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7 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

An important step to finding a home, whether you’re renting or buying, is ensuring that you have a good credit history. Norway Savings Bank suggests the following tips to improve your credit score:  Request a copy of your credit score report – and make sure it is correct. Your credit report illustrates your credit performance, and… Read more »

5 Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home

Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Norway Savings Bank suggests considering the following questions when choosing your own home. 1. How much money do you have saved up? Start with an evaluation of your financial health. Figure out how much money you have for a down payment… Read more »

Securely Disposing of Your Mobile Device

Did you get a new phone recently? Our phones hold more personal information than we may be aware of and simply deleting data is not enough! Click here to read this helpful newsletter from the SANS Institute before you dispose of your mobile device.

Reflections on 2016: Norway Savings Bank 150th Anniversary

As 2016 comes to a close, I’d like to share with you reflections from one of the most significant milestone years in the history of Norway Savings Bank. Think back…all the way back to 1866, that’s when Norway Savings Bank was originally chartered…right after the Civil War by fourteen men who shared a vision. They… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen: Week End Re-cap

Bike Maine – Day 6: Thursday night was so cold! I wore everything possible and still shivered! It didn’t take long for the sun to warm us up as we headed out of Lubec High School… Today was the longest ride of the week covering 73.1 miles with elevation gain of 4,092 feet! Our first… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen – Days 4 & 5

Welcome to Eastport! To recap Wednesday – our day off: It was a beautiful morning in Eastport, I walked seven miles exploring several museums and art exhibits. The Senior Center served the best crab rolls for lunch. We had a delicious grilled salmon dinner followed by music from Celtic Schmeltic – (we even witnessed a wedding!) then… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen – Day 3

I’ve decided some Tuesday’s are better than others….today was a gem! Started the day at 8:00 am heading inland and passed by Machias Elementary and Elm Street schools and all of the children were cheering us on as we rode by – seriously welled up for a minute…then up, up, UP we rode – expressing… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen – Day 2

Today’s ride was a 56.2-mile trek from Jonesport to Machias. We started out heading across the bridge to Beals and then began peddling to the east, hugging tightly to the coast northward until crossing the Chandler River.  Once we arrived in Jonesboro, we continued on to the Roque Bluffs State Park, a beautiful remote location… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen – Day 1

Over the next seven days, Karen Hakala, SVP of Marketing, will be representing Norway Savings Bank and putting in some serious miles on her bike with Bike Maine! 354 miles to be exact! Karen will be sharing updates with us each day so we can all vicariously experience everything that Bike Maine and the coast of Maine… Read more »

7 Tips to Avoid Online Fraud

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cyber crime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014, consumers lost more than $800 million from scams initiated through the web. Here are seven tips to help consumers protect themselves from online fraud. “The Internet has become one of the most popular tools used… Read more »