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What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC?

When you have equity in your home (the amount it’s worth minus how much you owe), you can leverage it to pay for high-cost expenses in life. These can range from tuition bills to home renovations, to the consolidation of high-interest debts. One way to get cash from the equity in your home is with...
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In Memoriam, Crystal Barnett

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our long time Board Members, Crystal Barnett. Crystal was a member of Freedom Credit Union since 1980. Crystal served as a volunteer for the Supervisory Committee for over 25 years and in 2019, she was appointed to our Board of Directors where...
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Introducing Our 2023 Scholarship Winners

  With a long history of serving and supporting educational organizations, Freedom is committed to the value of education and to helping make post-secondary schooling possible for Members of the Credit Union. Each year, the Credit Union awards $2000 scholarships to three local students to support their educational endeavors. In April and May, we accepted...
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Simplifying Auto Lending

Interested in Purchasing a New Car? Buying a vehicle is an extensive process, from searching for your ideal car, to securing financing that meets your needs, and all the price and financing haggling that may come in between. Your Credit Union is here to make the entire process quicker and easier for you, so you...
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The 89th Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Meeting will take place at 6:00pm Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the CenterPointe Office Center, 626 Jacksonville Road, Suite 250 Warminster, PA 18974-4862.   The 2023 Election of Officers will be conducted by Mail Ballot. The following positions are open this year: three (3) positions on the Board of Directors and one (1)...
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The Risk of Storing Money in Payment Apps

Payment apps like Paypal, Venmo, Cash App, and Apple Pay are used by many to spend, manage, and send money. While convenient, it is important to know that these payment apps are not federally insured and stored funds have the potential to be lost. The CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) recently warned consumers about the...
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Free New Homebuyer Counseling with GreenPath Financial Wellness

New home on the horizon? Now you can get in the best possible position to achieve your financial goals. The Power of a Plan From reviewing your credit history to understanding financing options, getting your financial house in order for a home purchase can feel overwhelming.  Our partnership with GreenPath Financial Wellness sets you up...
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Should You Use a Home Equity Loan for Debt Consolidation?

Many people use home equity loans to consolidate debt and achieve other goals. If you’re thinking about using a home equity loan to consolidate debt, there are some important things to consider. The following overview can help you decide whether this strategy makes sense for your financial situation. Benefits of Using a Home Equity Loan...
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