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Why check your account balances regularly?  Well, let me tell you.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Aug 25, 2016 8:05:55 AM


Last Friday, I had just got home when my wife texted to let me know she just finished shopping at Target and wouldn’t be home for dinner. Not being much of a cook, I logged on to my mobile app to see what she spent and whether or not I could take my kids out for a quick meal.

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Topics: Cyber Security

9 Smart Moves for Lottery Winners

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 22, 2016 9:02:11 AM


Beating incredible odds, you’re holding a winning lottery ticket in your sweaty-hands. Your heart is racing. You’ve checked the numbers more times than you can count. What should you do? Breathe. 

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Topics: Retirement and Investing, Estate Planning

Final 2016 Hero Among Us is a Planning Powerhouse from Hanscom AFB

Posted by Patti Conty on Aug 11, 2016 11:59:44 AM

We honored Staff Sergeant Sarah McDermott at a recent Lowell Spinners game through our Heroes Among Us program. She and her guests were good sports, posing for pictures and thoroughly enjoying the evening, including batting practice, a ceremonial first pitch, and barbecue at the Gator Pit. 

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

4 Steps to CALM Financial Stress

Posted by Patti Conty on Aug 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Most American workers experience financial stress. That’s according to the annual Financial Stress Research a study from Financial Finesse. In fact, 85% of people reported at least some level of financial stress.

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Topics: Financial Stress

Create your will your way: Tips to get started

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There’s a reason why hearses don’t carry luggage racks. 

When we die – and we all will, painful as that thought might be – everything that we worked for in our life stays behind.

What remains, in many cases, is emotional and legal entanglement. A visit to a lawyer now can save a lot of future uncertainty, if not outright heartbreak, for loved ones already reeling from your loss. 

Having a will ensures that your wishes are honored and that your assets are handled the way you want. But to do that, questions must be asked. 

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Topics: wills

Top Mistakes Made by Investment Property Owners

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Almost all of us have looked back at purchases and said, “Oh, if I only knew then what I know now,” thinking that the coulda-woulda-shouldas might have saved us time and money. When it comes to investment property, experienced owners have a list of coulda-woulda-shouldas. That’s why we took time to talk to the pros to ask what’s on that list. Maybe this information can keep you from making the same mistakes. 

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Topics: Small Business

Saving on Diapers: The Bottom Line

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

My wife and I are the parents of two boys, ages 3 and 19 months. When we were pregnant with our kids (yes, even the second son, because apparently the first one being alive did nothing for our childrearing reputation), the unsolicited advice rolled in faster than a Big Papi homerun ball bounces across Landsdowne Street. 

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Topics: Money Management

Hanscom FCU Helps Member Buy Dream Car

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 2, 2016 3:30:58 PM

Hanscom FCU member Paul shown here with his wife, Angel, and his dream car.

Hanscom FCU member Paul Miller had a lifetime dream of owning a Porsche, and the time seemed right to turn that dream into a reality. After two months of searching for his dream car, he spotted it. Delivered to the dealership just a few hours before, the car gleamed with a shiny black exterior with matching black interior. To Paul, everything screamed, “Yes!”

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community, Autos

Hanscom FCU Helps Provide a Warm Welcome for Hanscom Heroes

Posted by Patti Conty on Aug 2, 2016 1:51:38 PM

Hanscom FCU was a sponsor of the tenth annual Hanscom Heroes Homecoming on July 21. The event celebrated more than 60 Airmen who returned to Hanscom AFB from deployment in the past year. 

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community

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

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