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Back to School Expenses

The average family doing back-to-school shopping spends just under $300 per student – but ...

Understanding IRAs

An individual retirement account or IRA is an investment account that enables individuals ...

Five Summer Scams to Watc...

Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you need to protect yourself this summer; the season is a h...

Finding Forgotten Money

Discovering a few dollar bills in your pocket is exciting, but what if you unexpectedly fo...

Get Ahead on Holiday Expe...

Think it’s too early to start planning for the winter holidays? Think again!

6 Savings Tips for Attend...

Between pre-wedding showers, parties, gifts, and travel expenses, celebrating a marriage, ...

How Can I Keep My Credit ...

Life happens. It might not be always possible to keep credit card balances low but when yo...

Q&A: Answering Questions ...

Curious to learn more about the ins and outs of borrowing money? Read on for an FAQ about ...

5-Minute Guide to Financi...

Purchase the right car, and you’ll spend your time traveling in safety and comfort. Purcha...

Car Shopping: Leasing vs....

Should you lease a car or buy a car? This is a question that many car shoppers face and th...

What to Know About the Ch...

Families with dependent children are about to receive advanced payments as part of the Ame...

5 Steps to Increase Your ...

Whether you’re a few years from retirement age or just beginning your professional career,...

Steps to Take to Figure O...

It's never a bad time to start to figure out your finances and the steps to take when it c...

Summer Fun on a Budget

There’s something special about those summer days. Whether you’re enjoying a break from sc...

Recap: Personal Finance S...

HUECU’s Annual Personal Finance Summit was a hit! With over 500 registrants, our members w...

5 Tips for a Cost-Efficie...

A home renovation project is one of those rare opportunities where you get to spend money ...

What Should You do if You...

With an estimated 1 in 3 Americans experiencing identity theft, it’s important to know wha...

Understanding Different T...

While all loans have the same basic idea – borrow now, pay later – there are key distincti...

When is the Right Time to...

How do you know when it’s time to hire a financial planner? Before jumping into this quest...

The Costly Cs of Personal...

When it comes to personal finance budgeting, have you ever heard of the “Costly C’s?” Thes...

Backyard BBQ on a Budget

Summer is just about here! What better way to celebrate than with a backyard BBQ? We’ve co...

Rule of 72: What to Save,...

Establishing a sturdy foundation for your financial health starts with saving money. At so...

Understanding Life Insura...

When planning for the future, life insurance can be an important consideration. However, m...

Behavioral Economics and ...

Staying on track with your finances all the time can be difficult. Sometimes you just want...

Just in Time for Summer: ...

Summer is here — finally! And for many, that means some much-needed beach days with the fa...

Are prepaid cards effecti...

As a national nonprofit guiding people to financial health and wellness, our partners at G...

Secured vs. Unsecured Loa...

There are two different types of loans: secured loans and unsecured loans. Understanding t...

Bills You Should Pay Firs...

When money is tight, it might be difficult to pay all of your monthly bills. You may have ...

4 Tips for Using Credit C...

Figuring out how to manage a credit card might be the best step to take, wherever you are ...

Credit Freeze vs. Fraud A...

When you’re the victim of fraud, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your ...

Credit Inquiries: What Yo...

Your credit score dictates a lot in your life — from your interest rates to whether or not...

Spring Town Hall Recap

HUECU’s Spring Town Hall was held this past Friday, May 14th, with President and CEO Craig...

You've Been Scammed: Now ...

Many people who fall prey to a scam feel ashamed that it happened. Just remember: You’re n...

Unlucky in Love: How to A...

In 2010, MTV’s “Catfish” made waves, first as a feature-length documentary and subsequentl...

Understanding the Differe...

There are plenty of similarities between frauds and scams, and probably the biggest simila...

Choosing a First Credit C...

Sometimes, credit cards get a bad rap. While it’s never a good idea to spend above your me...

Selecting Medical Insuran...

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just affected Americans’ health – it’s also affected our heal...

HUECU Receives SUP Champi...

On April 22nd, Harvard University Employees Credit Union was honored to receive the Summer...

What you need to know abo...

Imagine this situation: you’re searching for a job and you finally receive an offer. Hoora...

