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COVID-19 Update: Due to the recent uptick in cases in the immediate area, we’re taking the initial precaution of closing our Danbury Branch lobby and will only be assisting members at that location via our drive-up until further notice.

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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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Savings

My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish It?

The last few months have been really tough on people's finances, and many have been forced to use their savings for getting by. If your emergency fund and savings account are basically zero, you may be wondering how can you replenish it. 

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Company News

Why You Should Consider The Credit Union Difference

From the outside, banks look sophisticated and glamorous. There’s all that hype, glossy advertising and flashy logos. But, when it comes down to it, those things don’t matter much. What counts is how each institution will look after your money and what kind of service you can expect from them. And, while banks and credit unions offer nearly identical services and account choices, there are some subtle differences.

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ID Theft Protection

Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Explained

You have probably heard people talk about the mysterious “Dark Web” where criminals gather to commit fraudulent acts that result in financial fraud, identity theft and more. But most people don’t really understand what the Dark Web is or how it works. Let’s start with a few facts about the Internet itself.

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Cyber Security

Watch Out for These Scams as the Country Moves Toward Reopening

As the coronavirus continues spreading across the country in waves and peaks, every state is making bold moves toward reopening under a strange new set of circumstances dubbed the “New Normal.” Face coverings are de rigueur. Floor markings have been slapped down exactly 6 feet apart near checkout counters in retail stores. Shoppers are weary, cautious and careful. And, as the country moves forward and adapts to the new realities, scammers aren’t far behind.

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Budgeting  |  Health & Wellness  |  Home-Buying  |  Savings

Financial Dos and Don’ts During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the coronavirus has landed on American shores, each day seems to bring more devastating news about the state of our economy. What steps should you be taking to protect you personal finances during this time?

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Budgeting  |  Health & Wellness

Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you make with guilt. No one wants to live with that debt burden. But how do you kiss your debt goodbye?

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Company News

Actions Speak Louder Than Words When Elevating the Community

Our hearts are broken for the black community. In the last few weeks we have been listening, learning and determining what role we can play in offering solutions.

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Credit Card  |  Health & Wellness

Why Does My Credit Score Matter?

Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, a rental unit and so much more.

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Fraud Protection  |  Health & Wellness  |  Safety

Don't Let Scammers Get Your Stimulus Check!

Millions of Americans have received or are awaiting a gift from Uncle Sam to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on March 27, the federal government is sending out $290 billion in stimulus checks over the next half a year.

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Budgeting  |  Safety

Six Tips To Use Your Economic Impact Payment To Boost Your Financial Health

Many Americans are eligible for Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)* as part of coronavirus tax relief efforts. Here are six tips to help you use your economic impact payment safely and in a way that benefits your financial health & well-being during this difficult time.

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