Protecting Your Personal Information This Tax Season

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Only a few weeks into the tax filing season, the IRS has already identified a new scam involving cybercriminals stealing data from tax professionals through phishing schemes. As the threats of identity theft and fraudulent tax returns evolve, it is important to remain diligent in the protection of your personal information. Consider these tips to protect yourself this tax season:


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Tips for Avoiding Online Dating Scams

Tips to Avoid Online Dating Scams


Social media networks and dating websites have become increasingly popular tools for meeting and communicating. Unfortunately, fraudsters have capitalized on this trend and often create fake profiles to lure in victims, establish romantic relationships and eventually, extort money.


According to the FBI, over $220 million was lost in 2016 to online romance scam artists. This type of scam in particular has targeted older Americans. Approach these relationships with caution so you don’t end up with a broken heart and an empty wallet.


If you’re concerned that you or a loved one are being scammed, Two River Community Bank recommends taking the following precautions:


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Free Shred Days – October 2017


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Protect against fraud and identity theft with free Shred Days at Two River Community Bank! Bring up to three medium sized boxes of materials to shred. Professional on-site shredding service provided by IntelliShred.


Saturday, October 7: Cranford

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

245-249 North Ave. West


Saturday, October 7: Middletown

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1250 Highway 35 South


Saturday, October 14: Sea Girt

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1314 Sea Girt Ave.


Saturday, October 14: Tinton Falls

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4050 Asbury Ave.


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Children’s Book Drive in Monmouth County


Two River Community Bank’s Monmouth County branches are collecting new & gently used books for children in the community from K – 3rd grade. Book donations may be dropped off during branch operating hours through June 9, 2017. Please be sure the books are not worn or damaged. All books collected will benefit and be distributed by United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties to help prevent the “summer slide” for children in need. 


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Avoid the Grandparent Scam

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month

The next time you receive a frantic call from someone saying they are your grandchild and asking for money, make sure it’s actually your grandchild who’s calling. According to the Federal Trade Commission, in 2016, impersonation scams ranked second as the most common consumer complaint, with more than 400,000 reported. Read More →

Spring Tips for Organizing Your Finances


If you live in the Northeast, spring is a time for shaking off the winter doldrums and getting ready for a fresh start to warmer weather and longer days. Spring is also the perfect time to take a fresh look at your finances – especially around Tax Day when it is top of mind.

The American Bankers Association recommends these tips to help you get organized when it comes to finances:

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Art Exhibit at Two River Community Bank in New Brunswick


Two River Community Bank and Mason Gross School of the Arts are proud to present a special art exhibit located at the Two River Community Bank branch in New Brunswick. The exhibit will run March 23–May 15, 2017. Additionally, there will be a “Meet the Artists Day” on April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. 


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Health Savings Accounts 101

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If the title of this article caught your eye, you’ve probably heard of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), but may not have an understanding of how they work or how they can benefit your bottom line. Let’s start with the basics.


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The First Steps to Finding Your First House


The time has finally come. You are financially stable enough to buy your own place. This may be the biggest purchase of your life, so it is important to understand the process of buying a home. Here are some important considerations to get you started.


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Hidden Tax Breaks for Your Small Business

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Like any small business, yours is probably constantly looking for ways to save money or cut expenses. Tax deductions can be one of the best ways to do that. Here are some small business tax deductions that you may not be aware of. Be sure to consult with a tax professional for more information regarding your eligibility for these deductions.

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