How A Small Business Can Attract and Retain Talent

August 6, 2018

In today’s competitive hiring landscape, many businesses are forced to offer a substantial employee benefit packages to compete for, attract, and retain top talent.

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Homeownership in the Digital Age

June 1, 2018

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to talk about Homeownership in today’s Digital Age. Utilizing the web to assist you in this process can help reduce some of the stress associated with such an emotionally charged process.

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Investment diversification by design to mitigate impact of market storms

April 16, 2018

It’s been a rough winter and early spring. A series of Nor’easters brought high winds, tree damage and downed power lines.

A loss of electricity means no heat either, right? Well, not exactly.

By Jeffrey C. Deloglos, Trust Officer, ESSA Bank & Trust
As seen in Lehigh Valley Business

 

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Getting a Loan and Choosing a Lender: What You Need to Know

April 3, 2018

Preparation is key to navigating today’s housing market. As part of American Housing Month, ESSA offers the following tips to help prepare potential homebuyers.

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8 Tips to Help Prevent Crime at ATMs

March 20, 2018

There are more than 400,000 ATMs in the United States and that number is growing. ESSA Bank & Trust has many ATMs in our community and is dedicated to keeping its customers safe at those locations.

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7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

March 6, 2018

As the 2018 tax season gets underway, ESSA Bank & Trust is urging all customers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud.

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Finding a Bank That Has the Most Value for Your Company

February 13, 2018

In today’s economy, banks are faced with a challenging interest rate environment, compressed margins, regulatory burdens and the ongoing pressure to find new clients and build franchise value.

This is good news for companies of all sizes, as banks are competing aggressively for their business.

By Jim Gillen, Chief Marketing Officer, ESSA Bank & Trust
As seen in Lehigh Valley Business

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7 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

February 6, 2018

An important step to finding a home, whether you’re renting or buying, is ensuring that you have a good credit history. ESSA and the American Bankers Association suggest the following tips to improve your credit score.

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4 Simple Steps to Stop a Cyber Thief

January 24, 2018

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, ESSA Bank & Trust is urging consumers to take an active role in protecting their data.     

ESSA’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and their financial data. We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort.

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Incapacitation: Proper planning can ease a delicate subject

January 9, 2018

We often take more time planning our vacations than we do our future.

While it may not be a fun topic of discussion, it is important to have plans in place should you become physically or mentally unable to manage your affairs. Doing so in advance ensures that you can provide input on how things should be handled in the future.

By Jeffrey C. Deloglos, Trust Officer, ESSA Bank & Trust
As seen in Lehigh Valley Business

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How to Develop a Financial Plan

January 4, 2018

The key to a good budget is including as much information as you can, so that you can adequately prepare and plan. It's important to keep accurate records of your spending so you'll spot places where you can save money and know how much you can reasonably spend.

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Becoming a Savvy Giver

December 5, 2017

With rising operating costs, loss of government funding and an increasing demand for services, charities need donors' help now more than ever. Donating to your favorite cause can be fulfilling, but to ensure that your gift reaches the intended source, follow these tips:

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Tax-Loss Harvesting As a Crucial Year-End Financial Tactic

December 4, 2017

Year-end conversations with friends and family often remind us of last-minute items we need to complete to close out the year. We should also have a year-end planning conversation with our tax adviser.

By Jeffrey C. Deloglos, Trust Officer, ESSA Bank & Trust
As seen in Lehigh Valley Business

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Holiday Budgeting Tips

November 7, 2017

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us, but the time is here. As soon as the last piece of Halloween candy is handed out, thoughts turn to St. Nicholas with a little bit of turkey and stuffing in the mix. While budgeting is always important, it’s even more so from now through the end of the year when presents abound and sales seem endless. Below are tips for holiday budgeting to ensure you enjoy this wonderful time of year but are also responsible in your spending.

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Data Breach FAQs

September 27, 2017

Concerned about data breaches? Read our tips below to learn more about breaches and how to protect yourself.

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Disaster Preparedness Tips

September 12, 2017

With the recent historic hurricanes affecting Texas and Florida, ESSA is encouraging customers to adequately prepare for natural disasters by assessing their home’s risk and developing emergency plans to protect against a potential storm. To make sure your house is equally protected, ESSA offers the following tips:

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6 Financial Tips for Service Members and Their Families

August 29, 2017

Military families face unique financial challenges, particularly when a service member is deployed.  The American Bankers Association has highlighted six financial tips to help military families reduce the stress of managing money.

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How to Protect Your Loved One from Financial Abuse

August 15, 2017

Financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of abuse committed against older Americans. According to a Metlife study, an estimated $2.9 billion is lost annually to scams explicitly targeting seniors.  The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging older Americans and their caregivers to join the fight against financial abuse and take active steps to protect their finances from fraud. 

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Banking Tips Millennials Need to Know

August 1, 2017

The largest age group in America is shifting the ways in which banks connect with their customers. ABA has highlighted eight tips to help Millenials navigate the financial world.

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6 Money Tips for Family Caregivers

May 1, 2017

According to the Caregiver Action Network, more than 90 million Americans care for a loved one living with a disability, disease or experiencing reduced financial capability as a result of aging.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Ransomware Attacks

April 3, 2017

Small businesses are becoming popular targets to a form of malware known as ransomware. 

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8 Ways to Protect Your Data Online

April 3, 2017

The American Bankers Association is highlighting eight tips to help online users protect their data and guard against online threats.

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Protect Your Mobile Device from Hackers

April 3, 2017

As more and more consumers rely on their mobile devices to bank, browse and shop on the internet, it is extremely important that they exercise certain measures to protect their devices from online threats.

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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

April 3, 2017

As spring cleaning season begins, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to put a priority on organizing their finances. ABA has highlighted six tips for getting your financial house in order. 

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7 Ways to Stay Safe Online

February 7, 2017

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime.

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