How to create a wellness program that your employees will LOVE

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Employee wellness programs have become a staple in many companies to attract top talent, keep them happy, healthy, productive, and decrease employee turnover. Office wellness can make a difference towards being an efficient business according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, more than 60% of employers said workplace wellness programs reduced their organizations’ healthcare and workers compensation costs. This means that companies that offer programs centered around employee wellness can end up saving more money over the long haul. Continue reading “How to create a wellness program that your employees will LOVE”

How to save for your first home down payment

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Buying your first home is a very exciting time, but it can also be stressful when you think about saving for a down payment – no one wants to live on Ramen Noodles for 3 years! Aside from dealing with realtors, trying to keep up with lingo, and not becoming emotionally attached to your dream home before your offer is accepted, you should be making sure your finances are in order and you have money saved for the down payment. Continue reading “How to save for your first home down payment”

Is your Sales Team Struggling to Meet Their Goals?

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Today’s consumers are savvy and have access to a ton of information including all that information about your competitors!  Being a salesperson in today’s global market place is very different than back in the days of Glen Gary Glen Ross – and the famed ABC of Sales (Always Be Closing).  Today, business owners and their sales teams must be digitally and socially savvy and be far more aware of not only attracting new business but retaining the clients they already have. Continue reading “Is your Sales Team Struggling to Meet Their Goals?”

Could Your Business Be Franchised?

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You’ve made your business successful – you’ve grown it, nurtured it, and put in the blood, sweat, and tears. You’ve been through the ups and the downs, learned how to run it with your eyes closed, and know everything right down to the smallest detail, from what you need to order each month to who you need to employ and when. Continue reading “Could Your Business Be Franchised?”

6 simple ways to save!

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If you’re anything like me, you’re incredibly tempted several times a day to spend money on something that you don’t really need. A diet coke from the vending machine, a coffee from Dunkin on the way to work, or that pack of gum by the checkout register. Whatever it is, you spend a few dollars on it – or maybe a few more than a few dollars. And then you forget about it.

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Credit cards – can you have too many?

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If your mailbox looks anything like mine, you probably get a few different credit card offers each week. Some boast a 0% APR, some have a rewards program, and others offer 0% balance transfers. But how do you know what credit card is best, and is there such a thing as having too many cards? Continue reading “Credit cards – can you have too many?”

Keeping up with Technology – the struggle is REAL!

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If you subscribe to our emails (you can sign up here), you’ve probably seen a lot of information over the past year about security updates, fraud alerts, and the ways in which Litchfield Bancorp is constantly making upgrades in order to better serve you and keep your information safe. It’s not an easy job to keep up with technology and its rapid pace, but it’s a necessity that we take very seriously here at the bank. Continue reading “Keeping up with Technology – the struggle is REAL!”

Young Financiers – Sharing your household budget with your children – it’s a win!

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Sharing your salary and spending habits with others has always been very taboo. But, is there ever a time to let the proverbial cat out of the bag and share that information with your children? We say – Absolutely! While we don’t recommend sitting down with your 5-year-old and trying to explain the family budget, we do think once they hit their pre-teens is a good time. Continue reading “Young Financiers – Sharing your household budget with your children – it’s a win!”

Keeping your company data safe with a mobile workforce

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Technology has transformed the lives of millions of office workers, creating “work from anywhere” opportunities that provide flexibility, productivity gains, and increased happiness among the ranks. Continue reading “Keeping your company data safe with a mobile workforce”

Young financiers in the making need to know about ID theft

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As our digital economy grows, consumers are paying a heavy burden in costs associated with identity theft and credit/debit card fraud. According to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million consumers were victims of these crimes in 2016, up 16% from 2015. Continue reading “Young financiers in the making need to know about ID theft”