Build a better money plan with our Financial Wellness Workshops

Town & Country is committed to helping our members and neighbors in the community build better lives and reach their financial goals. We provide tools and programs to empower people to better understand their money. With our Financial Wellness Workshops, you can build a plan to take you from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow.  View our entire library of past Financial Wellness Workshops here.

Lending Solutions for Today’s Housing Market

Over the past year, home sales in Maine have dropped while prices have surged. According to MaineBiz, Maine home sales have dropped by 17.3% from a year ago and while prices rose nearly 21.5% with numbers even higher in the greater Portland area.

With a low inventory of homes for sale today, and interest rates on the rise, you may be wondering what you should do about this crazy time in the housing market. Every day at Town & Country, members are asking:

“If I sell my house now, what can I afford to buy?”

“How do I compete with out-of-state buyers with cash?”

“If I refinance my house, can I still save some money?”

“If I want to remodel and stay put, what are my best options?”

On Wednesday, May 11th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Town & Country is hosting a conversation (panel discussion) with several of our mortgage and consumer lending experts to answer these questions and others you may have about home financing in today’s volatile market.

In this session, we’ll look at current trends in Maine’s housing market, explore home financing options, what you can do to get prepared if you want to sell or buy in the months ahead, discuss refinancing options, cashing out equity in your home to remodel or to purchase a second property, realistic turn-around times for appraisals and much more.

Town & Country Federal Credit Union Panelists:

• Lisa Bellefleur, Vice President, Mortgage Lending (NMLS#473292)

• Chelsea Torrey, Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS#1618414)

• Shannon Segars, Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS#1414185)

• Samantha Wadhams, Saco Branch Manager

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Discover 30 EASY Frugal Living Habits with Kate Kaden

With the cost of just about everything going up these days, chances are your budget is feeling the squeeze and are wondering how you can make your dollars go further. Thinking more frugally could be the key to this short-term challenge as well as to long-term financial freedom. 

Frugal thinking isn’t just about scrimping or stretching a dollar. Frugal living can save you money now and pay huge dividends over time. Lowering your expenses today so you can save more and take advantage of interest gains tomorrow could be the leg up your future self needs to pay cash for a car, make a down payment on a home, go on that dream vacation, or send a kid to college. 

Wondering where to start? Join us on June 14th for an hour with Kate Kaden, Maine’s champion of frugal living, for a lively and interactive discussion where you’ll learn 30 valuable tips and strategies to help you live more frugally and get the most from your money. 

 Speaker: Kate Kaden is a Mainer all about making frugal living fun. Each week since 2019, Kate has taken to social media to share her stories and experiences with the goal of helping people save more money and enjoy frugal and simple living. Today, Kate has over 30,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel alone where she has posted more than 350 videos chock full of uplifting, practical and relatable ideas to help her followers live the kind of life they dream of and reach their long-term goals. In recent months, Kate has teamed up with Town & Country to bring our social media followers weekly Frugal Friday video messages with tips to help them get their budgets on track and to save more money.

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