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  May 2017 • • 617.928.9000

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Get Rewarded for Shopping at your Favorite Shops with your WSB Debit Mastercard®!

We are excited to announce Watertown Savings Bank’s upcoming launch of the new Rewards Program! Simply click on the tailored merchant offers we’ll email you. Shop at that merchant using your WSB Debit Mastercard (non-PIN transactions only), and get money back deposited directly into your WSB Checking account a few days later!

The more you shop with your WSB Debit card, the more offers you’ll receive, and the more you’ll save! So if you're using your WSB Debit card while for example shopping at home improvement stores or sport apparel shops, or going on coffee runs, then you’ll most likely receive offers to your favorite stores, restaurants, and more!


Announcing High School Photo Contest Winners!

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of our Annual High School Photo Contest! The winning photos will be published in Watertown Savings Bank’s 2018 Calendar and available to all Bank customers at the end of the year.

With nearly 300 entries, we received a record number of photo submissions from students who live or attend high school in Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Newton, Waltham, and Watertown! Thank you to all who participated and submitted photos of our communities.


Should You Max Out Your HSA?
Being strategic about your HSA now can help you in retirement

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are tax-advantaged medical savings accounts designed to help people cover the out-of-pocket costs they incur while enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Despite HSAs being designed to help people manage medical expenses, their structure and tax benefits make them a useful tool for retirement savings as well.
Why You Should Avoid Personal Lending
A loan from a financial institution is best

Avoiding paperwork and getting low or no interest makes a loan from a friend or family member seem like a great idea, but the complications that arise in personal lending situations make them seldom worth the trouble.
Minimalist Mindset: How to Live with Less
How to adopt a minimalist mindset and live with less

Living with less can be a reality if you take steps to set a minimalist mindset.
Best Veggies for Grilling
Four veggies that should be on your grill this summer

This year, why not add vegetables next to your slabs of seasoned meat? These delicious vegetables are perfect for grilling and will enhance any meal with their robust flavors.
12 Best New Nonfiction Reads
Learn something new in these great nonfiction reads

Sourced from the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers List and, these nonfiction reads offer unique perspectives, insights and stories that will be unforgettable to readers.
Holiday Hours

All Watertown savings Bank locations will be closed on Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day Holiday. Bank employees and friends will be participating in Watertown's Annual Memorial Day parade. Staff will be handing out American flags along the route.
Sandy’s Financial Corner
Six Keys to More Successful Investing

A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, here are six basic …
Bank News

Connie Braceland was recently promoted to Vice President! She oversees the Bank’s Community Relations department and the Club 50 Travel program.

“Not only does she do a terrific job, she is a terrific person,” said Chief Executive …

Club 50 News
Fresh Starts and New Adventures Awaits!

As the May flowers begin to bud, it can signify signs of new beginnings and fresh starts. The Club 50 group is certainly following this rule of thumb as we are always open to try something new…especially new adventures!  The group is …
Upcoming Town Fairs!

Watertown Savings Bank will have a booth at the following tow fairs in May—Stop by to say Hello and pick up some goodies!

Saturday, May 20th: Belmont Town Day, Belmont Center, 9am-4pm

Saturday, May 27th: 38th Annual Discovery Day, …

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