Business of the Month: Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors

Waddell & Reed has helped millions of Americans for more than seven decades by developing customized financial plans to help them achieve their financial and personal goals. Their philosophy is clear and simple: investing with a plan. Each financial advisor has direct access to their management team as well as an array of the most highly competitive products and services, making it easy for them to help you build your own financial plan.


The Top 5 Most Expensive Mistakes in Car Repairs

There’s no doubt about it – cars (and car repairs) can be expensive. After all, we need good reliable automobiles to help us get from Point A to Point B, which means that we need to take good care of our cars to make them last in the long run (and save us money, too). Some repairs and expenses, however, can easily be avoided.

Are you guilty of these 5 expensive mistakes?


4 Great Reasons Why You Should Use Auto Bill Payment

We’re always looking for ways to save time in our busy days, especially when it comes to mundane chores like paying the bills. Luckily, there’s a way to help free up some of your time while making sure that your bills are paid on time – auto bill pay!


Business of the Month Blog: Granada Cyclery

Granada Cyclery has been owned and operated by Ken Blackwood for over 30 years. It all started in 1978 when he purchased the bicycle shop’s first location on Fifth Street. They stayed at their first location until 1982 when the location became too small for their growing business. They moved one more time before finding their next location which they were at for 15 years. During those 15 years they opened two other locations, one on Olive and another in O’Fallon. In 2005 however, they decided to consolidate the shops and thus purchased and built their current location in Saint Peters, MO. Here they plan to stay and grow the cycling interest in their community!


6 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Financial House

Spring is finally here, and for many, that means increasing temperatures and an influx of new greenery. When spring does finally come, many people take the opportunity to clean house and get rid of all the dust, dirt, and clutter that typically accumulates during the winter and holiday season. Just like your home, your finances could also use a good annual scrub-down and reevaluation.

Here are 6 ways you can spring clean your financial house and save some serious cash.


7 Popular Places You Can Easily Find Coupons and Save Money!

Let’s face it – we all like to save money, and getting groceries is no exception! Using coupons can help you save 30 to 50% on your grocery bills, and these days it’s easier than ever to find coupons, thanks to the Internet.

Check out these 7 popular places you can find coupons today!


Reliance Bank’s Business of the Month – Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company

Serving much of the Saint Louis area, the Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company provides a wide range of excellent services. Whether it’s outdoor plumbing or a drain cleaning, they’ve got you covered. They also offer installation services on a variety of fixtures, including bathroom and kitchen sinks, curbless showers, steam baths, and tankless water heaters. This place does it all!


Reliance Bank Breaks Ground in Personalized Service With Revolutionary NCR Video Teller Technology

ST. LOUIS – Reliance Bank, a subsidiary of Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTCPK: RLBS), has recently introduced a new approach to personalized service with the latest technology from NCR (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. Reliance is the first bank to implement NCR Interactive Teller in the St. Louis area. Built on sleek, modern hardware with an interactive touchscreen, this new software allows a live teller to take remote control of an ATM to assist customers with up to 95 percent of transactions typically completed by tellers inside a branch.


6 Big Factors That Affect Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage Loan

When it comes to mortgage loans, there are many factors that lenders will take into consideration. If you're in the hunt for a loan, you'll want to make sure that you do your research before you approach the lender regarding a loan.

Improve your chances of getting a loan by paying very close attention to these 6 factors! Doing so will ensure that you keep your credit from being tarnished.


4 Ways You Can Say Good-Bye to Your Student Loans Quickly

One huge obstacle preventing young adults from saving and investing their money is the burden of paying off college loans. These loans weigh down graduates and prevent them from saving up for the things that really matter or seizing new financial opportunities, at least until the debt is resolved. In 2012, the average outstanding student loan balance was $24,301. Approximately 10% of borrowers owed more than $58,000, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


10 Crucial Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know

Buying a home for the first time is no doubt an exciting time in one's life, especially if you've been dreaming of having your own place for a while. However, buying a home can also be pretty confusing, especially if you haven't done your homework and know what to expect.

To help you begin the process of purchasing your first home, we've put together 10 essential things that every first-time buyer should definitely know.


5 Essential Tips to Help You Prepare for a Potential Layoff

Most of us don’t expect to be laid off our jobs, but for those who have been through it, it tends to come when you least expect it. No matter how much you try to prepare, it can be easy to slip into a panic and start making rash financial decisions. In order to keep your finances safe, you need to have a game plan.


5 Easy Ways to Save for Your Summer Vacation Right Now!

After a seemingly long winter, spring is just about here! As we wait for the grass to turn green and the flowers to flourish in our yards once again, now is a great time to begin thinking about and saving for summer vacation.

Not sure where to start? Here are 5 ways you can start saving for your summer vacation right now!


5 Spring Break Destinations That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break is just around the corner, and you deserve a vacation! Even so, most people don’t have the money set aside to enjoy an extravagant vacation. Never fear! You really can enjoy a getaway without worrying about spending too much. We’ve got 5 great vacation spots that won’t break the bank!

So, what kind of trip are you looking for?


Reliance Bank To Hold Grand Opening Ceremony For New Branch in The Grove

ST. LOUIS –Reliance Bank, a subsidiary of Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTCPK: RLBS), recently completed extensive renovation to the historic building located at 4301 Manchester Avenue. This is Reliance Bank’s first full-service branch located in the City of St. Louis and offers a complete range of banking products and services to The Grove and surrounding neighborhoods.

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