Will Your Retirement Savings Withstand Health Problems?

You’ve worked hard to build your retirement nest egg, and the last thing you need is a wrench in your plans. You might wonder how a job loss or savings shortage could impact your ability to make your savings last in retirement. But the biggest wild card may actually be (more…)

Look Beyond Past Performance

Are you thinking about adding to your portfolio or changing your lineup of investments? It’s wise to look under the hood and make sure you know what you’re getting before choosing an investment. Reviewing a fund’s past performance provides a snapshot, which is a good place to start, but it’s (more…)

Holiday spending snapshot

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Setting a budget for how much you want to spend can help you avoid financial headaches after the holidays. Most people plan a budget for holiday shopping, but how many stick to their budget? Source: NerdWallet’s 2017 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report   Boost (more…)

Estate Planning With Your Parents

A Difficult, But Important Conversation Money is a taboo subject in many families, which makes it more difficult to talk with your aging parents about financial planning. But as seniors live longer and face the possibility of physical and mental disabilities that could limit their decision-making and independence, it’s vital (more…)

Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Executives

  Seaside National Bank & Trust is proud of our Board of Directors and Regional Advisory Board members for being recognized as one of Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Executives.   (more…)

Fast Facts about Digital Currency

Do you know what bitcoin is? Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that can be used to make virtual payments anywhere in the world. Bitcoin is maintained by a decentralized network of computers that track all bitcoin transactions, unlike traditional payment networks that are run by a credit card (more…)

Investing for Retirement: Why Taxes Matter

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made sweeping changes to federal income taxes and corporate tax rates — but what does it mean for your retirement accounts? The tax benefits of retirement accounts such as 401(k)s and IRAs are mostly unchanged by the new tax plan. That means (more…)

529 Plans: Not Just for Higher Education Anymore

If you’re looking for a way to invest for your child’s or grandchild’s education, you may want to take a closer look at investing in a 529 savings plan. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act modified the Internal Revenue Code, expanding the use of 529 plans from being used only (more…)

How Much Debt Is Normal At My Age?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by student loans or credit card debt? If so, you’re not alone. Consumers of all ages are carrying debt and it’s hampering people’s ability to reach certain financial goals such as buying a home and saving for retirement. Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce (more…)

Hurricane Supply Checklist

It’s that time again! Are you ready? (more…)