From a checking account to a mortgage to planning retirement, there are as many phases of banking as there are in your lifetime! Don’t let it overwhelm you – that’s why we’re here. We can sort the short-term goals from the long-term planning out for you. In the meantime, if you’re looking for some background banking info, you’ve come to the right place! Our resource library has articles on all kinds of accounts and loans.

The Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

From building equity to giving you a chance to settle down and plant roots, homeownership comes with potential benefits that renting simply doesn’t offer. Among them are several tax advantages worth knowing about. Here’s a quick look at how to make the most of those tax deductions. DEDUCTING MORTGAGE INTEREST Unless you recently won the … read more »

Main Street Bank Recognized as a Top Provider of Technology in Banking Choice Awards

We’ve been recognized as a top provider of Technology in Middlesex County in the first annual Banking Choice Awards. The Banking Choice Awards – developed in conjunction with The Warren Group and Customer Experience Solutions – celebrates the many banks in Massachusetts that provide outstanding service to their customers based exclusively on customer feedback. The awards celebrate … 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 »

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card A “first” credit card can be exciting, tempting and intimidating. Credit cards are a great convenience, but they are also a huge borrowing responsibility. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you get your first credit card and begin to use it. Choosing a credit card … read more »

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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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Don’t Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams

Don’t Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams (FDIC Consumer News) Using a bank or a money transfer company to “wire” funds electronically is an easy and convenient way to send cash to someone. And when consumers wire money to people they know, the transaction typically takes place without a problem. But wiring money to strangers … read more »

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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7 Financial Tips for Business Owners

7 Financial Tips for Business Owners Personnel director…sales manager…head of operations…customer service manager…The list of roles and responsibilities can go on and on if you’re running your own business today. Though all these key roles are important, there is one that’s particularly critical to the short- and long-term success of your business — chief financial … read more »

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Protect Your Business from a Corporate Account Takeover

Running a successful business requires you to be knowledgeable about your industry, competition, and your customers. And in these advance technological times, you must be knowledgeable about another critical area—cyber threats to your business. Today, cyber thieves are constantly developing new ways to defraud businesses online. And it’s usually smaller businesses—those with less than 100 … read more »

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