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200 Saving Tips and Counting!

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2016 11:09:27 AM

We kicked off 2016 with #CUSave2016, a year-long money-saving initiative filled with ideas and tips to save money. Get tips on saving in every part of life. Small daily changes add up to big savings!

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Topics: Savings, CUSave2016

How can I reach one million dollars in savings?

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Jun 3, 2016 12:13:44 PM

 No matter your age, there is an answer to this question. And I’ll share it with you in this blog. Depending on how old you are and how much you have in savings, you are either going to like the answer or not.

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Topics: Savings

9 Ways to Roll Back the Cost of New Tires

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Jun 2, 2016 11:19:26 AM

Don’t let the cost of new wheels drive you crazy! You don’t have to burn money when you burn rubber. If you’re in the market for new tires, take these nine money-saving tips for a spin.

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Topics: Savings

Surprising Student Discounts and Deals

Posted by Trish Reske on Feb 25, 2016 9:53:13 AM


Being a student can be expensive, especially when it comes to paying for college or post-graduate school. That’s why if you are a student – or if you are the parent of a current student – it pays to become educated in the ways one can save money by flashing a student ID. Not everyone is aware of the all of the deals discounts that are out there – and how they can add up.

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Topics: College, Youth, Savings, CU Thrive

Three Tips to Build a Financial Safety Net

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Jan 7, 2016 9:18:58 AM

If you’re like many young Americans, a large chunk of your income goes toward paying down debt. Paying off student loans and credit cards as soon as possible is a smart move – you can save on interest payments and improve your credit score. 

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Topics: Savings, Budgeting

To cool down wedding expenses, think winter.

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 21, 2015 7:30:00 AM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we don’t mean Christmas or Hanukkah. We’re singing the praises of winter weddings. Why? Couples in the Northeast who tie the knot anywhere between January and March can enjoy more flexibility in wedding planning, save a bundle on their budget, and host a wedding and reception that’s memorable. Here are some reasons why you may want to wait until the beginning of a New Year for your new life together.

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Topics: Savings, Weddings

Make a date now to use your holiday gift cards

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 16, 2015 8:15:46 AM

Christmas in January? It might be the best post-holiday pay-off if you plan now to use your holiday gift cards. You know how this Christmas story goes:

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Topics: Money Management, Holidays, Financial Planning, Savings, Budgeting, Gifts, gift cards

Life on a Budget: 10 Free Boston Events for Your Summer Selfies

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Aug 20, 2015 8:52:02 AM

All summer, our Life on a Budget series has been exploring very cool things to do in the Boston area without spending any money. Yep, free admission! This week, visit one of the country’s most popular zoos, stop by the annual GreenFest, play some Pokemon, take in a classic movie, and more!

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Topics: Savings

5 Lessons from My First Job

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 15, 2015 11:58:00 AM

“It’s going to be hot,” the hiring manager said, testing if I would be willing to take the job.

I was already in hot water. Having just graduated from high school, I was on top of the world and looking forward to working in a marina for the summer on the shores of Lake Erie. College was slated for the fall, and my financial aid required my contribution for living expenses. Alas, the marina’s owner sold the marina in June along with my summer job and planned college expense income. I was feeling desperate.

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Topics: Money Management, Savings

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