Did You Miss The Home Buyer’s Seminar?

On Tuesday, March 20th Loan Officers of westbury bank hosted a FREE Home Buyer's Seminar to the public. Topics covered included obtaining a pre-approval letter, finding a realtor, common mortgage terms to know, the home buying process, types of loans available, and more! We welcomed our special guest, Glen Hupfer of RE/MAX United who entertained the audience while ...

Cutting Yourself Off: Setting Spending Limits With Your Bank or Credit Card

If you feel uneasy every time your bank balance drops, it might be time to revisit your spending patterns. After all, if you don't set restrictions, chances are you won't have enough income to reach your financial goals, like retirement, saving enough for your kids' college tuition and paying off your mortgage. But while setting spending limits – and sticking ...

Beware Elder Financial Abuse in the Family

Financial abuse, also known as economic abuse, is a growing problem in America – and the perpetrators might be closer than you think. The aging population is a prime target, given the wealth they've accumulated over their lifetimes and their possibly deteriorating cognitive abilities. Unfortunately, the facts on just how many instances of elder abuse, ...

7 Frugal, Alternative Valentine’s Day Gifts

If you're thinking about what to give your sweetheart for Valentine's Day, it pays to think outside the chocolate box. Picking nontraditional gifts won't just impress your loved one with your creativity, it will save you money, too. Demand for Valentine's Day staples (red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries and other traditional gifts) is sky-high right now, elevating the prices ...

7 Incentives to Save More for Retirement in 2018

The new year is an excellent time to start saving a little more for the future. There are also a variety of perks you might qualify for if you put some extra money aside for retirement. Aim to take advantage of these incentives to save for retirement this year. An employer match. Many companies will match the ...