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Teens and Money: Preparing to Move Out

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Feb 8, 2018 9:19:17 AM

You may feel emotionally ready to move out on your own, but are you financially prepared? Living independently means much more than not having to be home by curfew; it comes with a great deal of financial responsibilities. Before you take the leap, know how much the big move will cost you, now and in the future.

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Topics: Money Management, Budgeting, Teens and Money, Personal finance

Online Dating Scams: Breaking the Heart and the Bank

Posted by Sandra Quadros Bowles on Feb 5, 2018 1:09:01 PM

She opens her messages from the online dating site and her heart skips a beat.

Someone wants to meet her. But not just any man. He is the man of her dreams, dreams sparked the first time she watched An Officer and A Gentleman and enhanced by a decade of Lifetime movie-watching.

In his photo, he sports a military uniform and is dashing, clean cut, a man of action.

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Topics: scams

College Costs 101: Saving Starts Now

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jan 26, 2018 11:16:44 AM

Most parents have already heard the bad news: a college education has never been more expensive. Many, in fact, are still paying off their own student debt and would like their children to avoid that burden. The good news is that there’s a lot parents can do to help their children and make the costs of college more manageable.

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Topics: College, Savings, Scholarships

6 Security Steps for Protecting Personal Information

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:53:33 AM

With increasing news reports about data breaches, take precautions now to protect your identity:

1. Check your credit report.
As a member of Hanscom FCU, you can request a free copy of your credit report. Visit to learn more.

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Topics: Cyber Security, security

Join us at the Annual Meeting

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:53:00 AM

The 64th Annual Meeting takes place Saturday, May 5.

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Topics: annual meeting, Credit Union, Hanscom FCU

4 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:52:42 AM

Thinking about going solar? These four questions will get you started.

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Topics: Home Equity, Going Green, solar energy

Wise Home Equity Planning

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:52:24 AM

For savvy borrowers, using home equity for specific purposes makes sense. Rates are lower than most other types of borrowing, because the line of credit is secured by your home. Many homeowners also lower their tax bills, since the interest on home equity is often tax deductible.

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Topics: Home Equity

Headed to College? Apply for our Scholarship

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:52:02 AM

A college education can be your ticket to greater job opportunities and higher earnings over your lifetime. However, tuition, fees, and living expenses add up to a substantial investment.

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Topics: College, Scholarships

Budget Smudget! Create a Spending Plan Instead

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:51:45 AM

If you’re not a fan of the word budget, you’re not alone. For some, it conjures up a life of limits and deprivation. You work hard to make a living, and you deserve to treat yourself once in a while, right?

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Topics: Budgeting

Hanscom Board of Directors Welcomes 2 New Members

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:51:05 AM

David Pronchick and Ray Kahre have joined the Board.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU

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