SSB Bank News & Updates

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5 Reasons You Should Break Up with Your Bank

2/5/2019

Even though many of us find it hard to stick to our commitments - resolutions for the new year, gym memberships, healthy diets, etc. - you would be surprised how many of us stick with our financial institution even despite feeling unhappy or underwhelmed with the relationship.According to a survey that was conducted for Bankrate and MONEY in 2017, the average U.S. adult has used the same primary...Read More

Humans of SSB: Dan Turo, Turo Family Chiropractic

2/1/2019

One of Dan’s favorite quotes is, “When your vocation is your vacation, you never have to work a day in your life.” When you sit down and talk with him, you realize that he just “gets it”. He understands the importance of family, the impact of superior customer care and the value of reinvesting into the community in which he serves.Dan is the owner and sole Chiropractor at Turo Family Chiropractic...Read More

5 Tips to Lower Your Risk of Tax Identity Theft

1/30/2019

Did You Know?Tax Fraud is broadly defined as having your personal information stolen and used to commit tax-related identity-theft. This can include using your personal information to file a tax return in your name and collect the refund you had coming without your knowledge. Over the last few years, identity fraud has become an increasingly significant concern for consumers. Based on 2018...Read More

Avoiding Mortgage Pitfalls

1/29/2019

Our goal at SSB Bank is to help you navigate the home buying process with all the information you need, including the possible “bumps” in the road that could make the process more stressful. By outlining those pitfalls, we can help you to try and avoid them while you are looking for, or in the process of, purchasing a home. When you bank with us we want to make it a positive experience, which is...Read More

What You Need to Open a Bank Account 

1/17/2019

If you’re getting ready to take the leap and open a new account with SSB (or any other bank), coming prepared can save you time and a wasted trip. Whenever you open a new bank account, whether it’s savings or checking, there are several things you’ll need to be sure to bring.Things to Have with YouTo open a new account, all banks will need a few key items:A valid government-issued photo ID:...Read More

How to Prepare Financially for a New Pet 

12/5/2018

We’re big fans of adding furry members to the family! Last month, we hosted an Adopt-a-Pet event at our McCandless branch with Animal Friends to help some adorable little furballs find a home. Like any big decision, choosing to add a pet to the family works best when you take some time to plan ahead. The ASPCA estimates that the first year of pet ownership can come with $1,000 in costs! Before you...Read More

Trib Feature: "SSB Bank hosting 'shop for a cause' event"

11/30/2018

SSB Bank's upcoming "Shop For A Cause" event was recently featured on TribLive.com.SSB Bank will be hosting an event called Shop for a Cause: Ladies Night Out Benefiting HEARTH. We invite you to join us from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Foundry Table & Tap in the North Shore. Not only is the event a great opportunity to unwind and get some of your holiday shopping done, but it...Read More

Tips For Smart, Safe Holiday Shopping

11/26/2018

Give more, stress less: that's SSB's holiday motto. Here's how to make it your reality!If you're like most Americans, you'll be doing some online gift shopping. We've put together a list of tips to help you avoid holiday hassles. That leaves you more time, energy and money to enjoy the season!Figure out your budget.Always look at your budget before you shop. Your holiday gifts should come from...Read More

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement

11/19/2018

Sleeping in late, traveling as you please, no more performance reviews... what's not to love about the idea of retirement?For most people, retirement is the ultimate goal, but you're not alone if you don't know how, if, or when you'll be able to retire. Saving money to support your family through retirement can seem daunting, but as we always say, anything can be achieved if you make a plan!While...Read More

 What to Expect When You're Applying for a Mortgage

11/13/2018

As part of the homebuying process, your mortgage requires careful planning and consideration. If you know what to expect, it will be faster and easier than you may have imagined! Below is the checklist we developed to make the mortgage process run smoothly. At SSB Bank, we recognize that this is a daunting process, which is why we want our prospective borrowers to feel supported and prepared. Here...Read More

The Smarter Way to Budget

10/30/2018

As we wrap up Financial Planning Month, we want to shed some light on a word most people hate: budget.Many of us skate by without knowing how much money we're spending or where our money is going. Too many people think of a budget as a punishment, a hassle, or a diet (something temporary until you see results). A budget is not any of those things. It's a lifelong tool that sets you up for...Read More

Do You Need an Emergency Fund AND Rainy Day Savings?

10/16/2018

If you've been following along with October's Financial Planning Month theme, you've already taken a look at your finances and goals. You're thinking about saving up or investing to help reach life's big milestones - nice work!But - surprise! - unexpected expenses can pop up out of nowhere. You might get a flat tire. Your home might suffer water damage. You might face illness or unemployment....Read More

How to Avoid Financial Pitfalls and Plan for Success

10/1/2018

Although we believe your financial health should be a year-round focus, As Benjamin Franklin once said: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Failing to take a serious, strategic look at your finances now can leave you with serious problems later. Although it may seem like many of theses things are far down the road, they are a lot closer than you may think.Start by asking yourself...Read More

Our Interest in Pittsburgh

9/24/2018

We asked our employees… what’s the most #interesting thing about living in the Pittsburgh area? “I think Pittsburgh is interesting because, when you live here, you get a large city with a hometown feeling. There is nothing about Pittsburgh that is intimidating, the people are friendly, there is always something to do, and you feel like you are home.” – Pete Stires“Wherever I travel, when I tell...Read More

Let's Get Personal: Banking with SSB

9/17/2018

What you do with your money is personal. It's how you reach your goals, enjoy your time, and safeguard yourself and your loved ones. We love watching as our customers - our friends and neighbors - reach big personal achievements!Here are some of the personal goals we help our clients with every day.Planning for a Happy HolidayThe holiday season is a time filled with family and joy. With a little...Read More