Employee Spotlight – Marta Zawadzka

Marta Zawadzka is the new manager of our branch in New Britain, CT; a native of Krakow, she has lived in the United States for the last 17 years, arrived in Connecticut in 2004. She founded the nonprofit United Colors of Pink in 2019, a volunteer-based organization designed to help under-insured and uninsured women who …

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Staying Safe at the ATM

In this day and age, one can never be too cautious about their personal safety, no matter where they are. Using an ATM may be a quick and easy activity, but because it involves your money and your personal information, it can also become a safety hazard in the wrong environment or time and place. …

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Selling Your Home – How to Retain its Value

When it comes to your home, you want to ensure it has value, and that it retains its value in the event that you’d like to sell. But regardless of whether you’ve just moved in, or if you’re considering selling and buying a new home, investing in your home is important – including renovations and …

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Easy Home Renovations That Won’t Break the Bank

Whether you’re comfortable in your home, or you’re considering putting it on the market, taking on renovations can be an expenditure that pays off in the long run. It’s almost impossible to find a house that has everything you need already built into it, so renovating and remodeling can help you curate your ideal home. …

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Taking a Summer Vacation on a Budget

If you’re on the fence about taking a vacation this summer because you’re not sure if you can afford the one you want, don’t worry – there are so many ways you can enjoy a fun vacation without breaking the bank. Even though commercials and social media influencers may make it seem like it costs …

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Organizing Your Monthly Expenses

Creating a monthly budget for you and your household is a necessary task – but many say it comes with its own set of challenges. There are some people who are able to live frugally without too many monthly expenses, many of whom are single; and there are others who have an extensive list of …

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The Polish Sommelier

What Is a Sommelier? The running joke in my family is that I was studying to become a Somali pirate. Although I never found it all that funny and rather insulting, I can after all handle an AK-47 much more proficiently than any Somali would ever dream of, it did show a deficiency in my …

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Finding Ways to Reduce Stress in Everyday Life

When it comes to developing personal therapy strategies that can help you get through stressful times, there are plenty of ways you can go about those developments. Many people fall into retail therapy, some may book a day at the spa, and both are great ways to release that stressful energy into something that sparks …

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Keeping Your Smartphone Secure and Safe

We’re in the third decade of the 21st century, and advances in modern technology have shaped the way we live our lives. Most notably, the devices we carry with us – including smartphones and tablets – play a role in how we communicate with others and handle our everyday business. However, having access to the …

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Credit Card Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Whether you’re a first-time credit card owner or you’ve got a credit score in the 800s, odds are you’ve made a mistake at one point or another when it comes to using your credit card. The mistakes we’re about to outline are all too common, yet they can really wreak havoc on your credit rating, …

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