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Charitable giving: how it affects you financially as well as personally

The holiday season is just around the corner and many charitable organizations are in desperate need of donations to help provide the vital services needed in the community. You are most often inundated with a number of charitable requests towards the…

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Getting a jump on January tax season

From pandemic-related stimulus payments to job losses and furloughs, for many taxpayers, next spring's tax season may be more complex than usual. With the end of 2020 rapidly approaching, you should take some time to review your tax situation and make…

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End of Year (EOY) deadlines checklist

2020 has been one of the most unprecedented years in recent history, but some things—like tax contributions and retirement deadlines—don't change much, if at all. And with the uncertainty surrounding just about everything, meeting these deadlines and…

Personal Banking Insights

Organizing your financial life in 2021

There’s no doubt about it. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the financial lives of Americans throughout 2020.

In fact, you don’t have to look very far to find proof. According to a recent

Lending Insights

How a home equity credit line works

A home equity credit line, often called a HECL or HELOC, is a revolving line of credit that is secured by a lien placed against your home. Often, customers ask how a HECL differs from its sister, the home equity loan. When you get a HECL, you are…

Business Banking Insights

Five steps to close the year strong

The coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses all over the world – some hindered, some helped – but nevertheless affected in some way.

As 2020 winds down, that’s a sobering fact to consider. But it can also provide motivation to conduct a…

Webster Investments Insights

One tax shift most people miss in retirement

See if you can spot the flaw in this couple's plan:

A husband and wife are retiring next month at age 62, with an equal amount saved in retirement and non-retirement accounts (let's call it $500,000 each).

Like most, over their…