How to Get Your Friends to Pay You Back

by Stacy Tharp 27. February 2013
It's happened to all of us: that awkward moment when you are dining out with a friend, and when the bill arrives your friend informs you that he has conveniently left his wallet at home or has forgotten to stop off at the ATM. At this point the only way to avoid the dine-and-dash is to pay the bill in full yourself. You might not think it’s a huge deal to pay for someone’s lunch from time to time, but if you lend money to a friend, you have every right to expect your friend to pay yo... [More]

An Easy Way to Stick with Your Financial New Year's Resolution

by Andrew Schreiber 2. January 2013
The New Year allows for a fresh start. Many of us celebrate this new beginning by making a New Year’s resolution. I, like most people, make a New Year’s resolution and make a promise to myself to follow through with it indefinitely. However, oftentimes my motivation and desire fizzles out within a couple of weeks and I never look back. Whether your resolution is to exercise more, eat healthier, save money, or quit smoking, we all know how hard it is to stay motivated and follow throu... [More]

2nd Annual 5 Things We're Thankful for This Holiday Season

by Erica Starr 20. November 2012
This year, as families prepare for the 2012 holiday season and family traditions, we thought we’d start our own tradition here at 1st Mariner Bank. Last year, we featured our “5 Things We’re Thankful For This Holiday Season” blog post in our November eNewsletter. This year, we’d like to officially make it a tradition by bringing you the “2nd Annual 5 Things We’re Thankful for This Holiday Season.” We’re thankful to serve the “greatest... [More]

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