HRCCU Blog on Finance, Banking, Saving & More – Page 3

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11 Ways to Save at The Grocery Store

Are we paying attention? As always, food prices increase with steady regularity, but in small increments that might go unnoticed. Even the smallest changes can add up over time and have a big impact on your wallet (and bank account credit card debt, etc.). There is no way to avoid it: groceries cost money. But… Read more »

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8 Tax Deductible Options You Don’t Know About Yet

Tax season can be an exciting, yet stressful time of year. Fewer realizations are more painful than discovering a missed deduction that could have increased your tax refund or decreased the state or federal taxes you owe. Unless this is the first year you’ve filed taxes on your own, you are probably familiar with the… Read more »

How has COVID-19 Influenced Mortgage Rates?

As winter gives way to a spring thaw that will soon turn to summer, the housing market typically (during an average year) sees an uptick in activity from home buyers and sellers.

5 Ways to Manage Time and Money With Online Banking

As the old adage goes, time is money. As time becomes more and more of a premium in the modern-day and things seem to move more rapidly than ever, you need banking that follows suit. With the advent of more sophisticated and user-friendly online banking tools in recent years many financial institutions have made it… Read more »

Beware of Scams and Phishing Attempts During COVID-19.

At HRCCU, security and education is one of our top priorities for our members. In uncertain times, scammers and fraudsters will capitalize on the vulnerability of organizations and individuals. We have already begun to see an increase of scammers calling members and suspicious emails flooding inboxes. Below are a few steps to help you avoid… Read more »

HRCCU Stands Strong with Local Communities

In times of uncertainly and struggle, HRCCU understands that as an organization we need to support our local communities. Our core values at HRCCU include communication, collaboration and integrity. With these values, comes great responsibility and the need to act during challenging times such as the novel coronavirus.

Why Interest Rates Fluctuate

If you’ve taken out a mortgage, auto loan, or even own a credit card, there’s a good chance that you understand the fundamentals of interest rates. You borrow a certain amount of money that you will pay back over an agreed upon time period. Now, because the creditor or financial institution is loaning the money,… Read more »