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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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5 Steps to a New Financial You in 2017

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 2, 2016 7:24:00 AM


Holiday shoppers have been careful each holiday season to make their lists and check them twice. Budgets have become more discerning, and savers have become better planners for their holiday spending, prioritizing savings along the way.

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Topics: Money Management

Saving on Diapers: The Bottom Line

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

My wife and I are the parents of two boys, ages 3 and 19 months. When we were pregnant with our kids (yes, even the second son, because apparently the first one being alive did nothing for our childrearing reputation), the unsolicited advice rolled in faster than a Big Papi homerun ball bounces across Landsdowne Street. 

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Be Smart About Skipping a Payment

Posted by Patti Conty on May 31, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Taking a holiday from your bills sounds great. You keep this month’s payment in your checking account and just pick up where you left off next month, right? Not exactly. Here are four things to think about when deciding whether or not to skip your payment.

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Topics: Money Management

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

Winter Checklist for Saving on Heating Bills

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Feb 19, 2016 6:30:00 AM

High winter heating bills might seem like a “grin and bear it” proposition. After all, you have to heat your home. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to just shell out the maximum amount. There are several ways you can keep your home toasty more efficiently, saving yourself as much as 20% on your winter bills.

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Topics: Money Management

Yard Sale Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Feb 2, 2016 10:50:11 AM

Spring is just around the corner, and that means a new season for yard sales. Now is a great time to begin planning a sale. Include family, friends and neighbors to make it a social event. You’ll be reducing clutter, helping to recycle, enjoying company, and making a few dollars.

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Topics: Money Management

How to adjust to a change in payday cycles

Posted by Maria Porto on Feb 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Is your company switching up payday cycles this year? It doesn’t seem that a change should be too difficult, but that isn’t always the case. The adjustment can cause havoc for many families. Today, I have tips you can share with your employees about adjusting to a change in payday cycles. This advice is offered by our financial counseling partner, Balance Financial Fitness Program:

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Topics: Money Management

What’s your spending style?

Posted by Maria Porto on Jan 29, 2016 8:33:17 AM

Do you spend money to feel better after a bad day? Do you have a hard time saying no when your kids get the gimmes while shopping? We all have unique styles when it comes to spending and saving money, some for the good and some – well – that get us in financial trouble every now and then.

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Topics: Money Management

Tax Time: 4 Steps to Organize Before You Begin

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jan 7, 2016 3:26:40 PM

Compiling everything you need in order to prepare your federal income taxes is often a bigger challenge than actually doing them. Though the process of locating forms and documents may feel overwhelming, it really just requires knowing what you need and an organized approach to hunting and gathering.

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Topics: Money Management, Taxes

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