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Marissa Scott — 
Home Ownership

Understanding the Basics of Home Equity

Home equity can be used for many things: from funding home improvements to helping you consolidate debt. Learn how you may be able to tap into your home equity.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

5 Tips to Help Your Business Reduce Energy Bills

Small changes can add up over time – helping your cash flow as well as the environment. Here are some tips to make a commitment to energy efficiency in your business.

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Marissa Scott — 
Home Ownership

How to Save on Heating Bills This Fall

By focusing on energy efficiency now, you can help keep your home warm as colder weather approaches without wreaking havoc on your wallet.

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Marissa Scott — 
Credit

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

Let’s face it – having debt is naturally perceived as being negative. However, some debt can be beneficial for your finances. Take a closer look at the two kinds of debt.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

4 Accounting Formulas Every Business Owner Should Know

Being familiar with basic accounting formulas and knowing how to calculate them will allow you to better track the financial health of your company. 

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Marissa Scott — 
Loans

Having a Co-Signer on a Loan

Before asking someone to cosign a loan with you, there are several things that both you and your potential co-signer should consider.

BankFive Employees at Watuppa Rowing Center
BankFive — 
News

5 for Good: Nonprofit Rowing Center Teaches Sport, Life Lessons

WCVB's 5 for Good programming covered a story on the Watuppa Rowing Center and the positive impact they've had in Fall River.

BankFive check presentation to EforAll
BankFive — 
News

Southcoast Almanac: EforAll South Coast & BankFive: A Great Pair

BankFive's partnership with EforAll Southcoast is covered by Southcoast Almanac. 

Christina Johnk
BankFive — 
News

BankFive names Christina Johnk SVP, Director of Human Resources

Christina Johnk named SVP, Director of Human Resources at BankFive.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

5 Tips for Purchasing Business Software and Tools

In today’s tech-driven world, there is an app or program for just about any business need and in most cases, multiple options for the same solution.

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Marissa Scott — 
Money Management

Tips to Better Manage Your Finances

Here are some ways to get started with money management, and some tips for identifying when it might be time to hire a financial expert.

Samia Walker, Anne Tangen
BankFive — 
News

Supporting Female Entrepreneurship Must be a Means to COVID Recovery

Banker & Tradesman recently featured an Op-Ed written by Anne Tangen and Samia Walker, Executive Director of EforAll South Coast.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

6 Tips for Work-Life Balance as a Small Business Owner

Running your own business takes hard work and dedication. Here are some suggestions to help you strike a balance between your business and your personal life.

BankFive — 
News

Boston Business Journal Announces the State's Most Charitable Companies

BankFive named an honoree in The Boston Business Journal's 2022 Corporate Citizenship Award.

BankFive President & CEO, Anne Tangen
BankFive — 
News

5 Minutes With ... Anne Tangen, President and CEO of BankFive

The Boston Business Journal recently profiled BankFive President and CEO, Anne Tangen. 

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Marissa Scott — 
Budgeting

4 Tips for Handling Multiple Expenses

With different due dates and payment amounts, staying on top of bills can be challenging. Here are some tips for jugging multiple expenses so you don’t fall behind.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

Choosing a Business Structure: Corporations Explained

Here we discuss some advantages and potential disadvantages of incorporating your business.

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Marissa Scott — 
Loans

4 Tips for Taking Out a Car Loan

Whatever your reason for buying a new car, being familiar with how auto financing works can be helpful before you start car shopping.

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