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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.

Mutual Security Credit Union

MSCU is a Credit Union in Connecticut, open to everyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven County.

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Holidays

4 Incredible Facts in Honor of Black History Month

It’s Black History Month; so let’s celebrate! In honor of Black History Month, Mutual Security Credit Union is proud to share four little-known facts about African American history, along with a list of fun ways to commemorate black history and culture.

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Safety

Beware Coronavirus Vaccine Scams

After months of confusion and fear, there is finally a light at the end of the socially distanced tunnel: the FDA has approved two coronavirus vaccines. Detailed plans to distribute from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna are already underway, with additional vaccines expected to gain FDA approval in 2021.

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Holidays

28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Since the 1970s, the month of February has been designated as the time to celebrate and commemorate Black history. Schools, television networks and private organizations use this month to increase awareness and to educate people about the rich history of Black Americans. There are so many ways to celebrate! We challenge you to do one thing for Black History Month on each of the 28 days of February. Here are 28 ideas to help get you started:

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Budgeting

Why Should You Work With a Financial Professional?

Financial professionals go by many names: personal financial advisor, investment consultant, financial planner, financial coach...you can probably come up with at least a few more. Their varying backgrounds and credentials come with different designations and titles. And there are at least as many reasons to work with a financial professional as there are ways to call them.

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Home-Buying

What Do I Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market?

The news from the real estate market can be confusing. What do you need to know as a buyer, a seller, or just an American citizen, about today’s real estate market? Trends and stats in real estate are constantly changing, especially during the unstable economy of COVID-19. Here’s all you need to know about the real estate market today.

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Budgeting

5 Reasons We Overspend (and How to Overcome Them)

With the holiday shopping behind us take some time to reflect on your shopping habits! We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s that I-gotta-have-it urge that overtakes us when we see a pair of designer jeans. Maybe it’s that shrug as we reach for the $6 cup of overrated coffee that says “I deserve this.” Or maybe it’s that helpless feeling as the end of the month draws near and we realize we’ve outspent our budget — again. What makes us overspend? Let’s take a look at five common reasons and how we can overcome them.

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Company News  |  Meet the Team

Meet the MSCU Team: Lillie Davis

When you stop by your credit union, you’ll be greeted with friendly, familiar faces and representatives who care. Our team is always ready and willing to help you with whatever you need – whether it’s a question about your checking account, some personal finance advice or direction in a major life purchase. Meet Lillie Davis, Branch Manager at the Stratford location.

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Budgeting  |  Health & Wellness

How to Make the Most Out of Your Stimulus Check

To help you determine the most financially responsible course of action to take with your stimulus check, Mutual Security Credit Union has compiled a list of advice and tips from financial experts and advisers on how to use this money.

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CEO Year-End Message: We Never Took Our Eye Off Of You, Our Members

What a year it’s been. Looking back to my first message to you as CEO almost 12 months ago, I wrote about the mountains we each were preparing to conquer. No matter our background, beliefs, or positions on topics in our country – we can likely agree that this year has been harder to climb than we all expected. But despite all the challenges of 2020, one thing is for certain…MSCU never took our eye off you, our members.

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Fraud Protection  |  ID Theft Protection  |  Safety

5 Steps to Take After Being Hacked

Uh oh — you’ve been hacked! Finding out someone has cracked open your accounts and helped themselves to your information can be alarming, but there are ways to mitigate the damage while jump-starting your recovery process. Here are five steps to take after being hacked.

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