CHICAGO, March 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- To help everyone save their green this St. Patrick's Day, BMO Harris Bank reminds everyone that they don't have to have the "luck of the Irish" to have sound financial advice.
BMO Harris Bank recently launched a website to help users better manage their money and learn ways to improve their financial standing. The Helpful Steps® website – www.bmoharris.com/helpfulsteps – is a simple yet powerful tool to help people arrive at a better place financially. The website focuses on arming users with resources and information related to saving money, reducing and eliminating debt, preparing for unexpected costs, and increasing awareness of their financial status.
"While some people may prefer to catch a leprechaun and secure their pot of gold, financial security takes time, preparation and hard work," said Mike Lewis, Regional President BMO Harris Bank. "BMO Harris wants to help them meet their financial goals without the help of fairytale characters, which is why we launched this educational resource."
The site features tools, calculators and advice on money management subjects ranging from meeting savings goals to getting out of debt and preparing for the future. Among other things, BMO Harris makes these recommendations:
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 650 branches and approximately 1,350 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank℠ is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS# 401025.
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