Weaving Your Financial Safety Net

You may have had a well-meaning financial advisor (or parent) at some point in your life tell you that you should strive to have a six-month financial safety net set aside. Of course, that’s a goal that can seem far too lofty for anyone living paycheck to paycheck or struggling to put away even $1,000 for an immediate emergency. Could […]

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2019 Business Appreciation

We Appreciate Our Business Partners   You may know that each Spring we hold our special Customer Appreciation Days to thank our personal checking, savings, and loan customers for their business as well as to increase community engagement. However, we felt our business customers needed their own event, because their business is just as important! And what better holiday to […]

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$10,000 Grant Awarded to HEARTH

Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $10,000 grant to HEARTH, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization, that seeks to provide transitional housing and resources for homeless women with children who are survivors of domestic violence or other trauma. HEARTH stands for “Homelessness Ends with Advocacy, Resources, Training and Housing.” Offering a hand up […]

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$5,000 Grant Awarded to the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC), a Pittsburgh non-profit that exists to improve the quality of life for all who live or work in Garfield and the surrounding neighborhoods through active community engagement. Community-focused and board driven, the BGC aims to transform its constituency […]

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Use a Home Equity Loan to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Faster!

There are multiple systems for tackling high interest debt and getting back on sound financial footing. It seems like everyone has an impressive-sounding name for THE plan to get you out of debt.   Some swear by the snowball method because this method lets you see results faster in getting balances to zero and build upon those early wins. Others […]

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Three Ways to Save More

Mentioning the word budget generally causes people to run for the hills. Aside from their own death, few topics are as abhorrent to a person to discuss. So… instead, let’s talk about that awesome vacation or new car you have no idea how you’re going to afford. A healthy checking account program will ensure you’re covering required bills and give […]

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