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]

Maryland's Economy Outperforms Expectations

by Anirban Basu 13. April 2012
Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.   Job creation has picked up in Maryland. After stumbling for much of the previous summer, recent months have been very positive from a job growth perspective.  The working hypothesis is that this represents economic multiplier effects related to base realignment activities at Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County and at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County. Between February 2011 and February 2012, emplo... [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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