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What Is A USDA Rural Development Home Loan?

The average home price in Michigan is currently about $232,380, up nearly 4% from th

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How To Start Saving For Retirement

As a new year dawns, we all find ourselves one year older as well. If you haven’t sta

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Holiday Budgeting Tips: 8 Ways to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Holiday spending is expected to grow by 3-4% this year, for a total of $966.6 billi


The Procrastinator's Guide to Holiday Savings

For many of us, November and December kick off a season...

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Things to Consider When Buying a Second Home

Choosing an ideal location is just one of the many things you’ll need to consider w

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Where to Buy a Vacation Home in Michigan: Top Lakeshore Destinations

Before purchasing a second home—especially if you hope to generate income as a renta

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Why Buy a Second Home in Michigan?

Maybe you’ve been coming to the shores of Lake Michigan for years and are finally r

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Can you spot a phishing scam?

The Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers...

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A Dose of Cybersecurity Measures: 10 Tips to Enhance Cybersecurity for Your Small Business

In today’s always-connected world, cybersecurity threats are top of mind...

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Student Loan Repayments Resume in October, Are You Ready?

As advocates for financial wellness, we want you to be prepared...

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Enjoy Your Weekend, but Send the Scammers Phishing Elsewhere

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the start of fall...

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Loan Origination Triggers: How to Stop Mortgage Loan Solicitations

You’ve researched your mortgage loan options, talked to a real estate agent...

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What is A Wealth Manager and Do I Need One?

The process of wealth management is all about making decisions...

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Simple Tips To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

More than one million cases of identity theft were reported in 2022...

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How Much Money Do I Need to Buy A House?

Buying your first home is a big milestone. It’s an exciting process, but...

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5 Ways to Be a Savvier Saver

Ensuring that you have enough money left over for saving—then following through...

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7 Financial Resolutions for A Successful New Year

After enjoying a restful holiday along the lake shore, it’s that time of year...

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How To Create A Budget And Stick With It

While the average pre-tax household income rose by 3.7% in 2021...

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Getting Your Small Business Ready for the Holidays

From Christmas markets to local merchants, get your small business ready...

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Online Shopping Safety Tips for the Holidays

The holiday shopping season is upon us and with that brings scammers...

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Working Behind the Screen: Meet Your Local PTM Staff

West Shore Bank’s PTM Personal Bankers are local, working right here...

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Banks Never Ask That

Can you spot a phishing scam? Danger lurks around every corner...

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Best Deals: 2nd Home Financing

Who hasn’t thought of owning a place they can visit to find nature...

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Learn More About West Shore Bank's Bridge Loan

In today’s unique real estate market, you may find yourself in a situation...


We are Making Changes to our Overdraft Fees!

At West Shore Bank, we understand budgets can be tight and mistakes happen...

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Helping the Environment with Digital Banking

Did you know that digital banking also helps the environment...

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Things To Consider When Choosing a Checking Account

If you’re looking for a new checking account, or a better option...

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West Shore Bank Receives Money Smarts Banking Award for Financial Literacy Education

West Shore Bank was named one of the top extraordinary banks...

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April is National Community Banking Month

In celebration of National Community Banking Month, we are bringing you...

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Spring Has Sprung and So Should Your Savings!

Now that Spring has arrived, it is the perfect time to clean out those cobwebs...

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Guard More Than Your Heart This Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, don't let your heart lead your wallet somewhere...

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5 Reasons to Use Your Digital Wallet

This fast and convenient way of spending...