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Whether you have questions about your money today, are dealing with an unexpected challenge, or planning your next financial goal, Town & Country’s Blog offers information and ideas to help answer your questions or inspire your next step.

  • Budget: Put your money to work with income, spending and savings plans to help reach your financial goals.
  • Borrow: Tips to help you make the best possible decisions when it comes to borrowing, managing debt, your credit score and more.
  • Home: Information about all things that create your ideal home including buying, renting, decorating, moving and more.
  • Protect: Information to help you guard your hard-earned money and financial life.
  • Relationships: Ideas to make the most of your money in every phase of your life with the people who matter most

Money Saving Moves for Back-to-School

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for families, but it can also put a strain on the household budget. And this year, thanks to mounting inflation and rising consumer prices, Americans can expect back-to-school...

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Home Equity Loans Become a Popular Alternative with Rising Mortgage Rates

Homeowners who have purchased in the last year or two might be looking at their situation right now and feeling pretty lucky: They bought before interest rates skyrocketed, and some are sitting on significant home equity. If you're...

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Be Ready for Heating Season by Preparing Now

Rising inflation has put a strain on most everyone’s budget. With the cost of just about everything on the rise, including heating fuel, people are making changes to their budgets to make ends meet. While we are enjoying...

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10 Home Improvements that Pay Off

If your home is feeling dated or in need of repair, now may be the time to plan for some improvements and upgrades. Whether you simply want to make your space more functional and enjoyable for you and...

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Top 5 Estate Planning Moves to Take Now

If there is one thing the Coronavirus taught us, it is the importance of being prepared financially for the unexpected. While we do not face a pandemic very often, we will inevitably experience unforeseen illness, injuries and ultimately...

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Seven Tips to Adjust your Budget for Inflation

Today, inflation is the highest it has been in over four decades at 8.5% (2% is a healthy inflation rate) and Mainers budgets are feeling the strain. With prices on the rise for food, gas, housing and many...

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Mortgage Application Checklist

One of the most tedious parts of home buying is gathering the documents you will need for the application but prepping beforehand makes this task much easier. The documents required for a mortgage application can be categorized into...

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Working with a Mortgage Lender

Applying for a mortgage is a big undertaking. Most lenders require you to complete a mortgage application—a comprehensive financial statement. The information you provide on your mortgage application determines whether you qualify for a loan and how much...

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5 Places to Tighten your Budget if your Spending Habits Have Changed.

2020 changed so much about how we spend and save. It’s time to tighten these five areas of your budget as we cruise on into a New Year. Since March of 2020, recent college graduate Emily Shutman says...

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​10 Tips to Help You Save Money at the Pump

Chances are, filling your gas tank has become a frustrating and expensive experience as you watch the counter flip past $40, then $50, or more. With the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline well over...

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