10 Steps in Your NJ Homebuying Process
Buying your first home in New Jersey can be overwhelming. But if you break it down into simple steps, you can feel much more confident and focus on the excitement of the process rather than the stress of it. Here’s what you can expect when buying a home in NJ.
15- vs. 30-year Mortgages Explained
When preparing to buy a home in New Jersey or refinance your NJ mortgage, the most common question we hear at Peapack-Gladstone Bank is, “Which is better, a 15- or 30-year mortgage?” The answer is very individualized, as there are pros and cons to both. Here’s what you need to know when considering a 15-year mortgage or a 30-year mortgage in New Jersey.
Avoiding Online Scams in the Digital Age
At Peapack-Gladstone Bank, protecting your money and personal information is a top priority. That’s why we’ve outlined how to spot the latest online scams and how you can protect yourself with these internet safety tips.
Bad Credit Score? Here’s How to Fix It
Having poor credit can be stressful. Especially if you are applying for a mortgage, auto loan or other big purchase. Before you can fix any problem, you need to determine the root cause.
Business Financing Tips for Women Entrepreneurs in New Jersey
To help NJ women in business finance their companies, here are some helpful resources from Peapack-Gladstone Bank, as well as funding options available to female entrepreneurs in New Jersey.
NJ College Planning and Saving Options
Here are two words to describe college tuition: very expensive. Here’s one word that describes when to start saving for your child’s education: yesterday.
Common Financial Terms Every Adult Needs to Know
When it comes time to buy a car or house, plan for retirement or prepare for another major financial event, understanding the complex terminology can be overwhelming.
Growing Your NJ Small Business
As a proud small-business owner, you’ve established your company, taken the time to build your finances and discovered what has worked and what has not. Now, you are ready to move onto the next phase of small business ownership: business expansion and growing your profitability.
NJ Homebuying Checklist and Tips
Whether you’re looking to get out of the rental market, grow your family or upgrade your space, Peapack-Gladstone Bank can help you navigate the process.
How Credit Scores are Calculated
If you’ve applied for a car loan or a mortgage lately, you’ve probably heard someone mention your credit score. It’s also likely you’ve read articles or blog posts about how to improve your score.
How to Boost Online Banking Security
Many Peapack-Gladstone Bank customers prefer to take care of their routine banking needs through online banking or mobile banking. From checking your account balance to depositing checks, online banking provides convenient, round-the-clock access to everyday banking needs.
How to Create a Simple Budget
If you’re like most people, you work hard for your money. While much of that income goes toward meeting your obligations—housing, food, cars, insurance—it’s nice to have a little extra for the finer things in life.
How to Get Prequalified and Pre-Approved for a NJ Home Loan
Before you start shopping for a new home or make an offer on a house, it’s smart to get prequalified or pre-approved for a home loan. Not all mortgage lenders require you to go through the prequalification process, and some people opt to skip this step. Prequalification is in your best interest, however, as it helps show sellers you’re an attractive and qualified buyer.
How to Teach Your Child the Value of Money
Teaching financial literacy will not only give your children an appreciation for what you provide, it will also help develop a baseline for a successful financial future. Here are some simple money lessons for both children and teens from Peapack-Gladstone Bank to help your kids grow up into financially responsible adults.
Identity Theft & Fraud on the Rise: How to Protect Yourself
Identity theft and fraud can be devastating, and these crimes have become more widespread over the past few years. If a criminal gains access to your personal or financial information, your accounts and good name can be ruined, along with your peace of mind.
Comparing Small Business Loan Programs Backed by the SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was founded as an independent federal government agency to help American businesses get started, compete, and thrive by helping business owners access funding.