APRIL 2021
Inspire Kids to Get Smart About Money
April is financial literacy month! Have you been teaching your kids healthy money habits? A Parents, Kids, & Money Survey conducted by T. Rowe Price found that parents who discussed financial topics with their kids were more likely (61% vs 41%) to have kids who say they are smart about money. We've compiled a list of ABA Foundation recommended books for kids to get inspired about money.
Gain Insight Into Personal Finance
Sometimes, nothing beats an old-fashioned book when it comes to learning about a specific topic. In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we'd like to share these personal finance books if you want to dig into a money mindset or financial philosophy. 
Marine Bank Partnership Provides PPP Assistance to Underserved Businesses
When the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) would be available, Marine Bank recognized that the underserved businesses, those in low-income communities, were not applying for their fair share of the much-needed stimulus.

To ensure that low-income businesses had access to the stimulus, Marine Bank partnered with The Florida SBDC at Indian River State College (IRSC) to provide outreach to the businesses of Gifford, Florida, an area with a poverty rate of 27.5%. Learn more 
5 Questions to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home

With record low interest rates in the housing market, you may be considering buying a home. Before jumping into the market, it is extremely important for consumers to consider the costs involved and budget accordingly to ensure they’re able to meet all of their financial obligations. Here are five questions to consider before beginning your home search.
Marine Bank Adds Renowned Community Banker to Its Board of Directors
Marine Bank & Trust is proud to announce that notable community banker Hal Roberts has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Roberts is the former president of Port St. Lucie National Bank, Enterprise National Bank, and Harbor Federal. He also served as the north-central market president for PNC. As president and CEO of Harbor Community Bank, Roberts was instrumental in growing the bank to 46 branch locations in 19 Florida counties with assets of $1.9 billion before it was sold to CenterState Bank in 2017. In 2019, he retired as Treasure Coast regional president of CenterState Bank. Learn more