on your credit cards or apply for a personal loan? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a vacation loan. What is a Vacation Loan? Also […]

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Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

Warmer weather brings spring cleaning to mind and a seemingly endless list of chores to be done both inside and outside. In between the sweeping and mowing, however, it’s time to add something else to your to-do list: spring cleaning for your finances. Organize Your Finances Take a look at your past year’s financial records. […]

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