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.

Cut High Cable Bills

Watching television can be a great way to kick back and relax. But if you’re a cable TV customer and overpaying for services, that relaxation can quickly turn to stress once you receive a high monthly bill. You do, however, have the power to reduce or even eliminate your bill. Here are some ways to […]

The Secret to Saving Money

We always hear saving money is important, but why? It may be to realize the plans we have for our lives — to own a home or pay for our child’s education in the future. Or maybe it’s to gain greater control of the unplanned things of today, such as emergency medical expenses or car […]

Practical Advice for Those Heading to College

When you want something in life, it’s best to have a plan for how you will get it. Everyone wants a life of financial security—the ability to save and invest so that your money is working for you in a way that enables you to fulfill your life’s goals. To achieve financial security, you need […]

Kasasa Accounts Explained

Credit cards are often associated with rewards, but some checking accounts offer them, too. Some 300 U.S. financial institutions, including Main Street Bank, offer Kasasa accounts, which provide returns above the national rate along with various perks. Here’s an overview of how they work and what to know about getting one. What is Kasasa? Kasasa, a […]

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Cashier’s Check 101: When You Need One and How to Get It

If you’re about to make a major purchase such as a new home or car, and you plan to use a significant amount of your own money, you’ll probably be asked to pay with a cashier’s check. If this process is new to you, here’s what you need to know. What is a cashier’s check? […]

Make Over Your Mortgage

Hardwood floors. Sleek new appliances. Back yard landscaping. If you own a home, chances are you have a pretty good idea about the steps you can take to improve it. But did you realize you can freshen and improve another aspect of your home? You can make over your mortgage by refinancing. There are some […]

7 Money-Savings Tips for Teens

Most teenagers probably won’t leap at the prospect of learning about personal finance on their own. That’s why it’s important to take the time to teach them smart money management. To get the conversation started, here are seven topics worth discussing to help your teen avoid costly financial missteps in the future. Encourage your teen […]

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6 Ways to Save More Money in the New Year

Even if saving has never been your thing and money is tight, the coming of a new year is an opportunity to change old financial habits. Here are some ways to become a more efficient saver. 1. Budget Budgeting helps you organize your finances so you have money left over to save each month. It […]

Steps to Opening a Small Business

It takes more than a great idea and entrepreneurial spirit to be your own boss. But if you follow the right path, that dream can be within reach. Here’s what you need to do to start a small business. Create your business plan A solid business plan helps you organize your ideas and attract potential […]

How Debit Card Fraud Happens and How to Avoid It

For many people, debit cards are the perfect plastic. They offer most of the conveniences of credit cards with no risk of accumulating debt. But like credit cards, debit cards are vulnerable to rip-off artists. And debit card fraud is particularly scary because thieves can withdraw money directly from your checking account. Here’s how debit […]

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