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Home Sweet Equity: How a HELOC Can Finance Your Dreams

Are you dreaming of a home renovation, consolidating debt, or taking that long-awaited vacation? Well, it might be time to consider tapping into your home equity through a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). At Porter Bank, we’ve crafted a solution tailored to your needs – introducing Home Sweet Equity. Let’s begin by breaking down […]

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Empowering Teens with Financial Responsibility: The Role of Debit Cards and Digital Banking Tools

In an era dominated by digital transactions, financial literacy has become an indispensable skill for teenagers. As they transition into adulthood, understanding the nuances of managing money becomes crucial. Fortunately, with the advent of debit cards and digital banking tools, teaching financial responsibility has become more accessible and engaging for young individuals. Let’s explore how […]

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Understanding Your Credit Score and How to Improve It

Your credit score plays an essential role in your life. Your credit score can even affect what apartments you rent, cars you buy and homes you qualify for! With such crucial effects, it’s essential to understand your credit score – and how you can improve it. Fortunately, the local experts at Porter Bank have the […]

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What to Know about Refinancing your Home


Refinancing your mortgage is a financial decision that can have a significant impact on your long-term financial health. While it offers the potential for saving money and achieving financial goals, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons carefully before diving into the world of refinancing. At Porter Bank, we offer various refinancing options, each […]

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From Pennies to Property: Your Guide To Building a Down Payment and Opening the Door to Homeownership

Purchasing a home is a lengthy process from start to finish. It is a dream for many to own their own home. To set yourself up for success when you start your homeownership journey, you must plan carefully and be disciplined with your savings. To grow your savings, you must be able to adapt to […]

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