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How to Keep Your Financial Resolutions in 2020

Posted by Sandra Quadros Bowles on Jan 1, 2020 12:15:00 AM

It's now 2020, a number synonymous with clarity and vision.

So what better time to take a good, hard look at your finances?  

Consider making a resolution to save money, one of the best ways to secure many happy new years ahead.

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Topics: Insurance, Investments, Personal Finance, Life Changes

7 Places to Get Free Flu Shots in 2018

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Oct 19, 2018 7:57:00 AM

We’re in the thick of autumn, with leaves falling and pumpkin everything filling store shelves. We have lots to do this time of year, but there’s one task that deserves the top spot on everyone’s to-do list: getting flu shots before flu season arrives. What may make the task more palatable for you is getting your flu shots for free!

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Topics: Insurance, Personal Finance

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: Insurance, Cars, Personal Finance

Are you financially prepared for a natural disaster?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jun 29, 2018 12:56:10 PM

Whether due to fire or flood, earthquake or hurricane, the powerful force of nature can lead to financial devastation if you or your home are in its path. But while you can’t stop a catastrophe from happening, you can take preventative measures. Doing so will cushion the blow that such a disaster can have on your personal finances.

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Topics: Insurance, Personal Finance

Should you pay for travel insurance?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jun 21, 2018 1:20:56 PM

You’re about to purchase airfare online. You’re almost done booking the ticket when you’re confronted with the question: Do you want to add travel insurance to your purchase?

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Topics: Insurance, Personal Finance

Why you should have renters' insurance

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 16, 2018 7:36:00 AM

You come home one day and discover that your apartment has been gutted by a fire. All of your possessions are destroyed. Your landlord’s homeowners insurance policy will cover your loss, right? Wrong.

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Topics: Insurance

Going Through A Divorce? Don’t Change Your Beneficiaries… Yet

Posted by Diana Burrell on Mar 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you or your spouse have filed for divorce, you may have the overwhelming urge to change beneficiary designations on your checking and share accounts, personal investments, life insurance, and retirement savings accounts — especially if your relationship with your spouse is contentious. The last thing you want to do at a time like this is ensure your soon-to-be ex gets their hands on money that belongs to you, right?

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Topics: Insurance, Personal Finance, Life Changes

Why You Should Check Your Insurance Policies Today

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 7, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Insurance does not go on sale during Black Friday. Tax-free holidays don’t send consumers running to their insurance agents. And you will have to scroll Instagram for quite a long time before you reach a post boasting of a newly purchased insurance policy, hashtag #score. 

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Topics: Insurance, Personal Finance

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