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What Your Credit Score Can Do For You

You regularly hear “have a good credit score” or “keep your credit up” but what does it mean to have good credit? And what do credit scores do for you? Let’s find out!  Why do you need a credit score? Lenders use credit scores to determine if you are financially responsible and reliable when it…

Tech Corner: Chelsea Calendar Tutorial Video

We’re excited to share our new scheduling tool, Chelsea Calendar! Matt Morrell and Alexis Kahn walk you through the steps of how to schedule an appointment with one of our subject matter experts. We look forward to meeting with you!

Consumer Protection All Year Round

Earlier in March, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Chelsea Groton Bank celebrated National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). NCPW is a time when government agencies, consumer protection groups, and organizations like Chelsea Groton work together to share information about consumer rights. Check out some resources and tips to help you learn – and teach others…

Find Chelsea Groton at the Innovation Center

Chelsea Groton Bank and the Chelsea Groton Foundation were proud to be early financial supporters of the Regional Innovation Center, and now the Bank is looking forward to assisting members of the region’s business community in a more hands-on way through two programs currently occurring at the Innovation Center (92 Eugene O’Neill Drive, New London)….

What Does a Home Inspector Look For?

Ever wonder what goes on in a home inspection? From the foundation to the roof, a home inspector meticulously evaluates all aspects of a property. Here are a few of the many things they are looking for: Foundation: The foundation is what holds everything together. A solid properly aligned foundation is crucial, especially when considering…

Expect the Unexpected- How to Prepare for Unplanned Expenses

They say life is full of surprises. Although typically joyous in nature, you may feel differently when it comes to your finances. A routine review of income and expenses may help you curate your financial portfolio and allow you to delegate what funds go where. However, what do you do when life throws you an…

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

It can be stressful to not know how you will pay your next bill. Here are a few ways you can begin to break through this cycle! Start Budgeting: Begin by tracking your income and expenses down to the dollar. Knowing when and where your income is coming from and going to can make paying…

Join a Book Club in 2024!

Step into a community of avid readers with Chelsea Groton Bank. We offer a variety of book clubs all year round, so there is sure to be one that piques your interest. Interested in reading books based in CT, or written by authors who have lived in the Nutmeg State? Our Mystic Book Club could…

Celebrate Financial Wellness Month

Financial Wellness Month serves as a helpful reminder about the “healthy” financial habits we can build to manage money today and achieve our goals for the future. Here are some ways you can celebrate Financial Wellness Month in 2024 and beyond: • Track/Manage your expenses. Have you ever created a budget? And if so, did…