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  August 2016 • • 617.928.9000

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New Easy-to-read Account Statements

Later this month we will begin printing customers' account statements in a new, easier-to-read format.  You will have all the same information but it will be presented in bolder, more-defined areas that will make it much simpler to review.  These new statements will also allow Watertown Savings Bank to provide important up-to-date news and information about your account right alongside your account data.  We think you will enjoy the change.

Paper statements and e-statements will look exactly the same.  Reminder: WSB online banking customers can receive all their WSB account information by e-statement instead of the U.S. Mail.  It's safer and faster and it's free.  Simply click the "eStatement" tab within WSB Online choose which accounts you want to change to eStatements and follow the instructions to confirm the process.  If you need assistance give our Customer Support staff a call at 617-928-9000.

The Secrets to Saving More Money
Knowing which accounts to use can help you save more

Today, there are many options for where to put your money.
Mistakes Parents Make Saving for Their Child’s Education
The mistakes made and how to avoid them

With the cost of higher education soaring, saving for your child’s college education is probably one of your biggest concerns.
Impressing Bankers with Your Business Plan
Create a business plan that can help you get a loan

Lenders base their small-business loan decisions on many factors, and each lender can weight these factors differently. A good business plan is always one of a lender’s highest priorities when considering whether to offer a loan, so creating the most impressive plan should be a priority for all entrepreneurs.
The Risks of Using Someone Else’s Wi-Fi
Protecting you and your money from hackers

The internet has made doing many things much easier. It provides instant gratification for shopping for that perfect outfit or new gadget, and banking and bill payment services are just a click away.
6 Ways to Save Money on Your Road Trip
Saving on gasoline is just the start

Have you always wanted to see the Grand Canyon? Or maybe Yellowstone National Park? How about the Empire State Building? If that’s the case, it’s time to pack up the car and hit the road because the perfect time to take a road trip is now.
Customer Appreciation Events

Come by for your free lunch at one of our upcoming Customer Appreciation Cookouts!  They are held on Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The remaining schedule is as follows:

August 12th - Waltham Center Branch, 6 Lexington Street, Waltham

August 26th - Main Office Headquarters, 60 Main Street, Watertown

September 9th - East Watertown Branch, 10 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown

September 23rd - Warrendale Branch Office, 739 Main Street, Watertown

Our staff will be on hand to grill and serve.  We'll also have music and a chance to win a gift-filled basket.  In case of rain, visit our website to see if we postpone. See you there!

Club 50 News
Happiness is Happening!
by Karen Condor

Did you know that August is Happiness Happens Month? Club 50 is happy when we’re traveling – and, coincidentally, this month we are doubly so, with Saratoga August 16-18 and the North Shore Music Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain August 21 (coincidentally, on National Senior Citizens Day!).

We’re also happy to keep the day and overnight trips coming! We’re “bookending” our August trips with more trip signups: Don’t forget about our first-day sign up Thursday, August 11, for Essex Steam & Riverboat Saturday, September 10, which we announced last month. That should be a very popular trip to Connecticut!

Four Things to Avoid Getting Taken by Wire Transfer Scams
from FDIC Consumer News

Using a bank or a money transfer company to "wire" funds electronically is an easy and convenient way to send cash to someone. And when consumers wire money to people they know, the transaction typically takes place without a problem. But wiring money to strangers - in the U.S. but especially in another country - is risky because often they could be scam artists.
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