Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Here at Community Bank of Tri-County we are thankful to have weathered the storm that was Hurricane Sandy.

We are grateful to efforts of first responders, as well as Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), which did an incredible job keeping our lights on, and restoring it as quickly as possible.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and businesses still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Looking for a way to help? Because Hurricane Sandy affected supplies, the American Red Cross is looking for donations of blood and platelets. To find a blood drive near you, visit their website – RedCrossBlood.org.

Savings Tip: Make your own Halloween costume (without going overboard!)

Are you tired of paying “an arm and a leg” for kids’ Halloween costumes that get worn once or twice around the big night, and then are either outgrown or out-of-favor for a repeat performance the following year?

Do you have any of the following around the house: a recycling bin, duct tape, trash bags, empty toilet paper tubes, paper grocery bags, hot glue gun, magic markers, Velcro or cardboard? Continue reading

Community Corps volunteers — Donating time, talent and energy to help make a difference

Our Community Corps volunteers have been busy! Maybe you’ve seen them – or the Community Corps symbol, a distinctive red triangle with a heart inside – at an activity or event near you.

Community Corps volunteers aren’t just any volunteers — they are our employees, families and friends, neighbors and customers, doing what they can to help build stronger communities for us all. Continue reading

October 18th is Get Smart About Credit Day!

A national campaign, Get Smart About Credit is sponsored by the Education Foundation of the American Bankers Association (ABA). It involves volunteer bankers from across the country connecting with youth and adults for credit education lessons throughout the month of October.

The program focuses on the fundamentals of money management, the meaning of good credit and credit scores, and the importance of saving. Continue reading

Pay yourself first!

Your paycheck is in your pocket, ready to be cashed. Or, it has been directly deposited to your checking account. Either way, your next step will probably be to start drawing from that cash to take care of your expenses.

With any luck, there might be something left over — to add to your savings, investments, or “emergency fund.”

If that’s the way payday works in your household, you’re doing it all wrong say financial advisors and retirement planners.

You should reverse your payment routine, and pay yourself first! Continue reading

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that since 1985, October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, not only within the United States but internationally? The goal of the health campaign is to raise awareness of the disease, as well as raise funds for research dedicated to preventing and treating breast cancer.

At Community Bank of Tri-County, our Community Corps is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by participating in the following area events. We hope you will consider joining us! Continue reading