7 Credit Card Perks You M...

When was the last time you fully read a terms and conditions agreement? We know…boring! Te...

A Guide to Zero-Based Bud...

Sometimes the hardest part about budgeting is sticking to a plan. The “set it and forget i...

Disputing Credit Card Cha...

What happens if you see a charge on your credit card statement that you don’t recognize or...

Happy Earth Day!

The concept of sustainable living often comes with common misconceptions of being expensiv...

Understanding Loan Repaym...

From car loans and student loans, to home mortgages and credit cards: there are hundreds o...

Join the HUECU Step Up fo...

Harvard University Employees Credit Union is participating in a month-long steps challenge...

Elder Fraud: What to Know...

Elder fraud is a big deal. It affects 1 in 5 people over the age of 65, leading seniors to...

Roadmap to College: Compa...

Springtime is a busy season for anyone attending college next fall. In March and April, pr...

Homebuying: What happens ...

Half the challenge of homebuying is finding a house you love, in a great neighborhood, at ...

Choose Your Reward with S...

HUECU is providing new benefits for members with two new Smart Rewards Checking accounts. ...

Congratulations 2021 Coll...

At HUECU, we’re committed to helping students reach their financial and academic goals. Th...

Financial Tips for Women

At the end of 2020, Citigroup named Jane Fraser its next CEO, making her the first ever wo...

2021 Annual Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Harvard University Employees Credit Union held its 81st Annual ...

Assembling a Homebuying T...

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make – and sometimes, it ...

How to Recognize and Avoi...

At the beginning of March, four U.S. senators proposed a bipartisan bill to help safeguard...

Finance Spring Clean: Dos...

Happy spring! Daylight savings time is here, and with the days getting longer, there’s no ...

The Importance of a Good ...

When’s the last time you checked your credit score? This three-digit number helps financia...

Relocation Tips for New M...

With the excitement of Match Day, medical students around the country are preparing for th...

How Do You Pre-Qualify to...

With mortgage rates still hitting record lows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people ar...

Preparing for Taxes Amids...

When it comes to COVID-19, there’s no better word to describe it: unprecedented. The pande...

I’m Financially Independe...

Financial independence is a tricky concept that can mean different things to different peo...

Should You Invest in Stoc...

In January 2021, a struggling video game retailer dominated global headlines. The story of...

HUECU Launches New Cash-B...

If you’re the type of person who likes earning rewards without having to think about it, H...

2021 Annual Meeting

The HUECU 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 30th at 1:00 P.M. E...

How to Save Money as a Fa...

This year, celebrate America Saves Week by learning how to save money as a family!

America Saves Week: Savin...

America Saves Week is a full week dedicated to helping you kickstart your savings by promo...

10 Tips to Save Automatic...

There’s a reason that automation is the way of the world these days; it saves time and kee...

Recap: HUECU Town Hall wi...

HUECU’s first quarter Town Hall was held this past Friday, February 12th, with President a...

Keep Your Money Habits Go...

2020 was a challenging year in many ways, but the bright side is that many people have dev...

Should You Take Early Ret...

With ongoing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of companies are n...

3 Questions About Managin...

Asking questions can be a great way to gain wisdom and insight. Spend time with younger ch...

Valentine's Day on a Budg...

Valentine’s Day this year is a time for some well-deserved relaxation, indulging (hello ch...

5 Key Steps to Achieving ...

Achieving financial freedom means taking ownership of your finances, so that you feel empo...

Take Control of Your Fina...

The financial decisions you make today can have far-reaching impacts for your financial fu...

Financial Aid Application...

College costs are continuously increasing, fortunately, financial aid is available to help...

Your 2021 Debt Repayment ...

From credit cards and student loans, to home mortgages and more, the average American has ...

Recap: Wintersession Fina...

On January 13th and 14th, HUECU had the opportunity to host our 10th annual Wintersession:...

Are You Prepared to File ...

In just a few months, the IRS tax filing deadline for 2020 (April 15th) will be sneaking u...

0% APR: Should You Transf...

The start of a new year means tempting special offers to open a new credit card, including...

Set Your Financial Goals ...

