Waukesha State Bank Blog
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2021 ushered in a new presidential administration and with it, some concern about the possibility for higher taxes. President Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill will cut taxes for lower and middle-income Americans, and he is expected to call for higher taxes on corporations and the rich.
Tax-Filing Tips for
As you know, college brings a wealth of challenges. Aside from coursework, grades and adjusting to a new social environment, you’ll have to contend with managing your finances — including your taxes. Take some stress out of your tax preparation by keeping these factors in mind.
The Financial Accounts
Everyone Should Consider
As you get older and are in need of more financial services, it can be a bit intimidating, especially when you realize just how many types of accounts there are. Thankfully, many experts agree that there are a few accounts everybody should consider holding to keep your money organized, set you up for the future and even help grow your wealth.
The Pros and Cons of
Multiple Savings Accounts
When you want to securely store your money, you can choose to open one or more savings accounts at the bank. If you’re unsure how many accounts to open, it’s a good idea to keep the advantages and disadvantages of having multiple savings accounts in mind before making a decision.
Online Finance Basics
In these challenging times, you may not feel as comfortable visiting the bank. A great way to stay on top of your financial needs without the risk of going out is with online and mobile banking. This convenient service makes it simple and safe to do everything from checking balances, transferring funds, depositing checks, paying bills and even sending money to a friend.
Tips for Staying Positive
During the Winter
While the winter many be best-known for jovial holiday festivities and a sense of togetherness, it can also be challenging on an emotional and mental level. If the cold and long nights have got you feeling blue, there are some easy ways to boost your spirits and stay positive through the winter.
Financial Fitness Posts
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04/2019 - Spring Cleaning: Finances
07/2019 - Building a Good Credit Record
10/2019 - Creating an Organized Financial System
11/2019 - Make Your Money Work For You
11/2019 - Preparing for Major Financial Events
11/2020 - Which Debit Card to Payoff First
02/2021 - Online Finance Basics
Financial Security Posts
General Banking Posts
Home Lending Posts
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05/2018 - Simple Ways to Estimate Home Value
05/2019 - Homebuying Tips for First-Timers
11/2019 - Should You Refinance Your Home Mortgage?
02/2020 - New House Vs. Home Improvements
08/2020 - Give Patio Furniture New Life
Saving Money Posts
05/2018 - Savings at Home for Summer
05/2019 - Saving on Auto Finance Costs
08/2019 - Add $100,000 to Your Retirement Savings
08/2019 - Savings Strategies
11/2019 - Building an Emergency Fund
03/2020 - Dining Out on a Budget
05/2020 - Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money
08/2020 - Budgeting for a 2021 Vacation
11/2020 - Reign in Holiday Shopping with a Budget
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