Holiday Loan

With the holiday season upon us now may be the time you are looking to give gifts—and we know for a lot of you that may involve swiping your credit card.   We’re here to tell you we’ve got a great solution for those high interest credit card rates you may be seeing.  Did you know…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2GIVE BACK

We can’t talk about all things Thanksgiving and not mention the true intent of the holiday. While the holiday is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for, it’s also important to remember that some people may be struggling when it comes to keeping their family fed. Many food banks and pantries rely…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2TAKEOUT

Sure, cooking at home can be a fun activity on Thanksgiving, but it’s not for everyone.  Sometimes you simply don’t feel like cooking or dealing with buying all of the ingredients at the grocery store. If you’re one of those people, we have a great suggestion for how you can still get a great Thanksgiving…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2turkey

Even though this year’s Thanksgiving table might be a little smaller than past years, it’s still so easy to spend more money than you like putting the meal together. Here’s a few helpful hints on how to curb costs while preparing for your Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t buy enough for leftoversWe know, one of the best…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Amjambo

With the start of school, one thing that can weigh on students’ minds is the financial responsibility that comes with attending college.  The financial section in the October issue of Amjambo Africa highlights the topic of education. Forest Avenue’s Branch Manager Jen Smith and Branch Supervisor Honorine Uwishema discuss all of the different way’s students…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Schedule

Like most businesses over the past few months, we’ve had to change how we operate to best support our staff and members during this pandemic. We adjusted our branch hours to better accommodate our employees and decided to temporarily close branches on Saturdays. Opening our branches back up in a safe and responsible way takes…

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CPort Blog Post Image Worried

As we continue to see COVID-19 cases in Maine and are encouraged to keep practicing social distancing, a lot of people are worried about what impact this will have on their finances. Whether you’re concerned about how you are going to keep saving or if you’ll be able to pay all your bills, here are…

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budget

With uncertain times at hand, it’s important to keep a watchful eye on your finances. When you understand your spending habits, you are more in control of your money. This makes it easier to establish savings goals and be prepared for unexpected circumstances. cPort’s eBanking makes this task easy and effective with cutting-edge widgets and…

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CPort Blog Post Image Mom

We all have heard the timeless phrase, mother knows best. At cPort, we’ve decided to put that phrase to the test! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we asked our staff what valuable money advice they’ve learned from their moms throughout the years.  Here are a few gems we’d like to share: Always keep six…

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24 Hour Rule

While spending most of our time indoors lately, we’ve been doing a lot of online shopping, maybe a bit too much. You probably have, as well.  Have you seen the amazing deals out there? They can be tempting! It’s easy to make an impulse buy and spend money we should be saving. Here’s a tip:…

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