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Top 5 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Establishing an estate plan is the best way to ensure that you and your loved ones will be provided for according to your wishes at the end of your life. Whether it’s preparing for end-of-life care or assigning beneficiaries, a comprehensive estate plan is the best way for you to rest easily knowing that your…

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10 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Are you thinking about buying your first home? Congratulations! The home-buying journey can be exciting, but it can also be stressful, especially if you don’t have faith in what you’re doing. Rightfully so – making a mistake now can cost you well into the future. You should be confident in your decisions so you can…

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How To Start Saving Money as a Teenager

There are many reasons to start saving money as a teenager. Whether you’re looking to purchase your first car, pay for college, or a gap-year adventure, the most important part of saving as a teen is getting started. Make this your new motto: It’s never too early to start saving. The earlier you start earning…

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How to Talk to Your Family About Your Estate Plan

A lot of families have a hard time talking about big topics – especially those involving finances like estate planning. However, it’s important that your family members understand what you have planned for the future, and what their roles are now and in the future.  Trusts are a useful tool for estate planning for many…

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Opening a CD Account: Pros & Cons

Are you considering opening a CD Account? An FDIC-insured Certificate of Deposit, or CD Account, is a type of savings account with a fixed interest rate, a fixed term length, and a fixed date of withdrawal known as the maturity date. A CD with a good rate can play an important role in your overall…

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Why Choose A Mutual Savings Bank

There are many reasons why you might choose a mutual savings bank over a stock bank. Stock-held banks outnumber mutual savings banks, and by and large are what most people imagine when they think of a bank, but mutual savings banks provide many of the same services with a customer-centric ethos. The Difference Between Stock-Held…

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How Piscataqua Savings Bank Became A B Corp

The process of becoming a B Corp involves lengthy documentation, anonymous employee feedback, and a 200 question certification process with all data verified by the B Lab, a non-profit organization which created, and awards, the B corporation certification for for-profit organizations. If you’re not familiar with the moniker, think of it like a Fair Trade…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces New Corporators, Recognizes Long-Term Employees At Annual Meeting

June 2020—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation via Zoom. Thirty-four Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees, and four senior officers were in attendance. Two new corporators were elected for their upcoming fiscal year, they are Amy Ferris, owner of Life Simple Solutions and Curtis Springer, who is retired…

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ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Be The Change ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CORPORATION President’s Message Rick Wallis, President/CEO It’s been quite the year since the vote to become a certified B Corporation in May of 2019. We have seen many of the benefits of becoming a B Corporation come to fruition. I’ve had opportunities to speak with several potential new…

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Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING RELIEF PROGRAM Overview The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $35 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to support families or individuals in need of housing assistance as a result of COVID-19. Of the allocated $35 million, $20 million will be initially expended, with $15 million…

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