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Using Home Equity to Pay for School

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:21:38 AM

put your equity to work

Looking for ways to pay for your children’s college? Thanks to lower interest rates and potential tax advantages, a 3 in 1 Advantage Plan can be an economical and convenient choice.

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Topics: Home Equity, College

New College Student? 4 Ways to Ace Your Finances This Fall

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jun 22, 2016 12:14:30 PM

Four Key Areas to Cut the Cost of College Expenses – Without Cutting into a Great College Experience


Headed for college this fall? Congratulations! It’s an exciting new phase in life – one where you’ll be learning more about the world, yourself, and the cost of living away from home. College expenses don’t stop at tuition, room and board. There are lots of other expenses that can quickly eat through your budget. The good news is that there are easy, strategic ways you can enjoy college life for less – if you do your homework. 

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Topics: College

Surprising Student Discounts and Deals

Posted by Trish Reske on Feb 25, 2016 9:53:13 AM


Being a student can be expensive, especially when it comes to paying for college or post-graduate school. That’s why if you are a student – or if you are the parent of a current student – it pays to become educated in the ways one can save money by flashing a student ID. Not everyone is aware of the all of the deals discounts that are out there – and how they can add up.

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Topics: College, Youth, Savings, CU Thrive

College Hunting? Don't Miss These Tips

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Jan 7, 2016 9:19:39 AM

Visiting a college campus in person can help determine if a school is right for you. It can help you eliminate schools that are a poor fit, and offers insight you just can’t get from any other source.

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Topics: College, Scholarships

The 3 Things You Must Do with Your Student Loans

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

The job market looks good for new college graduates. Hiring is up over last year, and if you chose a hot field of study, you may have several offers to choose from. That’s great, because before you know it, you will be repaying the loans that helped you get that degree.

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Topics: College

College Debt: Keep It in Check

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Jun 26, 2015 8:59:56 AM

Move over credit cards – college debt is now the No. 1 source of consumer debt in America, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Topics: Student Loans, Money Management, Financial Education, Debt, College

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