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10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

Buying a house is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you understand how much house you can afford and make smart decisions when you buy a home. Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM): A mortgage … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages |

When to Refinance From an Adjustable-Rate to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Unlike diamonds, mortgages are not forever. The ultimate goal is to pay them off and own your home free of encumbrances. But there are many good reasons to trade in your original mortgage for a new one along the way. One of the most common reasons to refinance is to move from an adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, to a fixed-rate loan. With an ARM, … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages |

Join us at Heritage Credit Union’s 2018 Annual Meeting

The 84th Annual Meeting of Heritage Credit Union will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018, beginning at 4:00 pm at the Madison Branch located at 2555 Shopko Dr, Madison, WI. At the meeting, several reports will be given regarding the state of affairs of the credit union. Members are invited to attend this informative event at no charge. This … Continue reading

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Heritage Credit Union Breaks Ground at New Machesney Park Location

Heritage Credit Union Breaks Ground at New Machesney Park Location (Machesney Park, IL – October 27, 2017) Heritage Credit Union has officially broken ground for its new location in Machesney Park, Ill. A ceremony was held on October 25, 2017, with several community members and village officials in attendance. When the new full-service location at 7144 North Perryville Road opens … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a New or Older Home?

A question that often comes up, especially for first time home buyers, is whether to purchase a newly constructed or older home. As you’ll find out in this article, there are pros and cons to each side of the decision. Read on to get a better understanding of which home is right for you. Older home advantages Larger yards and … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages |

2017 Richard J. McGrath Endowment Fund

Heritage Credit Union’s Richard J. McGrath Endowment Fund Tell me about the endowment fund that Heritage Credit Union offers. The Richard J. McGrath Endowment Fund was created in 2007 as a way to honor our longtime voluntary board member, Dick McGrath. The purpose of this fund is to provide small grants for local social organizations in the communities served by … Continue reading

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Best Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

Best Ways to Save on Summer Vacation With school letting out and sultry summer days ahead, it’s time to start thinking vacation. Because it’s a supply-and-demand world, you’ll likely be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable. If by air … If you plan to fly domestically, … Continue reading

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Consolidating Debt: When Does It Make Sense?

Consolidating Debt: When Does It Make Sense? Debt can be hard to crawl out of, especially when payments on credit cards, consumer loans and student loans continue to pile up on top of your living expenses. Overwhelmed with a blizzard of monthly bills, many people look at consolidation as an alternative. Streamlining debts can be a useful way of managing … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Loans |

7 Money ‘Tips’ to Ignore

It’s easy to ignore the misguided dating advice of elders at family gatherings, so why do we let the financial tidbits sink in? Money advice often gets woven into humdrum conversations between family and friends, and it can be hard to know what to take seriously. Here are seven financial “tips” to let in one ear and out the other. … Continue reading

Posted in Education |

Refinancing Auto Loans 101

If you’re paying too much in interest on your non-Heritage car or truck loan, refinancing could be a great way to save some serious dough. Interest rates for vehicle loans may have dropped since you financed your auto. Or maybe you’ve improved your credit score, which could qualify you for a lower rate. Either way, it could be worth hundreds of … Continue reading

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