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Hanscom FCU Cards Go Digital

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 11, 2017 3:58:49 PM

You can now pay faster at thousands of retailers using your Hanscom FCU ATM & Check Card or your Hanscom FCU MasterCard Credit Card from your mobile phone.

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Topics: Mobile, apple pay, mobile payments, mobile wallet

Chairman's Corner: Spring 2017

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 11, 2017 3:52:47 PM


Paul J. Marotta, Chairman

The Best of Both Worlds

I am excited to announce our newest branch location at the Treble Cove Plaza in Billerica, Massachusetts. The branch is now open six days a week, with ATM access anytime for deposits, cash, and transactions.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community, Chairman's Corner

Countless Strides at the Boston Marathon

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 11, 2017 3:41:48 PM

Congratulations Team Hanscom! We raised over $31,000 for pediatric brain research at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community, Boston Marathon

Get a Free Credit Score Review

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 11, 2017 3:37:54 PM

To begin conquering debt, you’ll need to understand what you owe and what you are paying to maintain your debt. The amount you spend on finance charges might surprise you.

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Topics: Credit Score, Credit Report

4 Simple Rules for Investing

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 11, 2017 3:14:37 PM

Some people are intimidated by investing. Hearing terms like “IPO,” “price/earnings ratio” and “margin” may make you think that it’s all too complicated and you’d be better off just stuffing cash under your mattress.

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Topics: Retirement and Investing

Five things to consider when updating a bathroom.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Apr 11, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Sooo. . .You've decided that your next home improvement project is going to be the bathroom. It is somewhat outdated and a little worn around the edges.  Not only will a face lift give a more modern look to the house, it will increase your home value and make it more salable. Before you start knocking out walls for a walk in shower or tearing up the floor, stand back and consider a few things.

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Topics: Home Equity

Can regular home maintenance increase your home's value?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Apr 10, 2017 3:08:00 PM


My wife and I try to keep our home maintained and major equipment in good working order.  We do this for two reasons. First, we like having things in good repair so we can enjoy them more.  Second, we expect it to help when the time comes to sell our home. But, does regular home maintenance really improve my home’s value?

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Topics: Home Equity

Home Equity: Fixed-Rate or Line of Credit - What's the difference?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Home equity is the value of your home minus any outstanding mortgage balance.  That equity can be used to secure a loan or a line of credit. Because they are secured by your residence, you enjoy lower rates and a possible tax benefit.

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Topics: Home Equity

Home Equity FAQs - What's my rate?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Apr 10, 2017 9:16:00 AM

This is by far the most frequently asked question of our loan officers regarding home equity lines of credit (HELOC).

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Topics: Home Equity FAQs, Home Equity

Mastering the HELOC Lingo

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Apr 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Over the years, we’ve shared lots of useful tips about HELOCs: what to use them for, what NOT to use them for, and who should or shouldn’t get one. All helpful information if you’re considering tapping into the equity in your home.

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Topics: Home Equity

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