Mary Ellen Hudner promoted at Canton Co-operative Bank and receives “5 Years of Service” Award

Canton, Mass. – Canton Co-operative Bank President Nick Maffeo has reported that Mary Ellen Hudner has been promoted to Customer Service Representative/Teller. She also recently received her “5 Years of Service” Award at the local independent community Bank.

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You have a fantastic low rate on your first mortgage. Don’t want to touch that – but you need money for something …

Some ideas for how to get that money in a rising interest rate environment …

Mortgage rates were so low for so long that many people who wanted to take some cash from their equity would just refinance into a new mortgage.

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Smart About Money: Chasing credit card rewards … worth it?

As I recall, it was the late WBZ radio host Lovell Dyett who used to say, “Spend your time wisely. It’s the only money you’ve got.”

I found myself thinking about that when reading a Page 1 Wall Street Journal article about people who get credit cards to chase bonus points and credit card rewards. One individual has 29 credit cards!

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Smart About Money: If you’re not with a bank you like & trust, switch!

This is not just about Canton Co-operative Bank, though that is obviously the bank I know best. From my previous career as a bank examiner, I know that what I am about to say is true of many, many community banks throughout New England and nationwide.

Day-to-day money management is a huge part of people’s lives. It makes a big difference if you’re with a bank you like and trust. Ideally that will be a bank where they’ll get to know you as a person and, if you’re trustworthy, they will come to trust you too.

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Something wonderful you probably didn’t know about: Bela Vasconcelos

It’s funny how you can know someone for quite a while and still be surprised to learn about something special in their past that brought them to Where They Are Today.

In 2001, Anabela (Bela) Vasconcelos was at Bridgewater State College. She also worked part-time as a teller at a local bank branch.

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