Your Answers to Our Most Important Banking Features

We appreciate your recent responses to what banking features are most critical to you when choosing a bank. Your responses will help us make decisions going forward and inform us of where to invest our resources. We’re listening. Here are the top responses you gave us and what we’re doing to address the areas that … read more »

10 Financial Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

It’s been proven time and again; you don’t have to be a business school graduate to run and manage a successful business. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs have built their businesses on passion, talent, and of course, hard work. But if you do own a business, it’s important to understand some important financial terms … 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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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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Take a Closer Look at Mobile Banking

What’s new, how you can benefit, and how to protect yourself from security risks. With advances in technology, financial institutions are now increasingly providing customers the ability to use mobile phones for banking transactions and to pay for just about anything from a retail purchase to a restaurant bill you’re splitting with friends. “Mobile phones … read more »

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The Difference Between Debit, Credit, and Prepaid Cards

Many consumers use debit, credit and prepaid cards interchangeably to purchase goods and services. However, you should be aware that these three types of cards are quite different and that each card works differently. If you use a credit card, you are borrowing money that you must pay back, in addition to interest, if you … read more »

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4 Simple Steps to Enroll in e-Statements

We care about helping our customers just as much as you care about the environment! One easy way to save trees and time is to set up free e-Statements using Online Banking at Main Street Bank. To help make it easier for you, we put together a step-by-step guide for how you can enroll in … read more »

“Link-in” the Job You Want

How to leverage the power of the most powerful professional network: It may not be as fun as sharing silly memes on Facebook. Or posting pictures of your last vacation on Instagram. But, when it comes to helping you find a job, it’s one of the most useful social networking sites available today. It’s LinkedIn, … read more »

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