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Tips For Smart, Safe Holiday Shopping


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

 What to Expect When You're Applying for a Mortgage


As part of the home-buying 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....Read More

The Smarter Way to Budget


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?


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


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


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


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

HCC Rare Coin Event - October 3


On October 3rd from 9:00am-4:00pm, SSB Bank will be hosting HCC Rare Coins for a day of free coin appraisals! Bring in your rare coins, uncleaned, to find out how much they are worth!No appointments are necessary to get your coins appraised. If you get here and there is a short wait, we will have beverages and some sweet treats to keep you satisfied!As if getting a free coin appraisal isn't cool...Read More

What Makes SSB Bank More Enticing Than the Rest?


Comparing banks can be as stressful as switching lanes right after the Fort Pitt Tunnel - how do you know which one you should be in? But if you know what you're looking for, choosing the right bank can be as easy-breezy as an afternoon at the Point.Here's what you need to know about how SSB Bank stacks up!We're Interested in YouAs a community bank, we take pride in the getting to know our...Read More

Pittsburgh Charities We Love to Support


September 5 is National Charity Day. Below, we are highlighting some of the fantastic Pittsburgh-based charities and organizations SSB Bank has worked with over the years.Participating in our community is an honor and privilege, but it's also our responsibility. As a local community bank, we believe in our communities and in the power of giving back. As individuals, we want to live in...Read More

Bookbag Giveaway and Northland Public Library's 50th Anniversary


Over the past few weeks, SSB's employees and customers have been gathering school supplies. The collected pens, notebooks, crayons, pencils, and craft supplies were used to fill bookbags that were then provided to local school children.The supplies we collected were able to fill all of the bookbags. Additionally, the bookbags were gone in an hour! There was a great turnout and lots of happy kids...Read More

Taking an Interest in Community Organizations


Pittsburgh is brimming with amazing organizations. These community groups have a variety of focuses, including arts and culture, youth advocacy, health and wellness, social justice, animal rights, and more.SSB Bank recognizes the importance of these groups in making Pittsburgh a better place for all of our neighbors and communities. We provide sponsorship or support to organizations who share SSB...Read More

What Startups Mean to Pittsburgh


Today, on National Startup Day, SSB Bank wants to acknowledge the exciting and innovative new businesses in Western PA. 2017 was a record year for our local startup scene, with over $687 million in investment. 2018 is likely to end even higher."Small businesses and startups power the undercurrents of any city, helping bring new ideas and talent into the community," says Andy Chan, CEO of med-tech...Read More

ICBA and SSB Bank Offer Travel Safety Tips


Whether your travels take you across the globe or across state lines, SSB Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) remind consumers to plan carefully to keep their money safe and summer vacations on track.Most financial experts advise limiting the use of cash and paying with a debit or credit card for major purchases. That’s because credit and debit cards come with additional...Read More

SSB Supports Book Bag Giveaway in Northside


On August 11th, SSB will support a great cause in its Northside neighborhood- a Book Bag Giveaway!Local Northside resident, Brandon Cherry, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Outreach Program, organized his first annual Book Bag Giveaway as a way to give back to the Northside and Pittsburgh communities. So far, Brandon has collected 350 book bags and is now collecting school supplies to fill the book...Read More