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Bike Maine with Barry – Day 2

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 Today’s ride was a 54-mile trek from Old Orchard to Bridgton. We woke up to the sun and 55-degree temperatures, which was a treat considering the wind and rain that occurred the night before. We started out on relatively flat terrain, but about two-thirds of the way into our ride we approached… Read more »

Bike Maine with Barry – Day 1

Over the next seven days, Barry Towle, VP Security Officer, will be representing Norway Savings Bank and putting in some serious miles on his bike with Bike Maine! Barry will be sharing updates with us each day so we can all vicariously experience everything that Bike Maine and the towns they visit have to offer. Be sure… Read more »

Back-to-School…Back to Debt?

Going back to school suggests it is the end of summer and the beginning of school supply sales, material lists from new teachers and classes, and long lines at school supply stores.  Children disappointed by the finish of their summer vacation are encouraged with the purchase of new clothes, books and occasionally, treats and impulse… Read more »

Get Back into the Groove

It’s that time of year — time to get back into the groove of going to class, doing homework and trying to manage a part-time job for some. What it also means is no more extra cash — every penny counts when you’re in college, right? Let’s take a look at some tips to help you… Read more »

5 Tips for Reducing College Costs

Nine in ten parents believe that college is a worthwhile investment. While this statistic from Sallie Mae’s How America Saves for College 2015 report shows that the value placed on higher education is nearly universal, a staggering 84% of parents are also willing to stretch themselves financially in order to make college possible for their children. “Better… Read more »

Going on a Trip? Follow Some Simple Safety Tips Before You Leave

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, there are many things you can do to make your travel experience more enjoyable. Preparation is the key to enjoying your time away from home, no matter what the circumstances may be. Before you leave, ask a neighbor or friend to collect your mail and newspapers. Also,… Read more »

6 Financial Traps New College Graduates Should Avoid

As college students across the nation graduate and start their careers, financial responsibility should be a top priority. College graduates can make their future even brighter with an early focus on sound financial planning. Establishing a solid financial foundation now will go a long way toward a prosperous future. New college graduates should avoid the… Read more »

Buying Your First Home: What to Expect

Buying your first home is a daunting task. Committing all or most of your life savings, and signing up for a mortgage might be the largest and longest financial obligation you’ll ever have and that is intimidating. However, if you know what to look for and what to avoid, you can bring a level of… Read more »

Spotlight on Portland Yacht Services

Phin Sprague, president of Portland Yacht Services, has been a commercial client of Norway Savings Bank for 15 years. Portland Yacht Services performs a variety of services on boats, both small and large. It is a diverse business that employs technicians with high levels of expertise. In early 2013, Phin sold his property at 58… Read more »

Your Budget, Your Way

Budgeting can either make or break your financial stability. Financial mistakes occur from time-to-time, so it is important to know how to reduce your chances of making them and having a solid budget will help you maintain your financial freedom. Let’s take a look at five critical tips to follow to stay on the right… Read more »