Avoid Major Headaches When Naming Minors as Beneficiaries

Naming children as beneficiaries or contingent beneficiaries of an insurance policy, retirement account or payable-on-death account seems a natural way to provide for those you love. But special care must be taken to ensure that, should the children inherit as minors, the money provides for them in the way you (more…)

4 Reasons to Open a Taxable Investment Account

It’s true: Investing in tax-advantaged accounts can help you save. Maybe you use an IRA or 401(k) for retirement, a 529 plan for college and a health savings account (HSA) for health expenses. But does that mean you should shun investing in a taxable brokerage account? Not at all! While (more…)

Sun, Sand & Cybersecurity

School’s out and the beach and mountains are calling. It is that time of the year when so many of us pack our bags and hit the open road or head to the airport for a well-earned vacation. We may be ready to take a break from our normal lives, (more…)

Seaside Security: May 2017

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY ON-THE-GO HOLIDAY INN PARENT CONFIRMS DATA BREACH AT NEARLY 1,200 HOTELS InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has confirmed that front desk payment terminals in at least 1,181 hotel locations nationwide were breached last fall. Malware that successfully stole payment card data was detected between Sept. 29, 2016, (more…)

These Music Legends Didn't Have a Will

These Music Legends Didn’t Have a Will. Do You?

Music legends Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley died without a will or estate plan in place, setting off family drama over their estates. According to the American Bar Association, they’re not alone — it’s estimated that 55 percent of Americans die without a will or estate plan in place. (more…)

Prevent Lifestyle Creep

Prevent Lifestyle Creep

Congratulations on your raise! Now you can afford to buy that thing you’ve always wanted. And make that upgrade. And subscribe to — wait. What happened to your raise? Well, it succumbed to “lifestyle creep,” a habit of spending more as you earn more, to the point that you end (more…)

Online Banking

Busting the Myths of Online and Mobile Banking

Over half of all U.S. adults use online banking services.* Are your concerns about banking online stopping you from joining in? You may be surprised to learn it’s more secure than ever and virtually anything that can be done in-person can now be done, well, virtually. Take a moment to (more…)

New tax scams to watch out for in 2017

Security Series #7 – February 2017 IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR, YOU CAN AVOID BECOMING A THIEF’S NEXT VICTIM. Tax season is right around the corner, and unfortunately, a surge in tax scams is likely to come with it. Tax scams can take many different forms, but (more…)

Seaside Launches New Website

    Seaside National Bank & Trust is excited to announce the launch of its completely redesigned website at seasidebank.com. Visitors to the site will find a clean, classic design in our familiar coastal color palette. Organized, streamlined and automatically adaptive to any screen size, the site houses everything you (more…)