Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is an ideal time to make positive changes in your life. Set yourself up for success by following these proven tips for keeping your resolutions. Set realistic goals Rather than resolving to lose 20 pounds, set a goal to lose two pounds a month. Achieving success in small steps is the motivation … read more »

Deposit Insurance Protects Your Money

Main Street Bank is a member of both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). The DIF is a private, industry-sponsored insurance fund that insures all deposits above FDIC limits at our member banks. The FDIC insures each depositor up to at least $250,000. All deposits above the FDIC insurance … read more »

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 »

April is National Financial Literacy Month

April is national Financial Literacy Month, and the state of Massachusetts is also celebrating Financial Capability Month! What does this mean? We’re sharing tools, educational resources, and our expertise on how you can save for your goals, use banking products and services to manage your money, and build your money smart skills. We’re promoting financial … read more »

What to Know about a Certificate of Deposit

Commonly referred to as CDs in the banking world, Certificates of Deposit are not a disk that plays music or stores information. A CD in this case refers to a type of savings account that, in general, pays a higher rate of interest. We’ll get into that more in a moment. CDs provide a safe and … read more »

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3 Common Money Worries and How to Fix Them

What keeps you up at night? If it’s worries about your finances, you’re not alone. According to a poll by creditcards.com, approximately 65% of Americans stay up at night worrying about money. So what specifically is causing their nighttime terrors? Here are three of the most common worries and some proven remedies for putting them … read more »

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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 »

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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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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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