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…)

Ransomware’s Greatest Adversary: Employee Cyber Awareness

Security Series #5 – November 2016 (Original Content Provided By Maura Wiese, Vice President and Underwriting Manager, Cyber & Technology, XL Catlin) RANSOMWARE It’s every organization’s nightmare: something is intentionally preventing an employee from using its computer system normally. Whether access to the operating system is blocked, files are encrypted (more…)

A Closer Look at Exchange-Traded Funds

The popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has mushroomed in recent years. From year-end 2005 through year-end 2014, ETFs issued $1.4 trillion in net new shares.* An estimated 5.2 million U.S. households held ETFs in mid-2014. Like a mutual fund, an exchange-traded fund is a basket of securities. Most ETFs are (more…)

100 Years Young
The Secrets of Centenarians

How would you like to blow out 100 birthday candles? More than 84,000 people living in the U.S. today have reached that mark, and the number of centenarians (100-year-olds) is expected to increase to 580,000 by 2040.* You may assume that your parents’ or grandparents’ longevity determines your own likelihood (more…)

Clearing Up 529 Plan Confusion

As college costs continue to rise, many parents and grandparents are being proactive about setting aside money to help finance their child or grandchild’s education. One tax-advantaged vehicle for college savings is the 529 savings plan. While 529 plans are gaining popularity, a lot of confusion remains about what these (more…)

Seaside Security: Two-Factor Authenication

Security Series #4 – October 2016 TUNE UP PASSWORD PROTECTION WITH TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION Phones, computers, and appliances all store vital information. Passwords are one of the first steps to protecting that information — digital keys to our online kingdoms. You can make login information more secure by pairing the password (more…)