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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

Refinance Your Auto and Save Big!

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 31, 2019 1:16:00 PM

Love your car but hate your payment? Here's a secret that banks and car dealers don't want you to know ... you can refinance your vehicle loan and save.

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Topics: Cars

9 Ways to Roll Back the Cost of New Tires

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jan 24, 2019 8:46:00 AM

Don’t let the cost of new wheels drive you crazy! You don’t have to burn money when you burn rubber. If you’re in the market for new tires, take these nine money-saving tips for a spin.

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Topics: Cars

How to Get Lower Car Lease Payments

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you lease a vehicle or know someone who does? We’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: Cars

Your Car Lease Terms Explained

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Dec 6, 2018 9:55:00 AM

Let's get real and admit that poring over the terms of your car lease probably isn't high on your to-do list. When I get a new car, I'm tempted to ignore the rather boring and overwhelming terms of the deal. I’d much rather think about the fancy GPS system, the heated seats (score!), and the beautiful interior than things like interest rates, doc fees, and destination charges.

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Topics: Cars

What is better than a lease? Check out our car leasing alternative.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Nov 20, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Whether you've already started the car buying process or are just beginning, you're probably wondering whether to buy or lease a new or used car.

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Topics: Cars

5 Reasons to Consider GAP Insurance on Your Next Automobile Loan

Posted by Diana Burrell on Aug 1, 2018 12:04:00 PM

One of my coworkers at the credit union recently forwarded me a news clip about a single mother whose car caught on fire. The young mother was stunned when she learned that although the car was totaled by her insurance company, she still owed $5,000 on the loan she'd taken out to buy the car. On top of this stress, she needed a new car to replace the one that had been totaled. You can see the news clip here.

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Topics: Money Management, Insurance, Cars

Can You Refinance a Car Loan?

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:25:17 PM

Yes! And it can save you a lot of money each month – and over the life of your loan.

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Topics: Cars

Your New Car Is Just a Click Away

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:22:38 PM

Use Hanscom Federal Credit Union's online car-buying resource, and browse thousands of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles from different dealers.

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Topics: Cars

This Is Better Than a Lease

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:21:56 PM

Leasing a car can be an attractive option. It affords you the opportunity to make lower payments on a better make and model car than you might otherwise be able to afford. The down side, however, is that leases have rules, lots of them.

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Topics: Cars

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