New Seafood Festival To Be Held In Mandeville Area!

June 30, 2013 by  
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THE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ISN’T CANCELLED AFTERALL!             After a 35 year run, the Mandeville Seafood Festival’s organizer said that the event would no longer be held. Many people were surprised and upset. I mean seafood is what Louisiana is all about and now after 35 YEARS our seafood fest is cancelled? Not anymore!! The seafood festival was […]

Come See Us At The Chamber EXPO

June 16, 2013 by  
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Be sure to stop by and visit our booth at the EXPO!       DATE:        Thursday June 20, 2013             TIME:        3 – 7 P.M        WHERE:   Lakeshore High School                               26301 Highway 1088                               Mandeville, Louisiana 70448  The expo is FREE and open to the public. It is a great opportunity to browse and learn more about the different businesses in our community!  There […]

Banking While In My Pajamas

May 30, 2013 by  
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We have all used the phrase TGIF (THANK GOODNESS IT’S FRIDAY) at least once. We all look forward to the weekend where we can sleep in and not have to get up early to go to work, but what about fighting the traffic to get to the bank before they close in order to make […]

Our Teenager Gets Her First Free Checking Account

March 20, 2013 by  
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Our teenage daughter recently got a weekend job (yay!), and she has started earning a few bucks to help her pay for the things that she wants. This is always good because a teenager can quickly bankrupt the parents at $20 a pop per event, friends birthday gifts, movies, pizza because just hanging out needs […]

The $40,000 Mistake and How To Avoid It

February 21, 2013 by  
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Have you ever given away over 40,000 dollars unintentionally? Most people I know haven’t even given that amount away on purpose. However, a hairstylist in Great Britain gave another person over 40,000 over the course of two years by accident! She thought she was putting the money in her husbands account but in fact she […]

What You Need to Know About the 2012 Tax Code

February 9, 2013 by  
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Let’s face it: tax preparation can be confusing. There are exactly 73,608 pages in the 2012 tax code. Aside from those who wrote it and financial scholars not too many people have the time to read all 73,608 pages of the tax code. That can make tax preparation pretty intimidating. Too complicate matters even more, […]

What Do People Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

February 1, 2013 by  
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What’s the normal go to gifts for Valentines Day? Flowers and candy. But is that what your Valentine really wants? In a recent study done by Money Talks, the reality was practically the opposite. Find out what’s on the Top 5 list of most wanted Valentines Day Gifts.

Cost of Eating Healthy to Rise

January 19, 2013 by  
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Several weeks into 2013, and several weeks into those New Year’s Resolutions. How are yours going for you? Remember, if you’ve made any resolutions in regards to your finances the team at First Castle want to help in any way that we can. That includes setting up a savings plan and refinancing high interest debt. […]

10 Ways to Fight Back Your $1,000 Payroll Tax Hike

January 10, 2013 by  
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Feel like your paycheck is getting smaller? You’re not imagining it: The two-year reduction that decreased the payroll taxes you pay from 6.2% to 4.2% of your salary were allowed to expire at the beginning of the year, which means that a family with a household income of $50,000 will now have about $1,000 less […]

New Year’s Resolutions

January 4, 2013 by  
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As we head into the New Year, many have already made New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a study shows that 45% of all Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution, and 34% of those resolutions are related to finances. And now the bad news: Only 8% are successful in reaching their New Year’s Resolutions. […]

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