Library Reading Program

Main Street Bank is excited to share our reading program, in partnership with local libraries in our communities. We’re promoting books and savings with a program that encourages and rewards children for reading, and gives back to the libraries at the same time. How does it work? When a child reads 10 books during the … read more »

When to Refinance a Student Loan

You don’t have to be an economics major to understand the financial burden student loan debt has placed on American students. According to studentloanhero.com, some 44 million people in the United States have student loans, accounting for $1.5 trillion in debt. What’s more, the average student loan debt for graduates of the Class of 2017 was $39,400 … read more »

Start Building Wealth In Your 20’s

Start Building Wealth In Your 20’s There are so many things to love about being in your 20’s; you have ample time to explore new and exciting career opportunities, and to build independence. You also have valuable time to do something that will be very important when you get older — build your wealth. Here … read more »

5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables

5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables (FDIC Consumer News) 1. Think about what should or should not be kept in a bank’s safe deposit box. Good candidates include originals of key documents, such as birth certificates, property deeds, car titles, and U.S. Savings Bonds that haven’t been converted … read more »

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Renting vs. Buying a Home: Things to Think About

Renting vs. Buying a Home: Things to Think About (FDIC Consumer News) With housing prices still low in many areas and a favorable mortgage-rate environment, people who don’t own their home may be thinking about buying instead of renting. Here are points to consider: Why Rent? Freedom to move: If you unexpectedly need to find … read more »

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Smart (Phone) Ways to Simplify your Life

Smart (Phone) Ways to Simplify your Life You know it can help you take and make phone calls, access email, take pictures, surf the Web, get driving directions, and even play your favorite music. But are you aware of just how smart your smart phone really is? Today’s smart phones have features and apps available … read more »

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How to Be a Money Smart Graduate Student

  Whether you’ll be pursuing a master’s degree in English literature or a Ph.D. in chemical engineering this fall, life as a graduate student likely will require a good deal of thriftiness. But that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to a steady diet of instant noodles and cereal for the foreseeable future. Here’s … read more »

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How to Save Money on Vacation Costs

Looking to leave behind the worries of work and responsibilities of home this summer? A fun and relaxing vacation getaway can provide the perfect opportunity to refresh and recharge your batteries. But with summer the most popular time for vacation, affording a quality vacation can be a challenge. Rest assured, there are some steps you … read more »

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Should You Lease or Buy a Car?

It’s no secret that shopping for a car involves making many choices — from the color, to the style, to the features and accessories. There’s another choice to consider when you are in the market for a car — whether to lease or buy. Once available primarily for luxury vehicles, leasing is now available for … read more »

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Planning Your Summer Vacation

As the days get longer and the weather continues to warm, thoughts turn to the anticipation of making summer memories. Summer and vacation are synonymous, but ensuring those memories are positive requires a bit of advance planning. Read on for some ideas for creating a unique vacation tailored to your interests. Activities Decide WHAT you … read more »

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