The Imaginary Mortgage - Fake It Til You Make It

by Erica Starr 2. May 2012
Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew or found yourself asking the question, “How did I get myself into this?” In today’s housing market, thousands of homeowners are asking themselves this very question. Let’s back track a few years to 2006 – a time when young people applying for mortgages were getting approved for three to four times the amount of what they could actually afford.  But hey…spend it if you got it, right? Wrong. I can gua... [More]

Do Your Part to Help Save a Tree

by Wade Barnes 27. April 2012
If you happened to see a greater-than-usual number of people out planting trees this morning as you were driving to work, and you’re wondering why, we’re here to solve your mystery…today is National Arbor Day. Whether you plan to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day or not, we thought it might be useful to remind you of some easy ways you can help save trees and reduce the amount of paper clutter in all of our lives. Here a few simple things you can do to save a tree: Use ... [More]

Empowerment Academy Students Visit 1st Mariner

by Stacy Tharp 24. April 2012
Last week, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, 1st Mariner Bank had the pleasure of hosting a group of seventh grade students from the Empowerment Academy in Baltimore City who are currently participating in Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program. Guy Stafford welcomes the students to 1st Mariner. BOOF’s purpose is to teach people at a young age how to make educated and responsible financial decisions to promote dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency in l... [More]


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