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Money Market and Higher Yield Savings Accounts Explained

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 4:03:03 PM

Our Money Market and Higher Yield Savings accounts are both great savings vehicles when you're looking for a no-risk return on your money. Your funds at Hanscom FCU are federally insured up to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. The following chart can help you understand how these accounts differ from each other so you can make the best decision for your finances.

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Topics: Money Management, Saving Money, Cars, Motorcycles

Setting Up a Small Business in 2019

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 3:44:42 PM

A recent survey by The UPS Store, Inc., reveals that 66 percent of their respondents dream of opening a small business, motivated by desires such as being their own boss, seeing their idea come to life, and/or forging a new career path. Also high on respondents’ lists was their optimism that it’s a good time to start a small business.

Perhaps you’ve got the itch to strike out on your own and feel like 2019 is the year to take that leap of faith. Or maybe you’ve already hung up your shingle and need assistance as you grow. At Hanscom FCU, we want you to know we have tools and products designed for small businesses like yours, whether you’re an independent contractor, a mom-and-pop operation, or a fledgling corporation poised to be the next big thing.

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Topics: Small Business, Saving Money, Business

Enjoy These Travel Benefits With Your CASH + REWARDS World Mastercard®

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 1, 2019 3:20:00 PM

As you're making vacation plans, your Hanscom FCU CASH + REWARDS World Mastercard can offer you many travel benefits. Here’s how:

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Topics: Hanscom FCU, Saving Money

Why You Should Pay in Local Currency When Traveling Abroad

Posted by Diana Burrell on Jul 18, 2018 12:25:00 PM

When I mentioned to a co-worker that I was vacationing in Europe this summer, this intrepid traveler shared an excellent money-saving tip with me:

When you're using your credit card to pay for a purchase in a foreign country, make sure you're charged in local currency, not your home currency.

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Topics: Credit Card, Saving Money, Travel

6 Summer Saving Tips

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jun 30, 2018 1:29:00 PM

Everybody loves summer, right? School’s out. Students are graduating. Friends are getting married. And everybody’s thinking vacay! Trouble is, the costs for all that fun can add up and sink your savings goals in the process. The good news is that with a little planning, you and your family can enjoy all that summer has to offer, without busting your budget.

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Topics: Savings, Saving Money

How To Plan For Financial Emergencies

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 18, 2018 7:57:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice to adapt to change easily and gracefully? To offset the wallet-shock an unexpected life change can bring? You can.

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Topics: Savings, Saving Money

Financing Fido: How to Keep Pet Costs on a Leash

Posted by Sandra Quadros Bowles on Feb 27, 2018 10:51:11 AM

Our pets provide emotional support, physical protection and endless entertainment. It’s no wonder that so many animal lovers consider their pets priceless.

Sixty-eight percent of US households own a pet, according to a 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey released by the American Pet Product Association. Dog ownership tops the list at 48 percent, with cat ownership at 38 percent. Both statistics are up a few percentage points from the last survey, conducted in 2014.

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Topics: Money Management, Savings, Saving Money, budget

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