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The Final Step of Your Home-Buying Journey: Closing Day

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Whew. You made it. You chose a wonderful home, worked out a fair deal with the seller and now it’s time for your closing.

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Topics: Mortgages and Refinance

Home Sweet Home? 3 Tools Disclose Issues for Home Buyers

Posted by Patti Conty on Apr 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You know the basics when viewing properties. Flick the light switches, inspect the closets, take a deep sniff in the basement. But do you know the tools that can help you uncover a problem, and how to use them? If not, you could be vulnerable when purchasing a new home.

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Topics: Mortgages and Refinance

5 Cool Boston Attractions Offering Free Admission

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Apr 20, 2015 2:49:08 PM

If you were hoping to get out and enjoy spring break this week but your budget is holding you back, we have some fun and frugal ideas for all ages. Pack a lunch, grab a friend and get ready to explore the Boston area without bumping your budget!

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Topics: Money Management

Spring Break Doesn’t Mean Spring Broke

Posted by Maria Porto on Apr 17, 2015 4:09:00 PM

It’s April and spring is in the air! It also means spring break. For many of us, that is a time for family vacations. Are you planning to travel? Heading to Disney? Are you feeling overwhelmed on flight pricing? I know I am when I plan vacations during school vacation weeks. My advice? Travel when it’s not school vacation!

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Topics: Money Management

Longtime HFCU Boston Marathon Patient Partner is Now Wheelchair Racer

Posted by Patti Conty on Apr 17, 2015 3:57:00 PM

I first met Andy Martin, Jr., of New Hampshire, when I began working at the credit union 14 years ago. Andy, just 5-years-old, was the Hanscom FCU Children’s Hospital Boston patient partner. He helped our staff, volunteers and members connect with the hospital’s work. We responded by raising funds every year through the Boston Marathon and our runner, Hanscom FCU board member Ray Phillips.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

HFCU Sales Manager Takes on His First Boston Marathon

Posted by Patti Conty on Apr 17, 2015 2:22:00 PM

What motivates someone to take on the Boston Marathon? All different things, I guess, but to my mind, you’d have to be really motivated to run 26.2 miles in the same day.

HFCU sales manager Mike Rzeszutek is one of those motivated people. The Midwestern native found his inspiration at the 2014 Boston Marathon. He went to watch HFCU board member Ray Phillips, who was running for Team Hanscom as a Boston Children’s Hospital runner with the Credit Unions Kids at Heart program. The experience changed him.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

HFCU Board Member Ray Phillips Runs Boston for the Kids

Posted by Patti Conty on Apr 17, 2015 11:29:00 AM

HFCU board member Ray Phillips runs multiple marathons each year. His circuit includes Miami, Las Vegas, Vermont and Boston. The last one is special — not because it’s local but for the reason behind his run.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

Should You Use a Real Estate Agent?

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Apr 15, 2015 9:36:15 AM

In a challenging real estate climate, where every dollar counts and qualifying for a home loan has become harder, you may question whether you could save some money by going it alone – without a real estate agent. But whether you’re a buyer or a seller, a real estate professional helps to protect your interests and may even save you money.

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Topics: Homebuying

Hanscom FCU In the News

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Apr 15, 2015 9:35:53 AM

See what Hanscom FCU has been up to in the community!

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

Stages Through The Ages: We're Here for You

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Apr 15, 2015 9:35:17 AM

Money management priorities may ebb and flow throughout the years depending on your circumstances. But regardless of where you are in life, Hanscom FCU is here to help you make the most of your hard-earned dollars. Here is what that may look like:

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Topics: Money Management, Financial Planning

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