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Free Electronic Credit Monitoring for Military Personnel is Here

Posted by Diana Burrell on Nov 3, 2019 2:05:00 PM

Active duty military and National Guard members take note: effective October 31, the three major credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — will provide you with free electronic credit monitoring services to help you spot and combat identity theft.

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Topics: Credit Score, Credit Card, Military, scams, security

4 Job Resources for Military Spouses

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 16, 2019 12:09:00 PM

Being the husband or wife of a member of the armed forces can present unique challenges when it comes to landing and keeping a job. However, you have the advantage of access to several organizations geared toward helping people just like you find work.

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Topics: Military, Work

Military Saves Week: Saving More in 2019

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Feb 22, 2019 4:18:34 PM

From February 25 through March 2, Hanscom FCU will be offering free programs to help our military members save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Military Saves week is coordinated by Military Saves, an initiative of America if you're not in the military, you can also participate through America Saves Week, which runs concurrently. 

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Topics: Military, Financial Wellness

Hanscom FCU Named Air Force Credit Union of the Year

Posted by Diana Burrell on Sep 26, 2018 10:47:26 AM

We're happy to announce that Hanscom Federal Credit Union has been named as the Department of the Air Force's Credit Union of the Year for 2017 in the $1 billion and above category. It's an honor that's given every year to an Air Force credit union that offers the highest quality financial products and services, as well as demonstrates membership growth and community support.

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Topics: Credit Unions, Hanscom FCU, Military

Hanscom FCU's Financial Education Programs Win Excellence Award

Posted by Diana Burrell on Sep 14, 2018 8:42:22 AM

Earlier this summer Hanscom FCU was presented with the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Award in recognition of our member outreach during America Saves Week, February 26 - March 3, 2018. The award was given by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which coordinates the week-long spring campaign.

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Topics: Military, Financial Wellness

Get ready for changes to military retirement plans

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 7, 2017 1:02:38 PM

The US Military retirement system is making big changes. Starting January 1, 2018, the Department of Defense will implement a new retirement system, affecting about 2.2 million people. If you are among that number, you have some decisions to make.

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Topics: Savings, Military, Retirement

Military Saves Week: Your Key to Saving Success!

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Feb 22, 2017 2:15:15 PM

So, how is your savings account looking these days? If it’s not quite where you want it, consider recommitting to a regular savings habit. Even a small amount, saved repeatedly, can put you on the path to financial wellness.

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Topics: Savings, Military

A Spouse’s Pre-Deployment Financial Checklist

Posted by Josh Paul on Oct 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Hanscom FCU Resource: A Spouse’s Pre-Deployment Financial Checklist

Getting ready for a husband or wife in the military to be deployed is an emotional time. Financial issues might not be at the front of your mind, but having a plan in place before your spouse leaves can help relieve money-related stress later on.

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Topics: Military

America Saves Week: Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Feb 22, 2016 1:15:00 PM

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager
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Topics: Money Management, Military

Military Families: Consider These Special Budget Items

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on May 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Because your military family faces some financial realities that are different than civilian households, careful budgeting is a must. If you use a standard budget worksheet, though, you may get the nagging feeling you are missing a few key categories. Here are some types of income, spending and saving you should take special care not to forget.

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Topics: Military, budget

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