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8 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Boston

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Feb 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you’re feeling the love but your budget isn’t, don’t be blue. We have eight fun and cheap date ideas to heat up your winter’s weekend. Each of these free events takes place in the greater Boston area. 

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Topics: Budgeting

Three Tips to Build a Financial Safety Net

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Jan 7, 2016 9:18:58 AM

If you’re like many young Americans, a large chunk of your income goes toward paying down debt. Paying off student loans and credit cards as soon as possible is a smart move – you can save on interest payments and improve your credit score. 

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Topics: Savings, Budgeting

How much should I tip at the holidays?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Do you give holiday tips to the people you appreciate and rely upon to make your life easier throughout the year? If so, you are in the majority. According care.com, 69% of people surveyed last year gave tips, most often around the holiday season. Most people spend between $50 to $300 total in holiday tips. And, tipping is tipping the scale – significantly more people tip than ten years ago, and most respondents plan on tipping more this year than last.

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Topics: Money Management, Holidays, Budgeting, Gifts

Make a date now to use your holiday gift cards

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 16, 2015 8:15:46 AM

Christmas in January? It might be the best post-holiday pay-off if you plan now to use your holiday gift cards. You know how this Christmas story goes:

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Topics: Money Management, Holidays, Financial Planning, Savings, Budgeting, Gifts, gift cards

Ho-Ho-Holiday Stress! Keep It in Check with These Four Tips

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Oct 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

The holidays are right around the corner. Whether your approach is lively and quick or tinged with the blues, your Hanscom FCU accounts can help you keep stress levels in check.

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Topics: Holidays, Budgeting

3 Steps to Avoid Buyer's Remorse

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Oct 16, 2015 12:30:00 AM

As the holiday season gears up, you may be thinking about how you’ll avoid overeating at family gatherings and other social events. Is it also time to consider how you’ll avoid overspending?

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Topics: Budgeting

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