You're beginning to accumulate substantial wealth, but you worry about protecting it from future potential creditors. Whether your concern is for your personal assets or your business, various tools exist to keep your property safe from tax collectors, accident victims, health-care providers, credit card issuers, business creditors, and creditors of others.
Do you ever wonder where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you're never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals.
Existing home inventory is low. This is excellent news for sellers. National Association of Realtor data found existing single-family home prices increased by 4.3% during the second quarter of 2019. In this environment, listing homes at the higher end of the market is unlikely to deter eager buyers. Increased housing demand and low inventory can lead to homes selling quickly…
Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. Ephrata National Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.
Marshmallows and savings habits might have a lot in common. A Stanford University study, led by Dr. Walter Mischel, highlighted the power of delayed gratification. The series of studies began in the early 1960s by examining the reactions of preschoolers when given a set of seemingly simple choices:
ENB has become aware of a new vishing scam in which reports indicate some of our customers have been targeted. Perpetrators of this scam call ENB customers posing as a "Security Officer from Ephrata National Bank". The caller then asks the customer to confirm suspicious transactions on their accounts. Once the customer confirms the transactions are not valid, the fraudster…
As a business owner, you're going to have to decide when will be the right time to step out of the family business and how you'll do it. There are many estate planning tools you can use to transfer your business. Selecting the right one will depend on whether you plan to retire from the business or keep it until you die.
When you think of Social Security, you probably think of retirement. However, Social Security can also provide much-needed income to your family members when you die, making their financial lives easier.
Individuals and businesses have become targets to a growing online fraud scheme known as ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data and demand a “ransom” — typically anywhere from a couple of hundreds to thousands of dollars — be paid.
A college education is associated with increased earnings, fewer periods of unemployment, and greater job satisfaction. However, paying for college without incurring debt remains a challenge. Tuition, fees, and living expenses often surpass the amount set aside in college savings plans or available through federal and state grant programs. For many students, scholarship opportunities are limited, leaving loans as the…