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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: Debt, College

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: How-to Guides, Tips

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: Estate Planning

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: Estate Planning

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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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: Savings, Hanscom FCU

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: Money Management, Saving Money, Cars, Motorcycles

Setting Up a Small Business in 2019

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 3:44:42 PM

A recent survey by The UPS Store, Inc., reveals that 66 percent of their respondents dream of opening a small business, motivated by desires such as being their own boss, seeing their idea come to life, and/or forging a new career path. Also high on respondents’ lists was their optimism that it’s a good time to start a small business.

Perhaps you’ve got the itch to strike out on your own and feel like 2019 is the year to take that leap of faith. Or maybe you’ve already hung up your shingle and need assistance as you grow. At Hanscom FCU, we want you to know we have tools and products designed for small businesses like yours, whether you’re an independent contractor, a mom-and-pop operation, or a fledgling corporation poised to be the next big thing.

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Topics: Small Business, Saving Money, Business

Enjoy These Travel Benefits With Your CASH + REWARDS World Mastercard®

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 3:20:00 PM

As you're making vacation plans, your Hanscom FCU CASH + REWARDS World Mastercard can offer you many travel benefits. Here’s how:

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Topics: Hanscom FCU, Saving Money

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