Monthly Archives: June 2019

How to Pay Off Student Debt as Quickly as Possible

Graduating college can seem daunting. Especially when you have tens of thousands – or even hundreds of thousands – of dollars in debt waiting for you to repay. You’re not alone. According to the US Department of Education, the average student debt in 2018 was $33,310 and 2.7 million borrowers in…
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How to Take the Battle Out of Talking Money with Your Spouse

Yes, the well-known Beatles mantra, “all you need is love” sounds wonderful. Those of us in the work force, however, know that money helps out a little… you know, with affording food, shelter, and other basic requirements to live. Money is one of the most highly dreaded discussions in a relationship.…
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The Humane Society of Washington County

Patriot team members recently visited The Humane Society of Washington County, Hagerstown, to meet staff and “Nova”, a 6-year old Pit Bull Terrier. Patriot is a $250 sponsor of their 14th Annual Hawaiian-themed “LuHowl” fundraising auction on Saturday, June 15th from 5 pm to 9 pm at Historic…
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Patriot’s Relay for Life Team

Patriot’s team raised more than $4,000 for cancer research and patient care programs in our community. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Chambersburg celebrated the efforts of community volunteers and the ongoing fight against cancer at ceremonies on June 7 and 8 at Norlo Park,…
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Why You Should Talk About Retirement in Your 20’s

“Retirement? Why talk about retirement? I’m in my 20’s – it’s still 40+ years away! I have student loans and credit card debt to pay off. Maybe after that.” Does that mindset sound familiar? Is retirement the furthest thing from your mind right now as you’re starting…
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Love Your Area but Not Your Home? Remodel!

Have you considered moving because your house is outdated, too small, or just not what you need anymore? If this idea is hard to fathom because you love your location and don’t want to relocate, remodeling is a great option. Reasons to Remodel The National Association of Realtors reported that after…
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Home Buying Process Timeline: How to Prepare

There are lots of benefits to owning a home, including putting money towards something that you own, rather than a property that you rent from someone else. If you’re thinking about buying a home and are wondering how long the process takes and when you should start planning, researching is a good…
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