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Think You Know Everything You Should About Credit?

 Jean Chatzky Aug. 24, 2020

A new survey shows that a good many of us might want to think again.

You’re probably familiar with the wage gap, but have you heard of the credit knowledge gap? According to a recent survey, a significant number of people likely to apply for credit in the next year could be lacking key knowledge about how credit scores work – and that could hold them back when it comes to qualifying for the credit they’re looking for.


Adventures in Remote Managing: 5 Tips for Management Success in the New Normal

By Janel Maysonet, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

When I became a manager, I knew I would face challenges. I never, however, anticipated that one of them would be managing a remote team during an unprecedented time of uncertainty – a global pandemic.

Who could’ve seen that one coming?

Almost overnight, I was charged with not only managing my work responsibilities at home, but also handling the needs of my family. That included one of my most important responsibilities – the learning of my 7-year-old son, Frankie.


End of Year Tips to Make 2021 Less Taxing

Complete the following sentence:

Taxes are _______________.

Some of us might say “stressful” or “confusing.” But Dave McLaren, CPA, CGMA, CRFAC, ABGOV, RFI, CRFAU and Founder of McLaren & Associates CPAs, PC in Shrewsbury, has a different answer.

“Taxes are complicated.”

Few can argue with that. The tax laws are often hard to understand and constantly changing. And the impact that they have on us varies from person to person, return to return.  


Fresh Direction: Activities for School Break

Avidia Bank employees and friends shared some ideas with us on fun activities for school break!  Here’s a few to check out!


If you love a good train ride or the movie Polar Express, you’ll love these train experiences right here in Massachusetts!

Light Shows and Festivals