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Construction Update

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018:  Steel installation to support the new second floor offices and reinforce the floor to support the new vestibule area has begun.  Most of the changes this week are in non-public areas.  Second floor access to interior stairways has changed; and meeting room walls have been opened up to install reinforcements.

 

Construction Continues in Main Office

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018:  Demolition of the old branch space has been completed.  The walk-up ATM off of Main Street has been removed.   Steel installation to support the new second floor offices and reinforce the floor to support the new vestibule area will begin the second week of April.  Some doorways to enter the old branch space are disappearing while new ones appear. 

Construction has Begun at Dean Bank’s Main Office

March 15, 2018

On March 9th the hammers began flying in Franklin as the renovation of our Main Office began.  Over the course of the next 6 months I’ll do my best to keep you posted on what’s going on and what you can expect when you come to the Main Office of Dean Bank in Franklin. 

13 tools to help you meet your goals

December 5, 2017

No matter what field you’re in, one of the hardest parts of business is successfully achieving growth. How you stay organized and manage your day-to-day tasks, is one of the most vital components in meeting your objectives. 

Scams in the name of charity

July 7, 2017

Scammers are creative, cunning and cruel — and they often mix in a little truth to spice up their big lies. This scheme shows just how low they can go.

A Father's Journey of Hope

June 23, 2017

Fatherhood has been both the most rewarding and most difficult experience of my life. I expect that many parents who have kids with special needs or who are battling diseases or disorders feel the same way.

To Reach Your Savings Goals, Take These Steps

April 11, 2017

Saving money is often easier said than done, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Setting clear goals can motivate you to take action, focus on what’s important and steer clear of overspending.

Here are a few tips on how to set your savings goals.

Assisted Living Is More Affordable Than You Think

March 3, 2017

When an elderly individual needs more care and support than their families can provide, they tend to rule out assisted living as an option because they think they cannot afford it. Often this is because they are looking at the total monthly cost as covering just apartment rental and comparing it to their current housing costs. 

How to Safeguard Your Cash and Personal Info at ATMs

February 8, 2017

An ATM can be a lifesaver when you're on the go and need some fast cash. But as helpful as these machines can be, they're also magnets for fraudsters who are out to make a quick buck. In fact, criminals stole data from magnetic-strip debit cards at ATMs at the highest rate in over 20 years during the first several months of 2015, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH BY SHARING

November 15, 2016

When it comes to managing your finances — saving money and spending money wisely — you often need a little help from your family . . . and friends.

From carpooling to shopping in bulk, to neighborhood get-togethers, there are many ways sharing can reduce costs and, at the same time, provide a

positive experience for all involved. Here are 10 ways to share to improve financial health, provided by the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

Is Fall the Best Time to Buy a House?

November 1, 2016

Sometimes it's smarter to buy certain items according to the season, like sweaters near the end of  winter and swimsuits in late summer. But what's the best season for buying a house?

Are My Assisted Living Expenses Tax Deductible?

October 4, 2016

While it is generally understood that a stay at a skilled nursing facility or nursing home could be tax deductible because they primarily offer medical care, assisted living is often wrongly overlooked. 

Smart Money: Best Moves for 20-Something Investors

September 16, 2016

When it comes to investing early in life, you likely have two things on your side: time and flexibility. Although a 2015 survey found that most millennials don't think they'll have enough money saved for retirement, investing is one way to help build wealth for the future. Here are some of the best investments you can make in your 20s.

A Cyber Checklist for College Students

September 6, 2016

Encouragement to study hard, get good grades, and look to the future. Warnings against drugs and alcohol. Lessons on how to do laundry. These are the conversations college students are having with their parents before returning to school. But discussions about safe online behavior may not be as common.

How to Fund Your College Social Life While Maintaining Your Financial Health

August 29, 2016

How to Fund Your College Social Life While Maintaining Your Financial Health

Unlike Snoop Dogg, incoming college students might not have their minds on their money and their money on their minds. But if you're just starting out on campus and can put some of your focus on your finances, you have a great opportunity: Knowing how to manage your cash can save you endless headaches down the road.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your finances in order.

