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Balance Transfers 101: How to Lower Your Credit Card Debt

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2020 10:32:01 AM

Here’s what you need to know before you consolidate credit card debt.

A balance transfer is exactly what it says it is: the movement of a credit card balance over to another card. Borrowers like balance transfers because they can transfer higher interest debt to a lower interest card.

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Topics: Credit Cards, Debt

Managing Your Money in Times of Change

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2020 10:25:51 AM

Moving to a new city? Changing jobs? Beginning or ending a relationship? All of the above at once? New life changes can be exciting, but also overwhelming. No matter where life takes you, you’ll want to stay in control of your finances.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Life Changes

How to Keep College Debt in Check

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Oct 21, 2019 1:16:00 PM

Move over, credit cardsAmericans now owe about $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt for U.S. consumers according to the Pew Research Center, surpassing what’s owed on credit cards and auto loans. Is all this debt worth it, and how can you keep college debt in check?

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Topics: Personal Finance, Life Changes

6 Tips for Better Password Protection

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jun 27, 2019 2:44:30 PM

While Hanscom FCU and its Online Access provider employ multiple layers of security to protect your account information and transactions on our servers and the internet, good password management is essential to ensure your information remains totally secure. Here are six tips to follow for better password protection on all your accounts, whether at Hanscom FCU or other financial institutions:

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Topics: Personal Finance

Is Your Estate Plan Keeping Up With You?

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jun 27, 2019 2:43:00 PM

Quickly tally the changes in your life over the past five years. Perhaps you have married or divorced, had a child or increased your wealth. Now, if you haven’t accounted for these changes in your estate plan, your assets could be distributed quite differently than you’d like.

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Topics: Life Changes

3 Benefits of Having a Will

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 8, 2019 12:53:00 PM

Writing a will probably isn't very high up on your to-do list, especially if you're young and healthy. But a will is very important no matter what stage of life you're in.

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Topics: Life Changes

Join Us at the 65th Annual Meeting

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 4:15:59 PM

You’re invited to an evening of dining, dancing, and democracy at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019, which will be held at The Lantana in Randolph, Massachusetts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by door prizes, dinner, and entertainment.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU

Chairman’s Corner

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 4:14:49 PM

Earlier this year, Hanscom FCU put the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” into action by offering our LifeLine loan program to furloughed federal workers. We helped hundreds who were going without pay during the longest government shutdown in history.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU

Earn More With a Certificate Laddering Strategy

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 4:12:01 PM

Hanscom FCU’s certificate accounts are a smart and safe way to reach your savings goals while letting you earn a great rate. However, you can earn even more when you use a laddering strategy with your certificates.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU, Personal Finance

Money Market and Higher Yield Savings Accounts Explained

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 4:03:03 PM

Our Money Market and Higher Yield Savings accounts are both great savings vehicles when you're looking for a no-risk return on your money. Your funds at Hanscom FCU are federally insured up to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. The following chart can help you understand how these accounts differ from each other so you can make the best decision for your finances.

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Topics: Cars, Auto, Personal Finance

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