The Cheap Guide to Father's Day in Baltimore

by Erica Starr 14. June 2012
"I don't need anything," "Don't worry about it," or my personal favorite, “Kids that listen.” If you are like me, these are some of the responses that you’ve gotten from good ol’ Dad when it comes to what to get him for Father’s Day. I interpret these responses in one of two ways: he’s either telling the truth, or as always, he’s looking out for me and doesn’t want me to spend too much money on a gift for him. Gotta love Dad…always looki... [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]

Organize It, Toss It, or...Shred-It!

by Renee' Anderson 9. April 2012
There's something about spring that is refreshing.  Maybe it's the air blowing through the open windows, the smell of fresh cut grass, or the colorful flower buds popping out of garden beds. There’s also something refreshing about a clean house! As you do your spring cleaning, keep these three categories in mind: 1) Organize It Whether you're going through the shoes in your closet (boots in the back, flip flops up front please), or sorting through old papers, now is a good tim... [More]


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