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Moving? 7 Money Saving Tips

Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or just take advantage of the hot real estate market, your plans will likely need to include a move to your new home. Chances are you don’t want to spend more...

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10 Smart Money Saving Moves for Back-to-School

After months of remote and hybrid learning, most kids will be headed back to the classroom this fall. While this can be an exciting time, it can also put a strain on a family’s budget. A little planning...

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Refinancing Your Car Loan

This is a quick and painless way to shave dollars off your monthly bill and hundreds of dollars off your total interest paid. Plus, the entire process is easy and takes less than an hour. Ever thought about...

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8 Smart Post-Pandemic Money Moves

As we emerge from the pandemic many are feeling the “urge to splurge”. Spending for many is shifting from home delivery and streaming services to dining out, entertaining, travel and clothes other than sweatpants. As we transition to...

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Six Things to Consider When Choosing a Checking Account

A checking account is often the most important tool people use to manage their money day-to-day. It functions as a convenient hub for one’s personal finances – it is used to deposit a paycheck, pay bills, shop, withdraw...

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What is mortgage refinancing and how does it work?

Mortgage rates are still at lows, giving homeowners who haven’t already taken advantage of lower borrowing costs an extended opportunity to refinance. The mortgage refinancing process isn’t much different from what was involved when you first got your...

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Six Ways to Maximize Your Home’s Equity Now

Hardly a day goes by where we don’t see something in the news about the wild housing market here in Maine. Or hear stories about houses in our neighborhood that have sold in days for thousands over the...

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Want To Raise Money Savvy Kids?

Consider this something to put in the category of lifelong learning — rather than one-and-done — for the best results. I find that raising kids who are financially savvy is harder than it ever was. My mother may...

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10 Money Lessons the Coronavirus Has Taught Families

April is Youth Financial Education Month and a great time to discuss some of the money lessons learned and experienced during the past year of the Coronavirus with children. Many families have faced financial challenges this past year...

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Gift Card Scams

A Message for our valued members: Unfortunately, financial fraud and suspicious activity are a part of our world. This includes scams, phishing emails, and other schemes to solicit your sensitive data including account information. Recently, we have received...

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