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10 great ways to spend a tax refund

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 20, 2018 7:07:00 AM

*This publication is only intended to be used for general informational purposes. Consult a tax professional for the most current data and/or personal advice.

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Topics: Savings, Taxes

How To Plan For Financial Emergencies

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 18, 2018 7:57:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice to adapt to change easily and gracefully? To offset the wallet-shock an unexpected life change can bring? You can.

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Topics: Savings, Saving Money

Why you should have renters' insurance

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 16, 2018 7:36:00 AM

You come home one day and discover that your apartment has been gutted by a fire. All of your possessions are destroyed. Your landlord’s homeowners insurance policy will cover your loss, right? Wrong.

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Topics: Insurance

Obsessed With Your Credit Score? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

Posted by Diana Burrell on Apr 13, 2018 8:36:05 AM

Like many newlyweds, Tarah and Ryan of Littleton, MA, dreamed about becoming homeowners someday. Their first step? Getting a handle on their credit scores. A preliminary check in 2014 surprised Tarah; her score was lower than her husband’s.

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Topics: Credit Score

4 Ways to Manage Medical Debt

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 11, 2018 7:12:00 AM

Unfortunately, when you get sick or injured, getting better is often not the only concern. Even if you have health insurance, hefty medical bills can hang over your head like an ominous rain cloud. Many people feel that they have no choice but to ignore the bills or eventually file for bankruptcy. However, these are not the only options. There are many ways you can make paying your medical bills more manageable.

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Topics: Money Management, Debt, Financial Wellness

Can You Refinance a Car Loan?

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:25:17 PM

Yes! And it can save you a lot of money each month – and over the life of your loan.

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Topics: Cars

Hanscom FCU Joins the Race to Save Lives

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:24:28 PM

The racers on Team Hanscom FCU have been warming up for this year’s Boston Marathon, joining the race to save lives. The team is part of our annual fundraising effort to support Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU, Boston Marathon

5 Reasons to Start an Emergency Fund

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:23:39 PM

A number of unexpected expenses could cause you unnecessary financial strain if you don’t have emergency savings. Here are five great reasons to start an emergency fund today.

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Topics: Money Management, Savings, Financial Wellness

Your New Car Is Just a Click Away

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:22:38 PM

Use Hanscom Federal Credit Union's online car-buying resource, and browse thousands of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles from different dealers.

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Topics: Cars

This Is Better Than a Lease

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:21:56 PM

Leasing a car can be an attractive option. It affords you the opportunity to make lower payments on a better make and model car than you might otherwise be able to afford. The down side, however, is that leases have rules, lots of them.

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Topics: Cars

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