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COVID-19 UPDATE: Our Stratford branch is closed until further notice. MSCU's Danbury and Norwalk branch lobbies are temporarily closed, but their drive-thrus remain open. Shelton and Watertown branch continue to operate by appointment only, please call us at (800) 761-2400. Members can access and manage all their accounts 24/7 by signing into Digital Banking or by downloading the MSCU Mobile app.

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News and Insights

Welcome to Mutual Security Credit Union's news and insights page where you'll find updates, tips, and tricks for your banking, borrowing, and financial planning needs.

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Home-Buying

Should I Buy a House During a Pandemic?

If you've been planning to buy your first home this spring and spent years preparing for this purchase, you may be wondering if you should go through with your plans now that the coronavirus has had a negative impact on the economy.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

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Budgeting  |  Savings

6 Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Basketball

With college hoops March Madness coming up, let’s take a moment to review some surprising financial lessons we can learn from the iconic sport and its players.

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Savings

What Should Be on My Financial To-Do List This Spring?

Do your finances need a bit of sprucing up this spring? We’ve got a set of tips that will help you get your money matters in order and help you prepare for summer fun!

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Benefits of Regular Maintenance on Your Car

MSCU is proud to partner with the industry experts at BMW of Ridgefield and BMW of Bridgeport to offer financing to their customers. Regular maintenance on your vehicle is like going to the dentist for cleaning or your doctor for a physical. Having regular maintenance performed is necessary to keep your vehicle running correctly and safely, as well as extend the life of your vehicle and help it retain value.

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Company News

Mutual Security Credit Union has its Crasher!

Mutual Security Credit Union is pleased to announce that Member Service Representative Christopher Isaacs has been selected to attend Crash the GAC 2020 by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association to represent the state of Connecticut and Mutual Security Credit Union!

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Budgeting

5 Ways to Trim Your Fixed Expenses

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t consider their fixed expenses. These recurring costs, which include mortgage payments, insurance premiums and subscription payments, are easy to budget and plan for since they generally remain constant throughout the year. While people tend to think there’s no way to lower fixed expenses, with a bit of effort and research, most of these costs can be reduced.

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Fraud Protection

Beware of the 2020 Census Scam

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau makes an effort to count every person living in the U.S. Though the process won’t start until mid-March 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is already warning of scammers exploiting the process to con you out of your sensitive information. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the census procedure; so you know what to expect and so you can easily spot a scam.

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Budgeting

How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats and you can’t seem to find money to put into savings, then you probably need a budget.

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Auto Loans  |  Budgeting  |  Car-Buying

Five Common Mistakes to Avoid While Car-Buying

Presidents’ Day is right around the corner which brings the first auto sales weekend of the year as both automakers and dealers are anxious to kick off the year in good fashion. Typically, car dealers tend to see lower sales in January, and Presidents’ Day provides them with an opportunity to jump start the year. By adding excitement to a three-day weekend with auto promotions, they entice shoppers to their lots and are able to turn their sales around. And while this car-buying holiday season does provide some of the best annual auto deals, it’s still important to do your research ahead of time to ensure you aren’t blinded by flashy offers. You’ll also want to avoid these five common auto-buying mistakes to help maximize your savings.

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