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Debt Consolidation – What Are Your Options?
Words of Wisdom from HCU

It’s already the end of March 2018 and was your New Year’s Resolution to get control of your debt? Are you still struggling to do so? Take a look at HCU’s four (4) debt consolidation tips below, and then give us a call. We can help!




Some important terms you should know when buying a home.
Homebuyer Terminology 101

Buying a home can be a very daunting experience, especially if it is your first time or you haven’t gone through the experience in many years.  The process can be long and complicated, especially if you don’t understand what is being asked of or expected of you.

The Home Loan Consultants at HCU want to help.  Over the next few months we will be providing you with a quick look at Home Buying Terms and definitions to make the process a little less confusing.





Phishing Schemes Make IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams for 2018
Individuals, Businesses, Tax Pros Urged to Remain Vigilant

WASHINGTON — Following continuing threats to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today listed email “phishing” schemes as a top filing season concern and part of the annual listing of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018.

The IRS warned taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to be alert to fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These attempts can expand during tax season and remain a major identity theft threat.





Save the Date! - May 5, 2018
Community Shred Day at West Springfield Branch

Holyoke Credit Union, in partnership with Proshred Security, will be having a Community Shred Day at our West Springfield Branch!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Holyoke Credit Union
333 Elm Street
West Springfield

Bring your old tax records, checks, employment records, bank statements, credit card applications…anything you might want shredded for your protection.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a member!

Come check out our West Springfield branch and enjoy a coffee and donut on us!



2018 Vehicles with the Highest Safety Ratings
Discover the safest models in each major vehicle segment

If you want to know which vehicles are the safest in each segment, Nathan Bomey of USA Today recommends consulting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the two leading experts on vehicle-based safety.




CEO Message – Reverse Mortgages - What, Why and How.
Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs)

Enjoy your retirement! Holyoke Credit Union has partnered with Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF), an industry leader in Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). Now any homeowner age 62 or older, with a home that’s paid off or with sufficient home equity, can apply for a HECM.




Keeping Business and Personal Finances Separate
Learn why keeping business money out of your personal accounts is best

Whether your business is just starting or has been running strong for years, there is one thing you should do right away if you haven’t already: separate your personal and business financials. It can be tempting to keep your money all in one place, but in reality it can open you up to trouble. The following suggestions will help you keep everything straight.




7 Expenses You Can Cut
Save a little dough by cutting these budget-draining expenses
Saving money can be difficult, but it can often be as simple as cutting certain things or activities from your daily life. Save money by cutting the following suggested money drains from your budget.



Should You Get Pet Insurance?
Is pet insurance worth it?
If you have your vet on speed dial, you might be wondering if it’s time to buy pet insurance and if it’s really worth paying a monthly or yearly fee to save on expensive treatments.



Healthy Late-Night Snacks
Enjoy tasty snacks before bedtime while maintaining a trim waistline
A major challenge of dieting is to lower your caloric intake while increasing your energy expenditure. While burning off calories is a crucial step to achieving any fitness goal, it can also leave you hungry. Here are 10 low-fat snacks that will help stave off hunger while keeping you on track with your diet, particularly when those late-night munchies hit.



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