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Hanscom FCU Helps Member Buy Dream Car

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 2, 2016 3:30:58 PM

Hanscom FCU member Paul shown here with his wife, Angel, and his dream car.

Hanscom FCU member Paul Miller had a lifetime dream of owning a Porsche, and the time seemed right to turn that dream into a reality. After two months of searching for his dream car, he spotted it. Delivered to the dealership just a few hours before, the car gleamed with a shiny black exterior with matching black interior. To Paul, everything screamed, “Yes!”

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community, Autos

Should I consider refinancing my auto loan?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Mar 10, 2016 1:01:52 PM

Refinancing your vehicle loan is a little-used yet valuable tool that can help you reduce costs and manage your money. Does it make sense for you?

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Topics: Autos

How to Write a Successful Car Ad

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Buyer confidence is maybe the biggest obstacle in selling a used car on your own. Anyone looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle can go to a used car lot and get a car that has been checked over by the company’s mechanic. They can also get a very nice list of the car’s pertinent details and maybe even a warranty.

When writing the ad for your used car – whether it is online or in a print publication – you need to overcome those dealer advantages by providing your potential buyers with complete information about your vehicle. Here is what to include.

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Topics: Autos

The Road to Selling Your Car Starts Here

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 2, 2016 1:18:13 PM

Selling your car can be fun. Yes, you read that right. You can actually enjoy the process of preparing, marketing and closing the deal on your automobile. To help you on this journey, we’ve created this roadmap. Here are the directions. 

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Topics: Autos

Want a Lower Car Payment? Try Better Than a Lease!

Posted by Patti Conty on Jan 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Do you lease a vehicle or know someone who does? I’ll go out on a limb and say you chose this option for low monthly payments on a better make and model that you could otherwise afford.

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Topics: Autos

Keep Your Car Moving this Winter

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Winter is coming.  Yes, the cold, snow, blowing, howling winter is inevitable. You need to be able to rely on your car so you are not left out in the cold. Your car needs to rely on you for its care and feeding, and we are covering some useful tips and some unique ideas to help you prepare.

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Topics: Autos

Want to save big on a 2015 car? Here’s how.

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 10, 2015 11:04:32 AM

Need some new wheels? December may be the best month to get a great deal. With the 2016 models rolling in, dealers are dishing out big discounts and incentives for new car sales in December.  According to reports, 2015 December discounts are strong — on average about $3,000 — because the competition among car dealers has been greater this year. 

If you plan to cruise around for new car sales, keep these factors in mind: 

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Topics: Autos

People Helping People: How HFCU Helped Livhu Drive Away Happy

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Jul 17, 2015 3:31:00 PM

When Livhu took the keys to her new car, she was happy and relieved. Getting here was a bumpy road with some pretty sharp turns. But there was one person who helped drive the deal.

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Topics: Autos

4 Things to Consider When Purchasing Your First Car

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Jun 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

I bought my first car in 1981. It was a ten year old Pontiac Firebird. Metallic maroon with a beige interior - I had a car that was similar to Jim Rockford’s!

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Topics: Autos

Frugal Fill-Ups: 30 Ways to Save at the Pump

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 30, 2015 3:08:00 PM

We’ve been fortunate recently to see the price of gas dropping from its all-time highs, which has been a relief to most personal budgets. What’s even better news is that there are other ways to put a dent in your gas bill!

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Topics: Autos

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