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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!...

Balancing Retirement and ...

From emergencies funds to vacation funds and funds for a new car or funds for a down payme...

Behind on Auto Payments? ...

If you feel like you’ve been struggling to keep up with car payments, you’re not alone: Ac...

New ATM Location in Danve...

Our members now have even more options to get cash! We are pleased to announce a new ATM l...

6 Financial Apps Worth Lo...

Looking to download the best possible personal finance app? You’re not alone – but today, ...

5 Budgeting Myths – Debun...

The best things in life don’t always come easy, and one of those things is budgeting. When...

Join HUECU at Race to the...

Join the HUECU Flyers for the 7th Annual Race to the Row 5K at Assembly Row this Sunday, A...

HUECU Celebrates 80 Years...

Harvard University Employees Credit Union just turned 80!

Back to School Budgeting

Of all the lessons you’ll learn at college, one of the most important is how to set a budg...

The Real Cost of Commutin...

How much does your commute really cost? Before accepting a job farther from home and jumpi...

Capital One Security Inci...

Capital One recently announced that a data breach has exposed the personal information of ...

Don’t forget these 4 Expe...

Summer has officially arrived! If you’re one of the millions of Americans planning to take...

Managing Unexpected Expen...

Ever had something break? Or get sick and had a high medical bill? What about unforeseen h...

4 Ways Home Equity Can Un...

A home equity loan is a fantastic way of unlocking the true value of your home in a way th...

7 Items for Your Summer F...

Ah, the lazy days of summer! It’s the perfect season to sit back and relax, preferably by ...

Five Student Loan Refinan...

If student loans are making you feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Here are five fundamen...

Don’t Let These 5 Expense...

Summer vacation – time to relax! Well, not so fast. Before you settle down or jet away to ...

Access HUECU with Shared ...

If you’re an HUECU member, it’s a good bet that you know the address of your nearest branc...

3 Tips to Post-College Fi...

Graduation day is the end of a chapter, but it’s also the beginning of the rest of your li...

Celebrating Harvard Heroe...

At an awards ceremony hosted by President Bacow on June 13, HUECU members from across Harv...

A Solution For Daunting T...

For many of us, college is the first step on the road to achieving our dreams. The financi...

Home Equity Summer Renova...

Summer is the perfect time to tackle home maintenance and renovation projects. Whether you...

Student Loan Refinancing:...

Are you worried about paying higher-than-average interest rates on your student loan? Are ...

How To Travel For Cheap

There is nothing quite like travel. Leaving your home and comfort zone for an exciting new...

Social Security

Social Security benefits are part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. ...

Estate Planning

Estate planning involves deciding how you want to distribute your assets after you die. We...

Financial Aid 101

College educations aren’t free, and they certainly aren’t cheap (in the US, anyways). We l...

Hello, Summer! Where to T...

Celebrate the end of the school year by taking to the road! Or the skies, or even the high...

5 Simple Tips for Recent ...

With graduation season in full swing, now is a time to celebrate and look back on all you’...

5 Common Mistakes Every H...

HUECU offers free home buying workshops in various locations. Learn more about it here.

Financing Your Child’s Fu...

To further support the financial and life ambitions of our members, we’ve introduced the H...

Planning for Retirement D...

Those of us planning for retirement face a very different set of circumstances than we did...

6 Things Every First-Time...

If you’re thinking about taking the leap – or rather, settling down in a home you can call...

Millennial Money: ‘Tidy u...

By our partners, GreenPath Financial Wellness

Common Budgeting Mistakes

Sticking to your budget is easier if you avoid these budgeting mistakes.

How Much to Save for Reti...

Saving and investing for retirement doesn’t have to be complicated. There are plenty of re...

Congratulations 2019 Coll...

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

Smart Spending With Groce...

Achieving your financial wellness goals start with setting realistic expectations. When it...

Stay safe while shopping ...

With quick shipping, ordering anytime, and the ability to get the exact thing you want wit...

Tax Return Not What You E...

Are you hoping to get a refund from your 2018 tax return? Many people intend to use their ...

What Does It Mean to “Clo...

Your realtor has found your dream home at last, your offer to the seller has been accepted...

Decluttering & Selling

If you’re anything like us, you probably have stuff in your house, garage, basement or may...

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 the Credit Union held its 79th Annual Meeting. To begin the m...

Make a smart investment u...

If you are looking to determine what companies to invest with, do not just depend on the a...

How to Spend Your Tax Ref...

You’ve received a tax refund. Congratulations! But before you grab your wallet for a whirl...

Financial Tips for Parent...

Managing money for your household is no small task. Plus, if you’re already raising kids, ...

The Ins and Outs of Down ...

You've decided you’re ready to buy a new home – congrats! As you’re looking for the perfec...

Getting Educated On Stude...

A college degree can pave the way for a successful and financially secure future, but many...

Preparing to Buy a Home

Years of dealing with difficult landlords and the frustrations of renting have taken their...

