Managing your finances can feel complicated.  At Skowhegan Savings, our team are experts in the field, so if you're looking to stay on top of your finances check out our Straight Talk: Financial Insights.  Content that covers some of the most frequently asked questions, by people just like you!

Personal Finances

Tips on how to budget for the holiday season

While it's easy to get caught up in the festive spirit of the holiday season, it's important to approach this time of year with a solid budget in mind. A little planning can go a long way in ensuring your celebrations are both memorable and financially manageable. Here are some tips to help you navigate holiday budgeting.

September 22, 2023

HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Understanding the Key Differences

July 7, 2023

How to begin planning for your camp or vacation home purchase

June 23, 2023

How to plan for unexpected expenses

March 1, 2023

How to avoid third party solicitation after applying for a mortgage

February 24, 2023

How to save money for your child(ren)s future

January 1, 2023

Is a Bi-Weekly mortgage right for you?

October 10, 2022

Avoid becoming a victim of wire fraud

September 30, 2022

Tips on how to establish good credit

September 1, 2022

May 10, 2022

July 30, 2022

July 1, 2022

May 19, 2022

April 5, 2022

Business Finances

What you need to know about commercial equipment financing for your business

A commercial equipment loan can be used by a business to purchase or lease new or used equipment needed to run your business. You may qualify to finance up to 100% of the purchase price depending on the value of the equipment, your financial history, and your credit score. 

January 1, 2023

How you can protect your business from wire fraud

October 7, 2022

Consider the benefits of having a Line of Credit (LOC) for your small business

June 24, 2022

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Makers of the USA and Skowhegan Savings are excited to kick off a mini-series called "Becoming a Maker" that shares the origin stories of makers from Madison to Portland, Maine. Join us to hear the incredible journeys of these makers - as we dive into their history, challenges overcome, and passion for their craft. 

Chart Metalworks

Founded in 2008 CHART Metalworks has been capturing memories and beautiful moments through charts and maps, or really any design you're envisioning through jewelry, home decor, and much more. Each piece is individually designed and made to order in their workshop located in the heart of downtown Portland. Their workshop flows with hands-on artistry at every step of their process. From the design to poor to engraving to polish, the team of four makes sure each step and each piece is as unique as their customer. Kristan got to speak with Janice Sears who is the owner of the small business and not only has she continued the growth of it, but also made some new and fun changes to grow it even further. Tune in to learn more about where CHART Metalworks is today under Janice's direction, what new products they have lined up, and much more.

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