A new year brings new goals or, for some of us, the continuation of prior goals. Whether i...

Five Tips to Protect Your...

Millions of scams are reported to the federal government every year, and, unfortunately, w...

New Year, New Money Habit...

The New Year is a time for powerful new beginnings. It also presents an opportunity to loo...

How to Curb Online Spendi...

As we abide by stay-at-home orders, many of us spend hours in front of the computer each d...

A Plan to Reduce Financia...

Our partners at GreenPath Financial provide a plan to help reduce financial stress this ho...

HUECU's Student Advisory ...

As we wrap up the fall semester, we wanted to introduce you to our 2020-2021 Student Advis...

Money Tips for New Parent...

We should all aim to build strong financial skills at every age and every stage of our liv...

Personal Liability Insura...

Insurance isn’t just about protecting your own person and property – it’s also about ensur...

The Newly Married Financi...

Did you know that early fall is the most popular time of the year to get married? It’s tru...

Are You Financially Prepa...

With the winter storm season close at hand, now is an excellent time to review your family...

Saving Tips for Holiday S...

Holiday shopping will look a little different in 2020, with many people opting to stay at ...

Homebuying Upfront Costs

There’s so much to think about when it comes to buying a home! Before you decide on a pric...

Home Office on a Budget

With many people still working from home and the holiday sales season fast approaching, no...

How to Prevent Identity T...

We’re now entering the biggest shopping season of the year, and unfortunately, it’s also a...

5 Tips to Start Saving Du...

Our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness have provided some key ideas about saving – w...

Thank you, Frontline Work...

During this season of thanks and always, HUECU staff are grateful for all the frontline wo...

HUECU Announces New CFO

HUECU is excited to announce that Katie Armstrong has joined the Credit Union as the Chief...

Saving Energy and Saving ...

With a new year just around the corner, many people are putting some serious thought into ...

A Quick Financial Guide t...

If you’re a current military service member or if you’ve served in the past, you and your ...

Giving Back for the Holid...

With the winter holidays just around the corner, many people are taking the opportunity to...

Dental Hygiene and Your F...

Dental costs can add up fast but it’s equally true that delaying dental care can have a ma...

Is Now a Good Time to Do ...

You’re probably tired of hearing it, but it bears saying again – 2020 has been an unpreced...

How is Your Credit Score ...

It's "National Get Smart About Credit Day"! Our partners at GreenPath Financial have provi...

Open Enrollment and HUECU...

Every year, employers provide an “Open Enrollment” period for employees to review their be...

World Food Day

Did you know that October 16th is World Food Day? This international event is organized by...

Money Concepts to Cover W...

No matter how old your children are, there’s always an age-appropriate way to have a conve...

HUECU's 2021 Calendar Pho...

HUECU hosted a Calendar Photo Contest in which members submitted their photos for our 2021...

The “Buying a Car” Checkl...

Thinking about buying a car? You’re certainly not alone. Living amidst the pandemic, many ...

Check Your "Paycheck Heal...

Just as you regularly check in on your physical health, it’s a good idea to do the same wi...

HUECU 2020 Virtual Annual...

The HUECU 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 1pm.

Pulling Your Credit Repor...

One of the most-recommended actions to improve your financial health is to know your credi...

Budgeting for a New Pet

Maybe you’re thinking about adopting a pet or maybe you’ve already invited a furry new cri...

Everything You Need to Kn...

Attention, students! After October 1st, the new FAFSA forms for the 2021-2022 academic yea...

Smart Tips for Charitable...

With a global pandemic, record unemployment and natural disasters, it’s fair to say that 2...

Titling Assets and POD Ac...

If you’re starting to look into estate planning, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the...

Get Ready for the Holiday...

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing color, and there’s a distinctive sme...

Meet HUECU’s New CEO, Cra...

Craig Leonard became HUECU’s new CEO on July 20th and has an exciting future planned for H...

Managing Finances During ...

Divorce can be a complex process, not only in terms of managing emotions but also in terms...

Student Loan Servicing Ch...

If you’re a student loan borrower, you may already be aware that key changes have been ena...

