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5 Steps to Save Money With Your Checking Account

Posted by Diana Burrell on Jun 8, 2018 8:40:51 AM

We typically think of a checking account as a tool to help us manage the ho-hum aspects of our daily financial lives: we use it write checks for the babysitter, to get cash from the ATM at lunchtime, and to pay for groceries after work. We don't usually think of our checking accounts as something that can save us – or make us – money. But maybe we should rethink our checking. 

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Topics: Money Management, Checking, Mobile Banking

Understanding Different Types of Student Loans

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on May 3, 2017 1:24:29 PM

If you or a family member will be attending college soon, you’ve probably noticed that the sticker price for a college education has risen considerably in recent years. According to Sallie Mae’s study How America Pays for College 2016, families spent on average $23,688 for college in the 2015-16 academic year, and two in five of them borrowed at least some money to help pay the tab.

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Topics: Money Management, Mobile Banking

Use a Mobile Wallet to Check Out Fast

Posted by Patti Conty on Feb 8, 2017 11:22:28 AM

My daughter made a purchase at a mall store recently. She stood at the register, counting out change from her piggy bank. The folks in line behind us smiled indulgently, charmed by her earnestness.

Try that at a busy grocery check-out, and you’ll more likely get an eye roll. Faster is better when your ice cream is melting on the conveyor belt.

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Topics: Money Management, Mobile Banking

Coast-to-Coast Access with CO-OP Shared Branching

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 23, 2017 9:44:45 AM

Did you know you can access your Hanscom FCU accounts at any CO-OP Shared Branch? That’s 5,484 locations from coast to coast.

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Topics: Money Management, Hanscom FCU, Mobile Banking

These 3 Mobile Banking Tools Simplified My Life

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Jan 3, 2017 2:22:10 PM

I love modern technology – especially in the world of financial services. It has given local banks and credit unions the ability to provide the same service as the big banks and yet still maintain that local flavor and outstanding member service.

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Topics: Money Management, Hanscom FCU, Mobile Banking

Paper Checks a Pain? Use EasyDeposit for Fast Relief!

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Oct 6, 2016 7:11:49 AM

Have you ever wanted to deposit a check the minute you received it? Do you wish there was a fast, easy way to make that deposit?

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Topics: Online Banking, Mobile Banking

No More IOUs for You

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Oct 4, 2016 8:55:10 AM

You know the routine. The gang is at lunch, and it’s time to pay the tab.

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Topics: Online Banking, Mobile Banking

Why check your account balances regularly?  Well, let me tell you.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Aug 25, 2016 8:05:55 AM

 

Last Friday, I had just got home when my wife texted to let me know she just finished shopping at Target and wouldn’t be home for dinner. Not being much of a cook, I logged on to my mobile app to see what she spent and whether or not I could take my kids out for a quick meal.

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Topics: Online Banking, security, Mobile Banking

How Account Alerts Protect Against Fraud

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 20, 2015 10:28:00 AM

I check my Hanscom FCU accounts online frequently – call it an occupational hazard. My spouse gets an email every time I mistype my password, so he’s convinced that I can’t remember it. Recently he suggested we change to an easier password.

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Topics: security, Mobile Banking

Seven Popular Mobile Banking Activities

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jun 26, 2015 8:58:00 AM

A revealing report from the Federal Reserve, titled Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2015, highlights what consumers are doing when they access account information on a mobile app.

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Topics: Mobile Banking

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