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Where Should I Buy My Blooms?

Spring has indeed sprung in New Hampshire and the Franklin Savings Bank team couldn’t be happier about it. That’s why we decided to share a few of our favorite local nurseries, each one an ideal destination for flowers, plants, and all the essentials you need to start and nurture your garden this spring.

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Escape the Winter Doldrums!

Escape the Winter Doldrums!

Beat the blues this winter with Franklin Savings Bank’s suggestions for outside-the-box outings, featuring some of NH’s historic museums and theaters.

2022: Time for a Fresh Financial Start!

2022: Time for a Fresh Financial Start!

Now that we have turned the calendar to 2022, many of us are determined to make (and keep) resolutions aimed at self-improvement. Some popular resolutions include weight loss, less screen time and phone reliance, more time spent reading, and of course, improved financial health.

Beware! The Grinch may be disguised as a QR code this season.

Beware! The Grinch may be disguised as a QR code this season.

Whether you’re out and about holiday shopping or shopping online, be mindful to keep your personally identifiable information (PII) safe. Scammers know this is the perfect opportunity to be a Grinch and steal the holiday cheer of unsuspecting shoppers – while cashing in big-time. Online shopping poses a potential threat from cyber thieves who are poised to steal PII.

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Where Should I Buy My Blooms?

Spring has indeed sprung in New Hampshire and the Franklin Savings Bank team couldn’t be happier about it. That’s why we decided to share a few of our favorite local nurseries, each one an ideal destination for flowers, plants, and all the essentials you need to start and nurture your garden this spring.

Escape the Winter Doldrums!

Beat the blues this winter with Franklin Savings Bank’s suggestions for outside-the-box outings, featuring some of NH’s historic museums and theaters.

Celebrating the Season of Giving by Sharing our Sweetest Recipes

In honor of the season of giving, our team decided to share a few of our sweetest recipes.

Security

Beware! The Grinch may be disguised as a QR code this season.

Whether you’re out and about holiday shopping or shopping online, be mindful to keep your personally identifiable information (PII) safe. Scammers know this is the perfect opportunity to be a Grinch and steal the holiday cheer of unsuspecting shoppers – while cashing in big-time. Online shopping poses a potential threat from cyber thieves who are poised to steal PII.

Why is Cyber Security a Problem?

The more you understand the tools and schemes hackers use to access your personal information, the more you will be able to protect yourself from cyberattacks!

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we want to provide our seniors and their family members and caregivers with tips to guard against financial exploitation. Roughly 20 percent of older Americans fall prey to financial exploitation losing on average $120,000, or $3 billion every year, according to a study from the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Community

Make Your Charitable Donation Go Further

Yes, it’s the season of giving and our team at Franklin Savings Bank absolutely believes in giving back to our community. That’s why we want to help our customers ensure that any charitable donation they might make will actually go where it’s intended.

Ode to New Hampshire’s Orchards

The fall season in New Hampshire means the opportunity to visit some incredible local orchards.

Should You Sign Up for a CSA?

With summer in full swing, many New Englanders are eager to visit their local farm stand for the season’s freshest produce. Did you know you can take your support for local farmers a step further by signing up for a CSA?

Homeowner

The Concept of Construction Lending

After a while, the inability to find and purchase an existing home can inspire some homebuyers to call off the search and start building their own from scratch. These situations make the case for construction lending. If this story sounds familiar and you’re considering buying your home, rather than purchasing one that is already built, read on to learn about construction lending and whether it’s the right route to homeownership for you.

Ready, Set, Sell Your Home!

Whether you are ready to get rid of it or are struggling with emotional attachment, selling a home can be stressful. We are here to help alleviate any anxiety by providing you with three simple suggestions on selling your home to ensure a seamless selling process. 

Tips for Becoming a Homeowner

Are you ready to make homeownership a reality in 2021? We have some tips to help prepare you for purchasing your first home.

Money Matters

What’s the difference between a Bank & a Credit Union?

Banks and credit unions; where you see one you’re sure to find the other. The challenge is understanding what sets them apart. They both offer loans and deposit products, so what makes them different?

Deciding to Retire Shouldn’t be Scary

Just because deciding to retire shouldn’t be scary doesn’t mean it isn’t.

Understanding the Difference between Pensions & 401Ks

As if planning for retirement wasn’t stressful enough, there is a need to understand the difference between a pension and a 401(k) plan. The importance of recognizing the distinctions between the two is important as pensions aren’t as ubiquitous as they used to be; however, some companies do offer them as part of their employee benefits package.

Financial Tips

Financial Literacy is Key to Effective Money Management for Teens

Having the knowledge about how to best manage your money is just the start. When young adults practice proper money management techniques early, they’re more inclined to make effective financial decisions throughout life.

Benefits to a Health Savings Account (HSA)

Heath Savings Accounts or HSAs are a convenient way to pay for medical expenses if you are enrolled in a high-deductible health insurance plan. Learn more about some of the tax advantages to owning an HSA.

2022: Time for a Fresh Financial Start!

Now that we have turned the calendar to 2022, many of us are determined to make (and keep) resolutions aimed at self-improvement. Some popular resolutions include weight loss, less screen time and phone reliance, more time spent reading, and of course, improved financial health.

Switching Banks

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