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Vacation Home Tax Considerations

The last recession took a toll on the value of vacation homes. The National Association of Realtors reports that, from the end of 2007 through 2012, when primary homes were dropping in value by...

Phased Retirement: The New Way to Rightsize Your Career

Working later life is on the rise, which is creating challenges for employers. Phased retirement is a growing trend that's showing promise. Is it right for you? Let's take a look.

When a 15-year Mortgage is the Right Way to Go

Why is a 30-year mortgage the standard? For many homebuyers, it's due to affordability. Monthly payments are lower on longer-term loans. But for some, a 15-year is a great fit. Let's take a look...

Security Enhancements for UBT

It’s a pretty big year for UBT. While we are celebrating 100 years, we are also making big plans for how to continue to serve you in the future. We are excited to show you what we have been working on

IRS simplifies procedure for obtaining extension to make portability election

An estate now has additional time to make a portability election without filing a ruling request. The IRS has also simplified the procedure.

UBT Partners With Propelr to Help Non-Profits

UBT announced an exclusive partnership with Propelr to help raise funds for area non-profit organizations. When a customer uses their UBT debit card at participating merchants, a donation is made.

June 2017 Investment Update

The U.S. economy continues to expand at a steady pace, albeit a slow one. The overall employment picture continues to improve, with employers adding 138,000 jobs in May 2017.

Investment Overview: 2nd Quarter 2017

The U.S. economy continues to expand at a steady pace, albeit a slow one. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2017.

Why Not to Live Within Your Means

We often hear the advice “Live within your means”, and we think of it as sound, prudent advice. However, there are certain situations which that advice becomes not only irrelevant, but problematic.

What's Your Risk Tolerance and Why Does It Matter?

Understanding your risk tolerance is one of the most important aspects of investing and something that takes a fair amount of “soul searching”. However, attempting to invest without that knowledge…is

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