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September 2018  
September 2018

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Buy Holyoke Now Fall Open House 2018
Are you looking to buy a new home in Holyoke?


On Sunday, September 30, 2018 the Buy Holyoke Now Committee will be holding its annual Fall Open House Event from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Spend the day looking at the wonderful home options to be found in Holyoke. From Springdale to the Highlands, from Oakdale to the Fruit Bowl, there are homes for everyone and for every budget. The event will kick off at Community Field at 10:30 am. Come and see what homes are available that day and meet members of the committee before starting your search for a new home.


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Keeping Score
Facing up to a bad credit score

Your credit score will nose its way into every major milestone of your life, from buying your first car to purchasing a home.  Good credit can help you score better deals while a bad credit score can bring you down financially and emotionally.

Here are some tips on how to cope if you have bad credit:





Reverse Mortgage Seminar at HCU
Learn how a reverse mortgage could help you!

Holyoke Credit Union will be hosting a free Reverse Mortgage Seminar on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at our main branch at 490 Westfield Road, Holyoke. 

For people 62 years old or older, this product is designed to help you improve your cash flow, set up a rainy day fund and preserve your nest egg.

Learn about the significant benefits of a reverse mortgage and how it can help you!

Space is limited so call today to reserve your seat.

Call Barbara at 413-278-6833 or email her at bbaran@holyokecu.com

If you would like more information on reverse mortgages, you can call Brian Ahern, our Reverse Mortgage Specialist, at 413-278-6831 or email him at bahern@holyokecu.com.



Identity Theft Protection (HCU/IDRestore)
Another great service provided by HCU to our members!

What do you do if you’ve become a victim of identity theft?  Don’t panic. HCU has you covered with HCU/IDRestore!

Holyoke Credit Union has partnered with one of the most trusted names in identity theft protection to provide our members with access to a comprehensive suite of services to address fraud created by identity theft if it should happen to you or a family member. Restoring your identity on your own can be time-consuming and stressful, which makes our HCU/IDRestore service very valuable.





Determining Your Car-Buying Budget
Avoid overspending by calculating your monthly budget ahead of time

Buying a new car is an exciting process, especially when you’ve been saving and waiting for the right one to come along. Cars are an expensive investment that take time and consideration. Before you hit the dealership, do a little math and determine both your overall and monthly budget.




Factors That Influence Your Home's Value
Four factors that impact the value of your home

Your home will probably be your greatest financial investment, and doing what you can to protect that investment it is a constant effort. The best way to understand how value works when it comes to your home is to learn what these elements are.




Taking Out a Loan When Your Savings Fall Short
Should a personal loan cover your financial needs in an emergency?

Ideally, you would never need more money than your savings allow. However, a sudden problem such as a medical emergency or high credit card debt could place a demand on your finances beyond what your savings can handle. At this point, taking out a personal loan to cover the costs could be your best choice.




Buying vs. Leasing Your Equipment
The benefits of buying and leasing business equipment

Whether you’re starting up an accounting firm, a family-owned restaurant or a farm, you’re going to need equipment to get your business up and running. This will be one of the more significant financial decisions in a process filled with major money moves, and you will want to take the time necessary to consider whether buying or leasing better suits your needs.




Guide to Investing in Your 40s
How to prepare for retirement even with a late start
In your forties, investing in your future should be one of your top priorities. Even if you made saving a main concern in your twenties, you may still find it useful to reassess and redouble your efforts now. Fortunately, there is yet plenty of time to make up lost ground or to refine your investment strategy.



Is Pet Insurance for You?
Consider protecting your pet from the unknown
Pets have both regular and unexpected medical costs, and like humans they can have medical insurance to cover the expenses. Is this form of insurance right for you and your pet?



Business Trip Packing Tips
Travel light during corporate excursions
Although traveling for work can be stressful, you can take the headache out of packing for your next professional trip by implementing these helpful packing strategies.



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