Two River Community Bank’s Corporate Beach Sweeps 2018

 

Thank you to Clean Ocean Action for leading our Corporate Beach Sweeps team at Sandy Hook. Together, we collected nearly 1,300 pieces of debris, including 263 caps and lids, 317 plastic pieces, and 234 food/candy wrappers. We even found a lawn gnome! Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. It truly was an eye opening experience to see what is in our waterways. Check out some of the highlights below:

 

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Balancing Act: Saving for Both Retirement and College

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Linda and Peter are worried about their financial future. “We want our one-year-old son, Raymond, to go to college, but we’re concerned that in 17 years, the cost might be more than we can afford,” says Peter. “We also need to save for our retirement,” adds Linda. “Can we reach both of these goals?”

 

Linda and Peter aren’t alone. Millions of Americans are finding it a struggle to balance the high cost of higher education while saving for their own retirement. If you’re one of them or would like to help someone faced with this situation, put your worries aside. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help overcome this double-sided planning hurdle.

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Being a Creature of Habit for Financial Success

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As we wrap up Financial Literacy Month, we hope you enjoyed reading about financial tips as much as we enjoying writing them. Here are some highlights to help you be a creature of habit for financial success:

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How to Create a Budget

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Hopefully, you have been keeping up with us on social media. If you have, then you know that it is Financial Literacy Month! This week we are going to highlight how to make a budget for your financial goals:

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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

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We started this tax season with tips to protect your personal information and worthwhile ways to use your tax refund, but now that tax season is coming to a close it is time to take a look at your budget and bank accounts. April is Financial Literacy Month, and to get you prepared we highlighted 6 tips to help organize your finances:

 

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Brookdale Learn at Lunch

 

 

Recently, Two River Community Bank welcomed Brookdale Community College students and alumni to Learn at Lunch. This event was designed to offer insight from established professionals in support of career development. Students and alumni heard from senior leadership across various departments in the Bank and were given the opportunity to ask questions over lunch. Overall, the event was a success as students and alumni took back with them valuable information on developing and enhancing their careers.

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Worthwhile Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

 

Now that you know how to protect your personal information this tax season, it is time to consider how to make the most out of any refund you may receive. Below are six options to help you reach your goals:

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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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