How A Passion For Financi...

Are you curious about how student banking services are designed? Have you ever wondered wh...

Ways To Save On Utilities

We are on a journey of mindful spending this month. Let’s dive deeper into ways we can be ...

Eight Tax Breaks for Pet ...

It is that time of year again—tax season. As you are sitting down to fill out your tax ret...

What’s a Pre-Approval?

If you’ve got home buying on the brain, one of the first things to think about is getting ...

Dani Monroe honored by Gr...

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce honored Partners HealthCare System’s Chief Diversit...

6 Fun Ways to Save As a F...

Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to help ...

Wintersession Teaches Ess...

The credit union’s wintersession program at Harvard College drew over 150 registrants from...

Make Your Tax Refund Work...

Every year, the middle of April marks the end of the federal tax return filing season. For...

Why Investing in People B...

We recently sat down with Arturo Rosado-Martir, HUECU Branch Manager for the Charlestown N...

3 Ways to Give Your Savin...

What does “saving the extra” mean to you? Whether it is putting change in a piggy bank or ...

Am I Ready to Buy a Home?

There’s nothing like years of rentals and roommates to make you feel that it’s finally tim...

Looking To Get Out of Deb...

If credit card payments make up a big portion of your expenses, paying off debt might be o...

Affected by the Governmen...

Over the weekend, the partial government shutdown passed it’s 22nd day, making it the long...

What You Need to Know Abo...

About 70% of college students in the U.S. graduate with student loan debt. So, if you feel...

Help! I Overspent During ...

It’s no secret that holiday spending can easily get out of hand. But now that the festive ...

How to Pay for Your Next ...

Whether it's for a house, car, or that warm weather vacation that lets you briefly escape ...

New Year's Resolutions fo...

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to set out your short- and long-term financial goal...

Should You Buy a New or U...

When it comes to car buying, one of the first questions to consider is – should I buy a ne...

Student Loans: What You N...

In most cases, if you are about to head off to college, you haven’t had to deal with certa...

Can you afford your dream...

Buying a home is no small matter. In fact, it’s one of the biggest decisions you can ever ...

Want to be a Successful B...

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on a Board of Directors? How do you know when ...

5 Things Not to Do When G...

Debt management is a major concern for many people, with the average American now carrying...

5 Ways to Capitalize on Y...

This Financial Planning Month, plan to use your credit cards to your advantage. No matter ...

Unwrapping Simple, Easy V...

The winter holidays are one of the most magical times of the year, but holiday shopping ca...

Inconsistent Income? Here...

Every list of saving tips says budget, budget, budget – but making a monthly budget and st...

Gift Giving on a Budget

As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself looking forward to the festivities,...

5 Holiday Mistakes That C...

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch u...

Maximizing Your Impact on...

Get involved and give back on #GivingTuesday, a worldwide campaign to inspire donations of...

Introducing the Student A...

As a community partner, we seek to provide students with hands-on experiences that will pr...

Work, Life, Study Balance...

There’s nothing quite like college. It’s where you learn almost too much for your mind to ...

9 Steps to Building a Bud...

There’s no doubt about it – building a budget can be overwhelming. While there are a milli...

Financial words you need ...

The finance world is filled with a dizzying array of terminology that can be quite overwhe...

7 Smart Ways to Save Duri...

The average person in the US spends nearly $1,000 during the holiday season – which is a s...

Make a Plan to Save 30% o...

October was Financial Planning Month – and there’s nothing better than making a plan to sa...

Membership is a Family Af...

Membership in the Harvard University Credit Union is available to the staff, students, alu...

Open Enrollment Includes ...

Open Enrollment season is upon us. This is your annual opportunity to review benefits offe...

How to pay off your credi...

Credit card debt is often inevitable, and it can be pretty scary to deal with. This is com...

Budget Barks: Planning fo...

Pet ownership can be a joyful, rewarding experience. But it isn’t exactly cheap. If you’re...

7 Creative Ways to Save o...

Got birds and budgeting on the brain? You’re not alone. Thanksgiving is just around the co...

Celebrating International...

October 18, 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. This y...

Mortgage Payments Broken ...

After the ink is dry and you have closed on your brand new home, you may think the complex...

Useful Terms To Know Befo...

Buying a home can be a long and challenging process. There’s a lot you have to know, espec...

Best Budget-Friendly Thin...

Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but Fall in New England is the greatest. In addition to apple ...

Redfin Versus Traditional...

Digital technology has changed the face of how business is done. We can book a carpool to ...

Financial Impact of Disas...

In the wake of hurricane season you can never be too prepared for the impact of a natural ...

“Two Dos” for Financial H...

How exactly do you get your finances where you want them? Everyone’s situations and goals ...

Fixed or Adjustable: Whic...

Ready to buy a house? Congratulations! This is one of the most important purchases you’ll ...

How Credit Cards Affect Y...

Maintaining a good credit score is key to keeping your personal finances in good health. W...

Celebrating National Post...