5 Financial Consideration...

As we get older, our financial needs and priorities begin to change – and there are even a...

What’s Your Money Persona...

Are you a spender, or a saver? Do you budget every nickel and dime, or do you take a more ...

6 Steps to Take When You ...

There are many unexpected circumstances, including lost or reduced monthly income, which c...

4 Ways to Take Control of...

Many people feel that starting a budget is complicated and overwhelming, but, at its core,...

Benefits of HUECU Members...

This is the last blog of a four part series: “Getting to Know HUECU”.

How to Plan for Back to S...

As families track the latest news about their communities K-12 reopening plans, it’s clear...

Step Up with HUECU to Sup...

Harvard University Employees Credit Union is participating in a month-long steps challenge...

5 Money Conversations for...

Recently engaged? Congratulations! You’ve got a long and exciting road ahead, and no doubt...

Students Reflect on Summe...

HUECU is proud to partner with Philips Brooks House Association (PBHA) - as a Harvard Coll...

Got a New Job? Congrats! ...

So – you’ve got a new job. Congratulations! But before you run out and celebrate with your...

What to do if you've lost...

With unemployment rates increasing, companies on hiring freezes and part time summer jobs ...

History of HUECU

This is the second blog of a four part series: “Getting to Know HUECU”. The next article w...

Managing Student Loan Deb...

Managing Your Student Loan Debt in a Time of COVID Along with the celebration, it’s also a...

What’s an Escrow Account?

If you’re a homeowner or looking to buy a home soon, you may have heard the term “escrow”....

History of Credit Unions

This is the first blog of a four part series: “Getting to Know HUECU”. Next week’s article...

Financial Conversations t...

As a family member of a student entering college, there is a lot to get done before they d...

5 things to know when you...

So you just got the e-mail, your new school/job/opportunity is in, or near, our great city...

What Is Renter’s Insuranc...

Between car insurance, health insurance and travel insurance, renter’s insurance often get...

First Time Homebuyer? Pre...

In partnership with GreenPath

The CARES Act: What Do Yo...

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law at ...

Paying the College Tuitio...

There’s never a great time to receive a tuition bill- for the fall semester, it’s usually ...

Maximizing Your Benefits

During any time of uncertainty, it can be extremely helpful to take a break from the const...

Budgeting for Your New Ba...

Preparing for a baby is equal parts exciting, and overwhelming. While there are many aspec...

COVID-19 Unemployment: Ho...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all our lives, in a huge number of ways. Unfortunately,...

Spending in the Time of C...

Chances are that your spending habits have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. You are no...

How to Save on Groceries

With many people experiencing new financial constraints due to the coronavirus outbreak, n...

Struggling to Pay Housing...

By our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness

FIVE FINANCIAL LESSONS FR...

A blog adapted from our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness

How to Have a Fun (and Af...

As effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple, most of us are planning for a summ...

How to pay your bills and...

A question you might be experiencing these last few months is how to make sure to pay your...

Banking in the US for Int...

If you’re coming into the US from abroad, it can be tricky to understand all the ins and o...

Developing Healthy Financ...

Credit cards can be difficult to manage and understand, but they are an everyday fact of l...

HUECU Announces New Presi...

HUECU is excited to announce Craig Leonard as our new President and Chief Executive Office...

All You Need to Know Abou...

When it comes to managing your finances, sometimes it’s important to get back to basics. W...

Home Buying During a Pand...

The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to all of us. For many, COVI...

HUECU and Phillips Brooks...

HUECU is partnering with Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) to host a supply drive f...

How to Start Developing H...

We would all like to think of ourselves as people with good financial habits, but the unfo...

Join us for Boston Childr...

HUECU is excited to participate as a sponsor for Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Eversour...

Congratulations 2020 Coll...

At HUECU, we’re committed to helping students reach their financial and academic goals. Th...

A Quick Guide to 529 Plan...

There are lots of options to save up for tuition costs, whether you’re saving for yourself...

Memorial Day weekend is h...

Just because the unofficial start of summer may not include as many friends and family at ...

Learning Personal Finance...

Personal finance is rarely taught in classroom curriculum, but it is one of the most impor...

Family Finances During a ...

