Advice Center

5 Benefits of Switching to Paperless Statements

Paperless statements are a great way to stay organized, cut the clutter and help the environment. View your statements when you want them on your computer or in the Bell Bank mobile app. And if you need a hard copy – just print it. It’s that easy.

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Mortgage Q&A: What Is My Escrow, and Why Did It Go Up?

An escrow account is a special account your lender maintains to pay for things like your homeowner’s insurance and property taxes.

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How Do I Start Saving For My Child's College Education?

For many, saving for college is a major financial goal. You may want to consider investing in a 529 college savings plan.

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Should I Still Meet With An Advisor If I Use Online Calculators?

Preparing for retirement might be your ultimate goal, but it’s not the end of your financial planning journey.

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Unpacked: “Smart Dollar” Takeaways for Financial Health

At Bell, we’re passionate about financial well-being – not only for our customers, but employees, too. That’s why we decided to offer Dave Ramsey’s Smart Dollar program to our staff.

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How Much Can Waiting Really Cost?

While it might not seem like a lot, when interest rates go up by just 1 percent, the cost of a home can rise by tens of thousands of dollars.

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Why Do I Need to Continue Meeting with a Financial Advisor After I've Retired?

Preparing for retirement might be your ultimate goal, but it’s not the end of your financial planning journey.

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Retirement Savings Checkpoints

This Retirement Savings Checkpoints chart from J. P. Morgan Asset Management can help you figure out if you’re saving enough for retirement.

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Skipping Your Investment Review Not Worth the Risks

The biggest gamble is potentially missing out on an opportunity to make adjustments if your financial strategy no longer aligns with your goals.

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How to Send (Personalized) Popmoney!

With Popmoney you can send a monetary gift with a sincere, personalized message to your loved ones in just 5 minutes.

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Solidify Your Financial Plan in 5 Steps – and Just 60 Minutes

A 60-minute review with Bell is all it takes to get started. Here’s how it works.

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Is Your Debt Healthy or Unhealthy?

Debt has become a bit of a 4-letter word when it comes to financial planning, but not all debt is created equal.

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Critical Steps to Securing a Small-Business Loan

If you’re thinking about starting or purchasing a business, planning is paramount to securing a small-business loan.

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Mortgage 101: Why Pre-Approval is Your First Step

Follow this guideline for an easy road to pre-approval.

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