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3 Tips to Boost Your Credit Score Quickly

Posted by Diana Burrell on Dec 27, 2019 9:01:11 AM

If you're thinking about buying your first home or a new car but are worried your credit score will prevent you from making these purchases, we have three pro tips to help you boost your credit score quickly, which may help you qualify for a better rate on your mortgage or pay less for those dream wheels.

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Topics: Auto, Home, Credit Cards

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

Why You Should Avoid Car Title Loans

Posted by Diana Burrell on Sep 19, 2018 9:19:00 AM

When 21-year-old Ryan learned a friend needed some cash to help his mother out, Ryan did what a good friend would do…he lent his friend the money. The problem arose when Ryan’s father, John, found out how his son had gotten the money.

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Topics: Auto, Personal Finance

Saving on Diapers: The Bottom Line

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

My wife and I are the parents of two boys, ages 3 and 19 months. When we were pregnant with our kids (yes, even the second son, because apparently the first one being alive did nothing for our childrearing reputation), the unsolicited advice rolled in faster than a Big Papi homerun ball bounces across Landsdowne Street. 

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Topics: Auto, Personal Finance

Get Lower Payments on a Better Car

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 21, 2016 8:15:29 AM

 “We had a young family and it was really important to me that my wife had a safe car to drive,” said Hanscom FCU member and Marketing VP Steve Silva. “The challenge would be to find a safe and reliable car at a price point we could afford.”

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Topics: Auto

3 Things to Do Before Buying a Motorcycle

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 11, 2016 1:46:39 PM

If you’re serious about motorcycles, you already know how to keep yourself as safe as possible on the road. Practicing good riding habits and constantly honing your skills not only can keep you riding, it can keep you alive. The moment you forget this is the moment you put yourself at risk.

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Topics: Auto

6 Boat Types to Get on the Water

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 31, 2016 12:15:31 PM

Imagine a glorious summer day. The sun is high in the sky, and it’s hot. Many run to the beach on these days to be near the water. Why not go on the water in a watercraft?

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Topics: Auto

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