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NBSB’s Tips for Researching a Neighborhood Before You Buy

When looking for a home, you may hear the importance of “location, location, location” and while it includes factors like, commute, school district, and access to stores and amenities, the most important part of a location is the community. Buying a home in a neighborhood without knowing the area and community can leave you with regrets. These great guidelines will […]

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NBSB’s Expert Tips for Saving For a Down Payment

Homeownership is a great goal and if you’re willing to put in the savings leg work, a very achievable one. While the traditional recommended amount for a down payment is 20% of the total cost of the home’s value, North Brookfield Savings Bank has a minimum 3% low down payment option to help those who have limited savings when buying […]

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North Brookfield Savings Bank’s Quick Guide to Closing Costs

Now that you have saved for your down payment you need to turn your sights to saving for closing costs, an additional expense that will be a part of your mortgage journey. Very often closing costs can be negotiated into the sales price of the home or to be paid by the seller. However, this is not always the case […]

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NBSB Shares the Importance of Setting and Keeping Financial Goals

Knowing what your financial goals are means you can start working to accomplish them. Discovering what those goals are is the very first step. Some will aim high wanting to achieve goals such as, complete financial independence or stability, buying a home, purchasing a car, starting a family, or to be able to retire. Goals like these are called long-term […]

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North Brookfield Savings Bank Announces Digital Banking Learning Lessons

Lessons focused on life-simplifying digital banking products As a part of their commitment to their core values, North Brookfield Savings Bank frequently offers educational resources and learning opportunities to empower customers and help them to ultimately have the best possible financial experience. The Bank recently announced their upcoming learning opportunity, Digital Banking Learning Lessons, in an effort to introduce and […]

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NBSB to Host Second Free “Medicare – Countdown to 65” Seminar, January 9

North Brookfield Savings Bank will be hosting their second FREE Medicare information seminar “Medicare – Countdown to 65” on Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 4pm at Hanna Devine’s, 91 Main Street in Ware. If you are over 60, this informative seminar will help you as you approach Medicare eligibility. Whether you are planning to retire or not, it is important to […]

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North Brookfield Savings Bank’s Great Ways to Start and Keep a Budget

It is more important than ever for families to develop a budget and stick to it. Rainy-day funds, savings for college, or just making your rent payment can all be made easier with a budget.   Here are some great ways to start and keep a budget:   Keep Track. Track every penny you spend for a month. Keep receipts […]

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North Brookfield Savings Bank’s 7 Suggestions to Improve Your Credit Score

A good credit score is an important requirement in many parts of life like renting an apartment, purchasing a car or home, or getting a loan for any reason. “Whether you’re renting or buying, your credit score is important,” said Frank Amato, Vice President of Retail Lending. “It is important for you to responsibly manage your debt levels and maintain good […]

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NBSB’s Advice for Starting and Building an Emergency Fund

Life can be unpredictable and it’s important to be prepared financially for when the unexpected happens. From car accidents and unforeseen repairs, emergency room and doctors’ visits, to becoming unemployed, these surprises can make your finances take a hit. With an emergency fund, you have the security and peace of mind knowing that you can afford what life throws at […]

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