Will you accept the challenge to save $50 more this July?

July 5, 2016

Maybe it's the sunshine getting to us, or our eagerness as we count down the days to those vacations we've been saving for all year, but at America Saves we are so excited about summer that we had to plan something special. So, every month this summer, we are holding a new savings challenge.

Independence Day

July 1, 2016

Please take a few minutes on your Independence Day holiday to appreciate the freedom we often take for granted.

Living at Home: A New Normal for Millennials

June 30, 2016

For the first time, more 18- to 34-year-olds are living with their parents than any other living situation, according to a recent report from Pew Research Center. This got us thinking about the important shift in both priorities and the economic situation of many millennials.

We know many of you are working to address the financial issues millennials face, so our partner packet this month focuses on this phenomenon and provides tips and advice for you to use to help this generation plan and save.

Dean Bank Guest Blogs

March 29, 2016

At Dean Bank, we know one of our most reliable sources of information are loyal customers!  Our hope is to tap into these valued resources to create a collection of the interests and knowledge in our community. Are you involved in a community organization or event? Do you have an interesting hobby or talent you’d like to share? Consider joining our ranks as a brilliant contributor!

Welcome to the Mendon Community Page!

March 29, 2016

Welcome to the Mendon Community Page! Wondering where you can find all the best info about our beautiful corner of the world? You’ve found it! We’ll be sharing tidbits about what’s going on in the second oldest town in Worcester County.

It's okay to just live in the present

March 29, 2016

It’s okay to just live in the present... until you realize you have to be ready for the future. When you’re trying to plan ahead for the financial security of your family, yourself and your business, there are many questions to ask. In fact, you might not even know what all the questions are. That’s where the Financial Services Group at Dean Bank enters the picture. We know the right questions, and - just as important - we can help you find the right answers. Read full story https://www.deanbank.com/products/insurance/about-group/

Automatic Rewards

March 29, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you shopped, you got a reward? Dean Bank offers an automatic rewards program with for every Dean Bank Debit MasterCard® or Debit BusinessCard® cardholder. With Dean Bank Rewards you can use your debit card at the grocery store, at the mall, to fill up your gas tank, or to go to dinner and earn rewards while doing it! You’ll earn 1 DeanPoint for every $2.00 you spend on non-PIN purchases using your card. You can even use your card to pay your monthly bills and watch your points grow. It’s that simple! Read full story https://www.deanbank.com/products/personal/additional-services/rewards/#.Vs3lX8ZZGS0

Welcome to the Franklin Community Page!

March 29, 2016

Welcome to the Franklin Community Page! If you’re looking for the news, events and entertainment going on in our historic neck of the woods, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll be featuring information about local businesses and interesting happenings in our community.

SBA Preferred Lender

March 29, 2016

Did you know that an SBA (Small Business Association) Preferred Lender can streamline the process to approve loans and expedite funding for a local small business owner? The Preferred Lender Program (PLP) includes many of the nation’s largest lenders who do high volumes of SBA lending. Dean Bank is one of those lenders. Plus, all small business loans are guaranteed through the SBA. Check out the various commercial loans that Dean Bank can help you with https://www.deanbank.com/products/lending/mortgages/business-credit-loans/

Welcome to the Bellingham Community Page!

March 29, 2016

Welcome to the Bellingham Community Page! Bellingham is a rich and vibrant community full of events and activities that are fun for the whole family. This space will be dedicated to sharing all the local happenings to keep you in the loop and out-and-about in your neighborhood!

Stay Safe From Cybercrime During Tax Season

March 29, 2016

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has some easy-to-use STOP. THINK. CONNECT. cyber tips to help you protect against fraudster tricks this time of year.

Tax season is prime time for online scams. Cybercriminals are continuously looking to lift your personal information to cash in on a refund request and/or steal your identity. The problem is rampant: in 2015, the Federal Trade Commission received close to half a million complaints, and nearly half (45 percent) were tax fraud-related. Cyber thieves are crafty: they can break into your account or device and literally steal your online life – as well as your tax refund.