Supporting Our Communities Through Financial Education Programs
The Credit for Life Fair is an interactive event held at high schools across Massachusetts and beyond and hosted by financial institutions and other organizations. The intent of Credit for Life is to prepare students to survive financially in the everyday world BEFORE they leave high school. Students choose professions, assume the roles of 25-year old 'professionals with paychecks' and use their monthly ‘salaries’, ‘credit cards’ and ‘savings accounts’ to purchase everything they will need to live as adults. The goal of the day: to balance their budget and not overspend. This event is organized and underwritten by the Bank.
Watch our info video here.
This year's event took place on Tuesday, May 23rd at Masconomet Regional High School. Participating schools included: Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket, Triton, Ipswich, Manchester-Essex, Georgetown, Hamilton-Wenham, Masconomet, Beverly, Gloucester, Swampscott and Rockport.
Fair highlights and additional resources here!
We have also partnered with the local First-time Homebuyer Education providers listed below to offer an additional closing cost credit of the standard course fee when you complete one of their courses. Simply provide the course completion certificate and proof of payment to receive the added benefit at closing.
- Qualifying and applying for a home mortgage
- Working with realtors, home inspectors and closing attorneys
- Purchasing homeowners insurance
- Special issues surrounding condominiums and multifamily homes
Contact a homeownership advisor directly at 978-281-4770 x110
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.