The Fiscal Cliff

by Marylove Moy 28. December 2012
I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard the term "fiscal cliff" in the past six weeks - my Christmas bills would be paid off in full. Evidently 25% of the voting population understands the term. In short, the FC refers to expiration of the Bush (W) tax cuts on December 31 in addition to "sequestration" which means radical cuts across the board in government spending. So...what does that mean to you and me? Well, as a few examples, workers will see an immediate 2 ½% cut in their ... [More]

Happy Holidays from 1st Mariner Bank!

by Stacy Levin 19. December 2012
Oh, how we love the holiday season! That's why we decided to make not one but TWO 1st Mariner Bank Holiday Videos for our wonderful customers this year! In November, we put our employees' Thanksgiving knowledge to the test. This month we took a risk and tested their musical abilities. So do we have any American Idol-worthy employees? Or should we probably stick to banking and do the world a favor and make this the last musical performance we put on the internet? Only one way to find out! Watch t... [More]

8 Creative Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

by Stacy Levin 11. December 2012
The 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah have begun, and with it comes 8 nights of presents! Unfortunately, that can also mean 8 nights of wrapping paper going in the garbage. According to Earth911.com, wrapping paper and shopping bags account for about 4 million tons of trash per year in the United States. Since local authorities do not always allow you to throw your used wrapping paper in your recycling bin, you may need to think creatively in order to avoid waste. To help you out, we’ve come up w... [More]


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