This week, September 17-21 is National Postdoc Appreciation week.  We’re excited to recogn...

3 Healthy Financial Habit...

Developing healthy financial habits can do wonders for helping us achieve our goals, and t...

Student Loan Forgiveness

Many young professionals struggle to make student loan payments month after month. After a...

How to Teach Personal Fin...

College is a thrilling time for new students; filled with lots of excitement and more than...

HUECU Celebrates Internat...

As part of our deep commitment to the credit union tradition of ‘people helping people’, H...

How To Manage Credit Card...

Whether it’s from student loans or misuse of credit cards, debt often follows university s...

6 Ways to Pay Off Your Mo...

Paying off your mortgage is an amazing feeling. It means you own your home outright, witho...

Discounts for College Stu...

Being a full time college student means saving money when and where you can. In general, t...

Buying a Home, When You H...

Finishing college, settling into the career of your dreams and finding your ideal home are...

How To Make Extra Money A...

Being a full time university student is one of the more enjoyable periods in your life. It...

What Items Stay On Your C...

Building up your credit score is an important part of financial independence and stability...

5 Surprising Ways to Save...

The lazy days of summer are slowly but surely coming to an end, which means it’s almost ti...

Finessing Your FICO: Tips...

There isn’t a sure-fire way to “instantly boost your credit report score (FICO score),” li...

How to Recover from a Fin...

The financial trajectory in our life is full of ups and downs. As the saying goes, "That's...

Celebrating 45 Years of P...

With stunning 360-degree views of the city, HUECU celebrated Fenway Community Development ...

How To Motivate Teens To ...

Applying for college is a lot like running a marathon. After all the school choosing, essa...

How to Stop a Leaky Budge...

No matter how hard you try to budget, some months it feels as though your money is simply ...

Practicing Healthy Habits...

Making the transformation from being a carefree young person to a financially healthy adul...

Ways to Budget Shared Exp...

One rewarding step in the journey to adulthood is living with roommates. Whether you are m...

HUECU Helps CFCS Raise Ov...

With ongoing support from HUECU, Cambridge Family and Children’s Service (CFCS) raised ove...

How to Budget for the Big...

Whether you’re recently engaged, a few weeks away from your wedding date or just dreaming ...

How to Set Up an Account ...

Becoming fiscally independent and responsible is a challenging and rewarding project. Step...

HUECU Supports Stepping S...

On Sunday, June 24, the eighth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospita...

4 Reasons to Open a Certi...

A certificate of deposit (or CD) is a type of savings account available from banks and cre...

Guide to Secured Credit C...

Having a great credit score is rewarding in many ways, from being able to get a good mortg...

Congratulations Harvard H...

At an awards ceremony hosted by President Drew Faust on June 14, HUECU members from across...

Summer Camps Supported by...

This summer, over 1,000 children and teens throughout Greater Boston and Cambridge will at...

Our Favorite Financial Li...

The journey to financial wellness is one filled with all sorts of new discoveries. Once yo...

Annual Percentage Yield (...

When looking at financial products and services, there are many essential terms to underst...

HUECU Celebrates Nurses

HUECU recently sponsored the Chief Nurse Address at Mass General Hospital in celebration o...

Ways to Manage Finances a...

There’s a moment in every romantic relationship in which financial responsibility becomes ...

5 Things to Know Before B...

Besides buying property, buying a new car is one of the most significant purchases you wil...

Your Ultimate Guide to Sa...

Saving money – we all know it’s an important part of life, but it can be much easier said ...

Budgeting Basics

As we move deeper into 2018, now is a good time to refresh some of those New Year’s Resolu...

HUECU receives 2018 Ameri...

On May 29, 2018, HUECU was awarded the America Saves Designation of Saving Excellence. The...

Top Five Student Debt Myt...

According to recent statistics regarding student debt in our country, Americans owe over $...

Financial Literacy for Ki...

In celebration of International Children's Day, we’re talking about ways to educate childr...

3 Unique Tips to Help You...

Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make – so it only makes sense that...

Credit vs. Debit; Differe...

Both credit cards and debit cards are useful and convenient means of payment, especially i...

Financial tips for recent...

It’s that time of the year where  graduation caps are thrown in the air and we celebrate t...

Planning a staycation

Traveling to a new country or a tropical resort far, far away isn’t your only vacation opt...

Jeans for the Jimmy Fund

In celebration of the arrival of Spring and baseball season, HUECU seized the opportunity ...

Planting The Seeds For Yo...

Your retirement plan assets may be your most significant legacy when you move from one job...

5 Simple Steps to a Bette...

A better credit score overnight isn’t really feasible. It takes time and good practices to...

Budgeting for summer chil...

School is almost out! More time with the little ones doesn’t have to mean higher summer ex...

Money Matters for New Par...

Becoming a new parent is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your life. It ...

Run with HUECU! B.A.A. 10...

We’re organizing teams for the Boston Athletic Association 10K and the Race Cancer Foundat...

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