Finances are often a concern for people with families, but right now is an especially toug...

Our Favorite Money Movies

You’ve finished your long list of Netflix series and specials you wanted to watch, so what...

Refinancing During a Pand...

The COVID-19 outbreak is having a massive and unprecedented effect on all of us, impacting...

Make the Most of National...

Typically, in the month of April, our partner GreenPath Financial Wellness recognizes Nati...

Take Action to Manage You...

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to be a stressful time. It’s safe to say that ...

HUECU Launches Newly Expa...

Harvard University Employees Credit Union is thrilled to announce a newly expanded partner...

Helping Our Community Dur...

As people within our community, our country and the world find themselves in an unpreceden...

Details to help you get f...

HUECU is here to support you while navigating the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pand...

Avoiding Financial Scams ...

As the effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue to ripple across the lives of practica...

How to Use Your Stimulus ...

The top Five areas you should be prioritizing for your financial wellness.

A Guide for Navigating Un...

In just a short time, coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a major impact on the world. Many of ...

5 Ways to Manage Financia...

Stress can have a major impact on your overall emotional, mental and even physical health....

5 Financial Steps to Take...

As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., people all over the country are beginning to feel its fin...

HUECU Branch Availability

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, several of the facilities where our branches are l...

Covid-19 and Your Finance...

Stay Calm, Wash Your Hands, and Follow These Tips for Financial Preparedness Never in a mi...

HUECU Wins National Award

The Cooperative Credit Union Association announced the national winning entries of their N...

7 Expenses All New Homeow...

Preparing to become a new homeowner? Congratulations! Buying a home is a big deal, and you...

Save as a Family

The best way to teach great money habits to our children is to model great money habits. W...

Save by Reducing Debt

Are you currently working to pay down your debt? Well, guess what? You ARE SAVING!

Save to Retire

Preparing for retirement can easily be pushed into the “someday” category, as we focus on ...

Save for the Unexpected

Imagine that tomorrow you walk out to your car, and all four tires need to be replaced.

Save with a Plan

America Saves Week continues today with a charge to “Save with a Plan.”

Save Automatically

It’s America Saves Week! Each year we take this week to do a financial check-in with our c...

Gene Foley to Retire as H...

Joining HUECU in 1979 and becoming its CEO 15 years later, Gene Foley will retire in July,...

Roth IRAs: What You Need ...

It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement. The savings you build early in li...

Five Tips to Get Out of D...

If you made a New Year’s Resolution to get out of debt, today’s a big day. By mid-January,...

HUECU's Student Advisory ...

As we begin the new semester, we wanted to introduce you to our Student Advisory Council. ...

Wintersession 2020

On January 22nd and 23rd, HUECU had the opportunity to work alongside Harvard College to h...

Are you over holiday cred...

The winter holidays are a magical time of the year, but holiday shopping can take a seriou...

New Year. New Decade. Mak...

The dawn of a new decade is a time for powerful new beginnings. Are you ready for a powerf...

3 Steps to Master Your Mo...

Can a spending plan really help you master your money? You might be surprised! Trust us, i...

National Identity Theft P...

Action steps for staying ahead of thieves

Prepare For Launch This W...

It's almost time for the technology upgrade! This weekend, certain services, including onl...

HUECU Upgrade Resources

With our Veterans Day technology upgrade getting closer, we want to make sure that you hav...

Cooperative Credit Union ...

We’re excited to announce that HUECU President & CEO, Gene Foley, has received the Coopera...

Introducing Our Upgrade M...

We want to make sure you're prepared for our technology upgrade on Veterans Day weekend!

Your Guide to the HUECU U...

As we mentioned in our last post, we will be upgrading our technology on Veterans Day week...

HUECU Technology Upgrade ...

Technology evolves very quickly, and HUECU wants our members’ banking experience to keep p...

5 Apps and Games to Teach...

Throughout the decades parents have used a myriad of methods to help their kids learn abou...

Why Join a Credit Union?

When it comes to the world of banking, we all have one important choice to make – do you g...

How to Save for the Trip ...

Have you been infected by the travel bug? If so, there’s only one cure – hitting the road!...

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