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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: Holidays

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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9 Free Boston Area Holiday Events This Week

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Nov 30, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Get in the spirit of the holidays without putting a dent in the budget. We found nine Boston-area holiday events taking place this week that are sure to add a little ho-ho-ho to your ho-ho-holidays. And we know there are more! If your group or organization is hosting a free area holiday event this week, please let us know by posting details in the comments below. 

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Want to give your boss a holiday gift? Be careful.

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Nov 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Want to give your boss a special holiday gift to show how much you appreciate him or her? You might want to think again before you wrap that special present: etiquette experts say that gift giving in the workplace should flow down the office power structure, not up. You’d also be going against the tidings tide: survey results show that only 25% of workers buy gifts for their boss. 

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What do I take to the company Yankee Swap?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Nov 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Whatever you call it, whether Holiday Gift Exchange, Yankee Swap, Secret Santa or the like, it’s almost inevitable someone at work will suggest an event to share holiday cheer. If the budget is tight this year, or if you are out of gift ideas, we have ideas for you.

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Topics: Holidays, Work, Business

What’s the best way to pay for the holidays?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Nov 23, 2015 8:45:01 AM

From Halloween through New Year’s is the time of year when consumers spend the most money, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Costumes, food and drink for Thanksgiving, holiday gifts, maybe a new outfit for a special party are all expenses that pop up as the year comes to a close.

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How to Serve an Affordable Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Nov 6, 2015 2:08:01 PM

Thanksgiving is a unique holiday: a time for gathering around the dinner table, enjoying a grand meal, and giving thanks for family, friends, and our collective freedoms and blessings. Its origins date back to the 1621 Pilgrim feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the early Pilgrims were prompted by a plentiful harvest to celebrate together with a feast.

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5 Ways to Teach Children About Holiday Giving

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Nov 5, 2015 12:33:17 PM

What child doesn’t anticipate the holidays and the gifts he or she is going to get? The excitement of receiving new toys, games, and gadgets is fueled by media advertising long before the holidays approach, and parents often feel the pressure to spend more than they planned to give their children the gifts that they believe will make them happy.

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

Posted by MoneyWisdom 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

How to keep money from ruining your holiday.

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Oct 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The average American completed about half of their holiday shopping by December 10 last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s latest Holiday Consumer Spending Survey. Over one third had completed 25% or less of their shopping two weeks before Christmas.

Why? Some enjoy shopping for the holidays during the holiday season. Others were still deciding what to buy. A few brave souls “like the thrill of last-minute shopping.”

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