MoneyWisdom Blog

How Debt-to-Income Ratios Can Derail Your Home Purchase

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 27, 2015 5:50:00 AM

You’ve got your down payment. Your credit score is fantastic. You’ve even figured out your monthly budget for housing expenses.

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Welcome Aboard, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt EFCU!

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 24, 2015 3:24:00 PM

We are excited to welcome members of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Employee FCU to Hanscom FCU. They merged with us last month. With a 58-year history of serving employees at the global learning company, I can’t help hoping someone has a Curious George story to tell.

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Hanscom FCU Honors Green Beret at Spinner’s Game

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 23, 2015 9:50:32 AM

The weather was perfect and the crowd was electric as Hanscom FCU honored Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak, a Green Beret, as the latest Hero Among Us. The honor took place at the July 21 Lowell Spinners home game at LeLacheur Park.

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Life on a Budget: 10 Free Boston Area Events This Week

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Jul 21, 2015 3:03:10 PM

Each week, we bring you our Life on a Budget blog, highlighting free activities and events taking place in the Boston area. Our goal is to remind you how easy it is to live a good life and save money!

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How Account Alerts Protect Against Fraud

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 20, 2015 10:28:55 AM

I check my Hanscom FCU accounts online frequently – call it an occupational hazard. My spouse gets an email every time I mistype my password, so he’s convinced that I can’t remember it. Recently he suggested we change to an easier password.

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Topics: Money Management

People Helping People: How HFCU Helped Livhu Drive Away Happy

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Jul 17, 2015 3:31:00 PM

When Livhu took the keys to her new car, she was happy and relieved. Getting here was a bumpy road with some pretty sharp turns. But there was one person who helped drive the deal.

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Topics: Autos

Fresh Local Produce: Worth the Cost?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Summertime is perfect for enjoying local produce, from plump peaches and ears of sweet corn to more exotic produce like crunchy kohlrabi and baby bok choy. The “local food” movement has given rise to more farmer’s markets, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and farm stands than ever before. Large supermarkets like Wegmans, Roche Brothers, and Price Chopper now carry produce supplied by local farms as a complementary alternative to produce that’s shipped from around the world.

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Topics: Money Management

5 Lessons from My First Job

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 15, 2015 11:58:00 AM

“It’s going to be hot,” the hiring manager said, testing if I would be willing to take the job.

I was already in hot water. Having just graduated from high school, I was on top of the world and looking forward to working in a marina for the summer on the shores of Lake Erie. College was slated for the fall, and my financial aid required my contribution for living expenses. Alas, the marina’s owner sold the marina in June along with my summer job and planned college expense income. I was feeling desperate.

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Topics: Money Management, Savings,

Grow Your Home’s Value With Landscaping

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 15, 2015 7:30:00 AM

If you want to expand your home’s living space, increase its value, improve its functionality, beauty and enjoyment, you just need to open the door and look outside at the potential awaiting you – right in your own yard.

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Topics: Home Equity

Life on a Budget: Free Events in Boston This Week

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Jul 14, 2015 3:40:00 PM

Our Life on a Budget weekly series this week shows, yet again, that you can live the good life in Boston without paying for admission. Swing dancing, movies, music, lectures, museums and more are open to the public. Give your wallet a well-deserved vacation this summer!

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Topics: Money Management

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