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Talking to Your Partner About Money

Blog April 19, 2021 by Idea Vault Blog

Talk Often A great way to reduce the stress of talking about money is to discuss things frequently with your partner. Don’t wait for a financial crisis to talk! Some couples find it best to schedule regular discussions about money—say, every Sunday afternoon—while others take a more casual approach…

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Financial Literacy Part 2: Providing Financial Education in Meaningful and Effective Ways

Podcast April 13, 2021 by Regional Pulse Podcast

Laurel Sykes, Executive Vice President, Compliance and Risk Manager at American Riviera Bank, continues our two-part series on financial literacy with special guests Robb Schiff, longtime educator and AVID Coordinator with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Chelsea Duffy, Executive Director…

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Financial Literacy Part 1: Learning Challenges During the Pandemic

Podcast April 13, 2021 by Regional Pulse Podcast

Laurel Sykes, Executive Vice President, Compliance and Risk Manager at American Riviera Bank, facilitates a two-part series on financial literacy with special guests Robb Schiff, longtime educator and AVID Coordinator with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Chelsea Duffy, Executive Director…

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ARB Clients Successful in obtaining $65 million in PPP Loan Forgiveness To-date!

Blog April 13, 2021 by Laurel Sykes

While many clients have successfully obtained loan forgiveness, others have waited to apply until the SBA began accepting the new forgiveness applications, which included additional covered expenses, and a new streamlined application for loans of up to $150,000, in accordance with the Paycheck Prot…

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Teaching Children About Money

Blog April 12, 2021 by Idea Vault Blog

The Three-Jar AllowanceTo learn how to manage money, children need some money to manage. Typically, this money comes from from an allowance or from doing small jobs for friends and neighbors. As a first step, you'll have to decide how much the allowance should be and whether it should be linked to…

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What is Financial Literacy?

Blog April 5, 2021 by Idea Vault Blog

Make it Real Teaching financial literacy doesn’t have to be a formalized lesson for your family. Experience is often the best teacher. You can give your children that experience by involving them in what you’re doing in a way that makes sense for their age. For example, a trip to the grocery store…

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Keeping the Arts Alive During a Pandemic: Santa Barbara's Historic Lobero Theatre

Podcast April 5, 2021 by Regional Pulse Podcast

Jeff Devine, President and CEO of American Riviera Bank, sits down with David Asbell and Brandon Mowery of Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre to discuss the historic theatre and the what the future may look like as things begin to open up both locally and globally. The mission of the Lobero Theatre Fou…

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American Riviera Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! Local Winner Selected as National Finalist

News item March 18, 2021 by American Riviera Bank

Wong is one of eight students selected to compete for several awards, including a $5,000 grand prize. The finalists will face off in a bracket-style tournament hosted on ABA’s Instagram page from March 23 to 25. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video to make it to the ne…

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A Unique Approach to Affordable and Sustainable Eating: Teaching Kids to Cook

Podcast March 9, 2021 by Regional Pulse Podcast

Michelle Martinich, Chief Financial Officer, sits down with Nancy Martz, Executive Director of Apples to Zucchini Cooking School, to learn about her nonprofit initiative to tackle hunger on the Central Coast one child at a time, by providing the tools kids need to prepare delicious, nutritious, aff…

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SBA Issues New Interim Final Rule Revising PPP Loan Calculation for Self-Employed Individuals

Blog March 4, 2021 by Laurel Sykes

They have also updated their Frequently Asked Questions to include new provisions authorized by the Economic Aid Act, which was passed into law earlier this year. The new IFR includes a revised loan calculation formula for Form 1040, Schedule C. This new formula gives Sole Proprietors, Independent…

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