5 Steps to Building Your 2018 Budget

As you're closing one year and resolving to make the next one even better – in whatever way you have in mind – remember that your financial plan has to be ready for the new year, too. You need to go over what you did with your money in 2017 and consider what expenses you'll face in ...

12 Things That Trip Up Home Buyers

Buying a house is supposed to be the American dream, but it can turn into a nightmare for buyers who go into the process with unrealistic expectations and insufficient information. "The process of buying a home [can be] excruciating," says Craig Evans, an Ally Bank mortgage executive with more than 30 years of experience in the ...

Westbury Bank Collects $2,300 In Donations For Local Shop With A Cop Programs

In the spirit of the Holidays, Westbury Bank’s Washington County branches accepted donations throughout November for two local Shop with a Cop programs (Hartford Police Department and Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police Kettle Moraine Lodge #10). With the help of our generous community, Westbury Bank has raised $2,300.00 for these two important events. The Shop with ...

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement?

Owning a home can lead to a comfortable retirement. In theory, you buy a house when you're 30, faithfully make the mortgage payments for 30 years and at age 60 you own your house, free and clear. Now you have a solid nest egg and can sail into a worry-free retirement. But more often, here's how ...

How to Reset a Retirement Gone Wrong

Most Americans hit retirement and never look back. In fact, three-quarters of recently retired baby boomers say they are very satisfied with their lifestyle in retirement, according to an Ameriprise Financial survey of 1,000 Americans ages 60 to 73 who have at least $100,000 in investable assets. They are happy with both their finances and ...