Buying a Fixer Upper: What You Need To Know

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With inventory in the housing market low, you may be considering buying a fixer upper rather than a move-in-ready home. You may also decide that a major renovation project on your existing home is best if you haven’t found the right fixer upper to purchase. Sandy Spring Bank has many options and can guide you through the process while saving you time and money. First, let’s look at some key things you should consider before deciding which path to take.

Looking to Buy a Second Home?

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As remote and hybrid work environments have become the norm, more homeowners are harnessing that flexibility and thinking about purchasing a second home.

Ways to Protect Yourself

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It is important to us to help you keep your information safe. Here are some easy ways for you to protect yourself.

Types of Fraud

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There’s no denying that fraudsters have created sophisticated ways to scam individuals out of their money, but learning about the different types of fraud and being able to spot them are the first steps to protecting yourself. Credential theft...

What to Do if You Suspect Fraud

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If you believe you may be a victim of fraud, unauthorized or suspicious activity on your accounts, the key is to report it as quickly as possible. We recommend taking the following steps.

Safe Treasury Management Tips

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Every business wants to prevent fraud and financial crime. These days, cyber criminals are becoming smarter and savvier seemingly every day. Safely managing business cash flow can seem like a daunting challenge. But with the right knowledge and tools...

Protecting Your Business from Fraud

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Protecting Your Business Cybersecurity has been a concern for businesses since the dawn of the internet. But as each year passes, new and increasingly complex threats reveal themselves, and businesses must pivot to adjust to the ever-evolving...

Top Tips to Ensure the Security of Your Account Information Online

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Avoid Clicking Suspicious Links and Emails Do not click on unsolicited pop-ups. Do not open unsolicited or unknown email, and use caution when clicking on links or opening email attachments. Install Anti-Virus Software Install personal firewall &...

Starting a Small Business

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You’ve made the decision to start your own business. You’ve built a solid team, written a strong business plan, and now you’re ready to fund your business. It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all financial solution. How you finance your business will depend on your industry, your personal financial situation, and your business goals. Here are tips to help you choose the funding option that’s right for you.

Starting a Small Business

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Part 1: Tips for Writing a Business Plan That Works Whether you’re launching your own small business or purchasing an existing one, a well-written business plan is critical to your success. Not only does it define clear goals, but it also outlines...