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Setting Up Your New Holiday Devices Securely 12/31/2020

Did you get a snappy new electronic, internet-connected device for the holidays? If you did, here are the steps you should take to get that new “toy” up and running safely.

Why pay more on your mortgage? 11/30/2020

Here’s a great trick to save thousands on your home mortgage! Not only that, but you can pay it off many years ahead of schedule.

Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Users In The Bullseye For Cybercrime 10/29/2020

The popularity of Microsoft Office 365, especially among enterprise worldwide, is a force to be reckoned with. Designed with business in mind, the office suite offers applications that helps an enterprise keep track of itself, its customers, and the bottom line.

Avoid These 3 Common Financial Mistakes 09/29/2020

When it comes to dieting and budgeting, it’s amazing how similar the advice is for both, based upon simple inflow and outflow principles. For example, how many times have we heard, “burn more calories than you consume,” or “spend less than you make?”

Why Keep Your Money in a Credit Union? 08/31/2020

Bank Run : When consumers pull all their money from their accounts in fear that their financial institution will run out of funds. The result is people stuffing their mattresses with wads of cash.

Four Affordable Swimming Pool Tips 07/31/2020

With folks working from home and many canceling their vacation plans this summer, pool sales have increased between 25%-35% in MA. You may be one of the folks interested in purchasing a pool for yourself. The only problem is there’s no money tree growing next to the site of your new pool. You need to approach this project economically so you don’t go off the deep end of your household budget.

COVID-19 Savings on Car insurance 06/30/2020

During this time of social spacing and face coverings, you can save more than just at the gas pump.

3 Credit Score Myths Debunked 05/28/2020

Your credit score is just one of the many factors including your income, employment history etc. that determine the amount of debt you can handle. That being said, having a good credit score does give you more options. The great news is that low scores can be improved over time.

How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report 05/28/2020

If there is something incorrect on your credit report, here is how to fix it.

Time To Put Your Credit On Ice? 04/28/2020

A credit freeze, which prevents the opening of any new credit accounts in your name, can be an effective tool. It works because once you’ve frozen your credit, new lenders can’t look at your credit report without your permission … which stops identity thieves cold in their tracks.

4 Ways To Use Your Stimulus Check 04/27/2020

Now more than ever, financial wellness is top of mind as people are looking for answers on best practices to manage their funds during these uncertain times.

4 Simple Financial Fitness Activities that Parents & Students Can Do at Home 04/15/2020

With April being Financial Literacy Month, why not propose an activity that is educational and fun? You might even learn something new yourself.

5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health Amidst COVID-19 04/13/2020

Here are five concrete ways for you to jumpstart your financial wellness in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Right of Rescission 03/16/2020

The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) is a federal law in the United, created in 1968. According to Investopedia, TILA's purpose is "to help protect consumers in their dealings with lenders and creditors." The Right of Rescission is specifically meant to allow consumers to back out of certain transactions with lenders within a three-day window with no questions asked. Once the rescission has been made, "the lender must give up its claim to the property." The lender then has 20 days to refund all fees.

13 Reasons To Love A Credit Union 02/14/2020

Fall in love with a Credit Union this Valentine's day.

4 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes 01/17/2020

The stars have aligned and finally, instead of just watching those house hunting shows, it’s your turn to being the search for your first home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, 34% of all home buyers are first-time buyers. In addition, 65% of those first-time, would-be homeowners are under the age of 37.

What’s in Your Credit Report? 01/17/2020

The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles everyone to one free credit report every year from each of the three nationwide credit bureaus, but many consumers don’t take advantage of it.