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MONEY TIPS FOR OVERSEAS TRAVEL

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July 11, 2018

Before you travel out of the country, here are some tips for handling funds abroad.

Before you leave:

 

-If you plan to use your VISA debit or credit card, check the expiration date before you leave. Cards expire on the last day of the month indicated. If your card will expire…

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PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY WHILE ON VACATION

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July 4, 2018

Summertime often means vacation time. It’s a happy, fun time of year – but it’s also a time when you really need to go the extra mile to protect yourself from identity theft.

 

Here are some common sense pointers you can follow this summer to make sure that you keep…

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SUMMERTIME IN SCAM CITY

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June 27, 2018

Scammers don’t take summers off. In fact, some scams ramp up during the summer, particularly those geared toward vacations or travel.
An increasingly common one involves hotels. You’re awakened at night by a phone call from the front desk saying there’s been a problem with your credit card. Then, you are…

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What To Grab And What To Skip In June

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June 20, 2018

June is the month of sun-kissed beaches, dripping ice cream cones, backyard BBQs … and spectacular sales. 
Use this handy list to see what to grab and what to skip this June. 
Grab it: Swimwear & lingerie 
Thanks to Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale each June, the first month of summer has always…

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4 WAYS TO BRING YOUR DREAM KITCHEN TO LIFE

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May 31, 2018

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend many hours whipping up delectable dishes to please every palate and food plan. It’s where we catch a quick morning chat over coffee and linger over dinners together in the early evening. 
The kitchen is where it’s at. 
It’s…

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8 Things you thought you knew about Memorial Day

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May 25, 2018

Everyone Understands the True Meaning of the Day

In 2000, a Gallup Poll showed that only 28% of Americans understood the true meaning of Memorial Day. In response, President Clinton issued an official memorandum for all federal departments, stating in part:
“… I ask that all Americans come together to recognize…

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6 Ways To Turn Your Dream Vacation Into A Reality

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May 9, 2018

You’re sipping a pina colada on a beautiful, white-sanded beach while watching the cerulean waves lap at the shoreline. You might be pulling muscles and riding high on adrenaline while scaling Mount Greylock, up in Massachusetts. Or, maybe you’re browsing a charming shop in a European city filled with…

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How to fund an emergency

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April 17, 2018

Q: Help! I’ve been hit with a financial emergency and I don’t know how to pay for it! What are my options?
A: Ideally, you’ll want to have an emergency fund in place for this very reason. If you don’t, or the money you have set aside isn’t enough, you have several options…

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7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

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April 13, 2018

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape.
The warmer weather and the brilliant sunshine pouring through your windows can fill you with boundless energy. You’re going to banish those dust bunnies! Every piece of useless clutter must go! You…

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HOW TO USE THE MONEY ENVELOPE SYSTEM

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March 19, 2018

Are you looking for a way to make budgeting easier?
Well, here’s the good news – your search is over! The money envelope system is a simple, proven and powerful way to keep spending in check.

We’re proud to bring you this guide toward implementing the money envelope system in your…

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At TFCU, we are committed to offering an extensive range of products and services designed specifically with you in mind! We want to make your banking experience as easy as possible by giving you convenient access to manage your accounts on the go, all while providing you with the latest and greatest banking technology.

In addition to banking products & services, TFCU has several affiliate companies known as Credit Union Service Organizations! These companies allow us to offer Insurance Services, Financial Services & Real Estate Services to our members.

TFCU membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bristol County, Massachusetts; Bristol, Kent, Newport and Providence counties in Rhode Island; and the Rhode Island towns of Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond and South Kingstown. Membership is also open to immediate family members of existing members.

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While the website exists to sell a budgeting software program, it’s also chock-full of information on how you can budget, live better, and better handle your money. Try the free classes (where you’ll learn A LOT) and the live webinars on various topics. There’s no cost for either one. When you have some time, read through the blog. While some of it is about their software (which you may or may not use) the rest of it is about smart money management.
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  • All TFCU Locations will be closed today in observance of Independence Day! 
If you need immediate access to your funds, you can visit one of our ATMs. Please be advised that Mobile Deposit is currently unavailable and unable to deposit checks.

All of our branches will be back open on Thursday, July 5th.

Have a safe and happy 4th!
  • 5 WAYS RETAILERS MANIPULATE YOUR SPENDING
DON’T GET TAKEN FOR A RIDE! LEARN HOW RETAILERS ARE MANIPULATING YOUR SPENDING. 
1.  BOGO. YOU DON’T EVEN NEED ONE OF THESE ITEMS – WHY BUY TWO?
2.  ANCHORING. A HIGH-PRICED ITEM ALWAYS LOOKS CHEAPER NEXT TO AN EVEN HIGHER-PRICED ONE.
3.  URGENCY. YOU DON’T REALLY NEED TO BUY IT NOW TO RISK LOSING A GREAT DEAL. IT’LL STILL BE HERE TOMORROW.
4.  DECOY PRICING. UPGRADING TO THE NEXT SIZE WHEN IT’S JUST A DOLLAR MORE THAN THE MEDIUM SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA – EXCEPT THAT YOU DIDN’T WANT OR NEED THE MEDIUM.
5.  DAY-ONE MARKDOWNS. HOW CAN IT BE A MARKDOWN IF IT’S ONLY BEEN RETAILING FOR ONE DAY?

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  • It’s #FreebieFriday everyone! 
Here are the 
TOP 10 DO’S AND DON’TS FOR PERSONAL LOANS 
1.Do use it to consolidate debt. Put all high-interest credit card debt and payday loans into one loan with a fixed rate, a fixed monthly payment and a closed-end term. You’ll save money and make debt management a lot simpler. Be sure to close any credit cards you pay off so you don’t rack up another large bill.

2.Don’t use it to pay for your college tuition. Instead, take out an education loan with the help of the Taunton Federal Credit Union.

3.Do use it to finance renovations on your home. Be smart about your renovations, though, and only choose those that will increase your home’s value.

4.Do use it for moving expenses. Whether you’re moving cross-country for a job opportunity or another reason, a personal loan can help pay to transport your car, to move your belongings and to buy furniture for your new residence.

5.Do use it to pay for large, unexpected expenses, like a funeral or adoption costs.

6.Do use it to foot medical bills, especially for things that are not covered by most insurances such as fertility treatments, large dental treatments and cosmetic surgery.

7.Don’t use it to pay for everyday expenses. If you find yourself doing this, you may be in financial trouble. Speak to a Taunton Federal Credit Union representative for help with debt management and general financial guidance.

8.Do use it to purchase a car, boat or RV.

9.Do use it to take a dream vacation. Don’t do it twice a year, but a personal loan can help you finance your trip for a milestone anniversary or another special occasion that warrants an extravagant vacation.

10.Do use it to pay for a wedding. A personal loan will give you more flexibility than a wedding loan.

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