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6 Ways Subscription Boxes Can Save You Money

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Nov 5, 2018 9:18:00 AM

Years ago, if you had a subscription to something, it was probably for a magazine, newspaper, or compact discs (remember “eight CDs for penny?”). Today, it seems you can subscribe to just about anything via a subscription box and maybe even save a little money to boot. Dinner, razors, new outfits, cleaning supplies – you name it, there's probably a merchant out there with a subscription box to suit your needs ... or wants, whims, and wallet!

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Topics: budget, Savings, Deals

7 Winter Energy Savings Tips

Posted by Trish Reske on Oct 29, 2018 4:31:00 PM

Heating your home can be expensive, and this year it may be more so. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is forecasting that heating bills for American families will be higher than last year because of higher forecast energy prices. They predict natural gas bills to rise by 5%, electricity by 3% and home heating oil by a whopping 20%. How can you cut the high costs of heating your home this winter? Here are 7 winter energy savings tips that'll bring the cost of heating your home down:

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Topics: Savings, Home Ownership, budget

Get Ready for a Tax Holiday in Massachusetts!

Posted by Diana Burrell on Aug 7, 2018 2:05:53 PM

If you've had your eye on a new laptop or need to replace a washer/dryer, this may be a good weekend to drop some serious cash. Last week Massachusetts lawmakers passed an economic development bill that includes a tax-free holiday on the weekend of August 11-12, 2018...the first tax-free holiday since 2015!

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Topics: Savings, Money Management

Emergency savings accounts: Where to stash your cash

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 1, 2018 1:48:00 PM

What if your income stream suddenly stopped? Would paying for the essentials be difficult? What if an unexpected expense, such as a medical bill, popped up? Would you be able to pay it? Many people turn to credit to help them make ends meet in difficult times. While it may provide temporary relief, it could cost you, as interest accumulates on your balance if you cannot pay it in full. Not to mention, it may be a struggle to make the payments each month.

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Topics: Savings, Money Management

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

Get a $100 Cash Reward With Sprint

Posted by Diana Burrell on Jun 6, 2018 3:12:51 PM

Hanscom FCU is always looking for ways for our members to save more money, which is why we've partnered with a program called Love My Credit Union Rewards. This program offers our members unique discounts and offers, like the one from Sprint, which gives members a $100 cash reward for every new line they activate or transfer (3 lines maximum) and $50 for each existing Sprint line transferred into the Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards program. On top of this, members get a $50 Loyalty Cash Reward each year for every line activated or transferred.

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Topics: Savings, Deals, Hanscom FCU

10 great ways to spend a tax refund

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 20, 2018 7:07:00 AM

*This publication is only intended to be used for general informational purposes. Consult a tax professional for the most current data and/or personal advice.

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Topics: Taxes, Savings

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

5 Reasons to Start an Emergency Fund

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:23:39 PM

A number of unexpected expenses could cause you unnecessary financial strain if you don’t have emergency savings. Here are five great reasons to start an emergency fund today.

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Topics: Savings, Money Management, Financial Wellness

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: budget, Money Management, Saving Money, Savings

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