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Personal Loan vs. Credit CardóThe Pros and Cons

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October 10, 2017 by BCCU
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What fits your needs—a personal loan or a credit card? Get started by trying our calculator.

Sometimes savings just aren’t enough and your dreams are bigger than your bank account. Other times you may be experiencing a financial emergency and be in need of funds to solve an immediate problem. Today’s world has many solutions and the first ones that may come to mind are loans and credit cards. But which route is best for your situation? We’ll look over the good and the bad of both to help narrow it down.

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Organizing Your Finances

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October 03, 2017
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Organizing Your Finances

Keep or Toss: How Long Should I Hang Onto My Financial Documents?

Every year, it's nice to do a bit of "financial spring cleaning" and declutter your filing cabinet, your desk drawers, and the various hiding places where miscellaneous scraps of paper tend to accumulate and multiply. Read on to find out what you should be saving, and what's OK to shred.

 

 

 

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Introducing Pay a Friend!

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October 03, 2017
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Pay a Friend is Bellwether's latest transaction service that allows members to, well, pay a friend! Under "Transactions" in Online Banking, Pay a Friend lets you send money to anyone as long as you know their name and either their cell number or email address. You do NOT need to know the banking information of whoever you are paying; the person on the receiving end will enter their own banking information.

In most cases the transfer will be instantaneous! However, if the institution on the receiving end does not accept debit card deposits, they can still receive funds via Automated Clearing House (ACH). This method generally takes a business day or two longer for the deposit to go through.

For more information on Pay a Friend click the following link www.bccu.org/index/introducing-pay-a-friend. If you have any questions, or encounter any problems, please reach out to our contact center at 603-645-8181.

Thank You for Making the Art Jam Bridge Fest a Success!

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September 27, 2017
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WZID's Art Jam Bridge Fest was held in Manchester this past Saturday, where people from the community came out to enjoy the arts and raise money to fight the heroin/opioid crisis. As a sponsor of the event, Bellwether Community Credit Union would like to extend our deepest thanks to all of you who joined us in making the Art Jam Bridge Fest a success, whether that be by making a donation to Child and Family Services of NH or visiting our booth at the event. All of us at Bellwether are so appreciative of the strong support we received and had a blast chatting with everyone at the Art Jam. It was a fun-filled day of music, art, dance, food, games and more that, most importantly, raised money for a great cause. We would also like to give a big thank you to WZID for putting on such a wonderful event.

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Save Money on Groceries

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September 26, 2017
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How to save on groceries

Breaking Up With Brand Names

Picture this scenario: you're steering your shopping cart through the sliding doors of the supermarket, shopping list in hand.

As you walk the aisles, there's a strategy you can use to save an average of 33% on your entire purchase. It doesn't require any coupon cutting or signing up for rewards cards. And the best part? You still get every single item on your list. The secret? Buying private-label products instead of brand-name products.

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