Money Savings Tips & Tricks

Saving money doesn't have to mean giving up everything you love.

At North Country Savings Bank, we understand that saving money can be difficult. However, we also know that it is possible and it doesn't mean giving up the things that make you happy. In fact, we have some incredible ideas to share about how to "have your cake and eat it too".

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Saving money isn't easy at any age, but saving money in your twenties can seem downright impossible. Invitations for fun nights out with friends are tough to pass up, meal delivery service is convenient with busy work schedules, and paying rent is a dreaded monthly occurrence.

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College is an exciting, but stressful time. Whether you stayed close to home or ventured across the country, learning how to manage your finances is likely something you're still figuring out. Putting your finances in order now can put you in a better position when you graduate.

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Saving should be part of everyone's financial plan, whether you need to set aside funds for a new car, a tropical vacation, or building an emergency fund. By making some small changes to your everyday life, you can easily reach your financial goals.

piggy banks for summer savings

Summer is traditionally a time to let loose and enjoy carefree evenings and fun-filled weekends. Unfortunately, the nicer weather can be hard on finances. Between family vacations and weekly fun, summer expenses tend to add up quickly and create a dent in your hard-earned savings.

beach chairs by the ocean during Spring Break

Ah, Spring Break. The phrase brings to mind thoughts of the beach, late nights, friends, and way too much sun exposure! The winters are long and cold in Upstate NY.

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Planning for the Unexpected: Finding a New Job in the Age of COVID

It goes without saying that the last few months have brought unprecedented changes for all of us. Shutdowns, quarantine, job loss or loss of income, have given every working man and woman in America a lot to figure out.

Mother and child putting money in a piggy bank

Financial responsibility doesn't come naturally. It's something that has to be learned, or even better, taught from a young age. Luckily, there is a lot you can do to help set your children up for long-term financial success – and North Country Savings Bank is here to help!

2019 savings plan

The New Year is right around the corner, and with it comes a new financial you! As you write your list of goals for 2019, take money into consideration. While a new year isn't always a clean slate, it is an opportunity to make positive changes – changes that will help you make and save more.

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You're ready to start a new chapter of your life, one in which you take charge of your own finances. Whether you're headed off to college or to your first professional career, managing money responsibly is important.

sunglasses in sand with Scrabble letters spelling summer

Summer is fast approaching – a carefree season filled with cookouts, vacations, and outdoor fun. While the long, sunny days put us all at ease, increased seasonal spending can lead to undue stress. Summer doesn't need to be expensive to be fun, though!