The Summit Blog

Insights and tips to help you with your finances, plus information from The Summit’s community partners.

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Buying Your First Home: Four Tips

June 27, 2021

Looking for your first home? Here are four tips you’ll want to know.

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Convenience and simplicity: a debit card

Taking Convenience and Simplicity to a New Level

June 15, 2021

Laurie Baker, our President and CEO, explains how pairing a Debit Card with a new Digital Spend Account is like carrying a sleek, well-packed suitcase.

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Reasons to Use a Debit Card

Five (Really Good) Reasons You Should Use Your Debit Card

May 24, 2021

Is your debit card the one you use most for purchases? Here are five reasons it should be.

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Investing for major goals like college

Investing for Major Financial Goals

May 18, 2021

Whether you’re investing for a car, a house or college, here are tips to make sure you’ll have enough money for your major financial goals.

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Looking Ahead: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World, Investing for Future Needs and Goals

Looking Ahead

May 4, 2021

How do we plan for the future when we can’t predict it? Our President & CEO Laurie Baker shares her thoughts.

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Retirement Savings: All About IRAs

All About IRAs: What You Need to Know for a Better Future

April 29, 2021

IRAs are a powerful savings tool. However old you are, knowing all about IRAs is important for your future.

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Stop Worrying About Money

Stop Worrying About Money

April 13, 2021

We’ve got four tips to help you rest easier about money and brighten your financial future, too.

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Reasons to Make a Budget

5 Reasons to Make a Budget

April 2, 2021

Making a budget is important for managing your finances in more ways than you might realize.

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The Summit Top Workplaces Culture Cloud

What it Means to be a Top Workplace

March 29, 2021

Laurie Baker discusses how The Summit’s Top Workplaces awards are due to the qualities and actions of our employees.

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Use a HELOC for emergencies

Need Money? Why a HELOC Could Be Right for You

March 18, 2021

Being short on cash these days is hardly unusual. If you’ve got equity in your home, a HELOC is a possible way to get funds for numerous purposes.

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Three Young Meme Stock Investors

Stock Hype: Should I Invest?

March 5, 2021

Long-term goals require long-term financial plans.

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Home Improvements Can Increase Value in a Home

Resale-Ready Renovations

March 1, 2021

Renovation projects that can add some serious value to your home.

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