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Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to handle market volatility. Here are 11 ways to help keep yourself from making hasty decisions that could have a long-term impact…

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March 27, 2020 There is a lot on everyone’s minds these days relative to the Coronavirus Pandemic affecting many levels of our daily lives. Words that come to mind and that we hear often are: unprecedented, historic, and disruptive. Our normal daily lives, as we once knew, are now a new set of norms. Some…

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When it comes to choosing a home to purchase, you likely think long and hard about its location. After all, they say that location, location, and location are the three most important qualities in a home. That’s because a house with a good location can provide you with a significant long-term return on your investment…

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UCU’s Mortgage Loan Originators are dedicated to helping members through every step of the real estate lending process, and can help you evaluate the best options to suit your needs. Reach out to them individually using their contact information below, or contact the whole group by email: mlo@ucu.maine.edu, or by calling: 800 696 8628. Jason…

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Saving money in a jar

June 12, 2019 If your big picture goal is to save towards that dream vacation to Hawaii or that sports car you want to drive with the top down, you should first take a look at your daily expenditures. When you add up your daily grind expenses you may be surprised at the amount of…

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Senior couple reviewing finances

June 11, 2019 Senior financial exploitation and fraud is the illegal or improper use of a senior’s resources for another’s profit or advantage. Exploitation usually involves someone the senior knows, such as a family member or caregiver. Fraud is usually perpetrated by a stranger, such as a telemarketer or investment promoter. Experts in elder fraud…

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Spring flowers in a vase, on a table.

February 13, 2019 By April Gleason, VP of Lending In the middle of a cold Maine winter, it’s easy to find yourself longing for the refreshing warmth and feeling of opportunity that arrives with spring. If you’re thinking about buying a home this spring, you may be feeling extra antsy for the snow to melt…

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New year 2019

February 10, 2019 By Stacey Young, AVP of Retail Services It’s February, and chances are, your New Year’s resolutions to save more, pay down debt, and spend less have already fallen to the wayside despite the best of intentions. You may be asking yourself, “How does this always happen?” You start the year enthusiastic and…

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Moving into new house

September 18, 2018 By April Gleason – Vice President of Lending Here in Maine, we enjoy one of the highest rates of homeownership in the country at over 71 percent as of 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This isn’t surprising considering Maine’s rental market is among the least affordable in the nation, according…

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March 20, 2017 By Lesley Ridge, Campus Branch Manager, USM Brooks Student Center, Gorham When the calendar says March 20th, we all know what that means-The First Day of Spring! Definition of SPRING: The season after winter and before summer; A sudden jump upward or forward. To many of us, the Spring Season signifies more…

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