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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Choosing a Credit Card Right for You
A credit card, used responsibly, can help us establish good credit habits and boost our credit score. It can also be a convenient way to shop, help us out in an emergency, and even provide extra savings through...
12 Steps to Building Good Credit
You have probably heard that having “good credit” is important and the higher your credit score the better, but why does it matter? Good credit and a strong credit score can influence many financial decisions. Your credit score...