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Protect Yourself with Free, Fast Online Fraud Protection

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In the battle against online fraud, Hanscom FCU is introducing a powerful tool to protect you from sophisticated online criminal attacks. Detect Safe Browsing from Easy Solutions® is a free anti-fraud solution that provides extra protection from malware when you log in to your Hanscom FCU accounts or visit our web site. 

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Topics: Cyber Security

Lasting Love of Country and Family: Our Hero’s Story

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 14, 2016 1:31:32 PM

“Love isn’t what makes the world go around. Love is what makes the world worthwhile.” Franklin P Jones, Philadelphia reporter and Saturday Evening Post columnist.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

The Top 5 Questions We Get on Buying Commercial Property

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:21:58 AM


Investing in rental or commercial real estate is a common approach for those planning an alternative income stream, especially during retirement. Phil Purcell, Hanscom FCU VP of Commercial Lending, works with members daily to determine appropriate investments and help them prepare their finances.

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Topics: real estate

Using Home Equity to Pay for School

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:21:38 AM


put your equity to work

Looking for ways to pay for your children’s college? Thanks to lower interest rates and potential tax advantages, a 3 in 1 Advantage Plan can be an economical and convenient choice.

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Topics: Home Equity, College

Save for Retirement While Paying for College

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:21:17 AM


Student loan debt is the enemy of many millennials, but it’s becoming a problem for some older Americans, too. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, nearly 17% of student loan debt is currently held by borrowers age 50 and older. For many of these borrowers, this student loan debt is money borrowed for their children’s or grandchildren’s educations.

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Topics: Student Loans, Retirement and Investing

Getting Divorced? Don’t Overlook Retirement Benefits

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:20:46 AM


The issues that couples deal with in a divorce are often emotionally charged. While couples argue about the immediate issues – the house, child support, debts, etc. – they may overlook or underestimate the importance of retirement benefits. It’s important to know your rights to retirement benefits because these benefits are not automatically split in a divorce.

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Topics: Retirement and Investing, Divorce

MasterCard® Credit Card Brings Extra Security, Benefits to Credit Cards

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:20:19 AM


Hanscom FCU’s Platinum Credit Card now carries the MasterCard brand. Your new card has updated chip technology to increase security, and you now have access to MasterCard benefits such as Fuel Rewards®, the Priceless® Cities program and MasterCard ID Theft Protection™.

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Topics: MasterCard, chip card

9 Ways to Save on a Cruise

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:10:14 AM


You’ve decided to take a cruise. Get ready for beautiful views, stewards to clean your room and those famous buffets. But first, read these money-saving tips. After all, even when you’ve paid ahead for your meals, accommodations and entertainment, there are lots of ways to spend more than you planned.

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200 Saving Tips and Counting!

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:09:27 AM


We kicked off 2016 with #CUSave2016, a year-long money-saving initiative filled with ideas and tips to save money. Get tips on saving in every part of life. Small daily changes add up to big savings!

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Topics: Savings, CUSave2016

2 Ways Your Credit Union Can Help You Save Big This Summer

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:08:08 AM


Whether your plans include cruising the ocean or cruising down to the local pool, here are two suggestions to manage your finances while enjoying the season. 

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Topics: Financial Planning

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