• Corinth

    312 Palmer Avenue
    Corinth, NY 12822

    518-654-9028
  • Cohoes

    35 Niver Street
    Cohoes, NY 12047

    518-654-9028
  • Hudson Falls

    3762 Burgoyne Ave
    Hudson Falls, NY 12839

    518-654-9028
  • Glens Falls

    160 Broad St
    Glens Falls, NY 12801

    518-654-9028
  • Troy

    40 Leversee Road
    Troy, NY 12182

    518-654-9028
  • Shared Branching

    HRCCU is part of the UsNet Shared Branch Network This provides you, our member, greater convenience and real-time access to your accounts when traveling around the corner or across the country.

    Hudson River Community Credit Union

HRCCU Blog

Home Equity vs. Refinancing: Which Is Right For Me?

Posted by Katie Koke on Nov 18, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Home ownership has a lot of perks: you can make renovations and stylistic changes at your leisure. You don’t have to rely on a landlord to make house repairs, and in the long run it’s a better money investment than renting. On top of all of that, if you own a home you can also be eligible for a couple of different unique sources of cash flow. Most notably the access to home equity loans and cash-out refinancing. Both options are exceptional to have in your financial toolbox, but it’s important to understand the different types of utility that they offer, so that you can ultimately understand which is the right option for you. 

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Topics: Mortgage, Credit Union, members, Home Equity

3 Ways Hackers Try to Steal Your Information

Posted by Katie Koke on Nov 11, 2019, 11:00:00 AM
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Topics: Identity Theft, Identity Protection, Credit Union, members, Blog

3 Member Resources You May Not Have Known About

Posted by Katie Koke on Nov 4, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

You bank with HRCCU because you want your money to be safe and sound in an account that you trust. What you might not know is that HRCCU members have access to a bunch of other resources. Here are 3 of our favorites that you might not have known about! 

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Topics: members, Member Resources, Guide

3 Ways to Save on a Halloween Costume

Posted by Katie Koke on Oct 28, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

One of the most fun parts of the autumn season is Halloween, and one of the best parts of Halloween is being able to dress up! There’s only one problem: if you’re on a budget a lot of those especially cool Halloween costumes also tend to come with a big price tag. Luckily that doesn’t have to be the case. With a little creativity and thought you can save yourself a couple dollars and make a killer Halloween costume while doing it! Here are 3 ways to save on a costume this Halloween. 

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Topics: Family, Saving Money, Savings Account, halloween, fun

3 Reasons to Take Out a Home Equity Loan

Posted by Katie Koke on Oct 21, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

If you’ve been a homeowner for a number of years, chances are good that you’re eligible for a home equity loan. But even if you are eligible you may be asking yourself: “Why would I take out another loan?” A home equity loan has quite a few benefits that are worth investigating. Does that mean you should take one out just because you can? Of course not! What it does mean is that you should know about the potential financial opportunities one of these loans can offer - it might provide benefits that you don’t even know about!

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Topics: Blog, Member Resources, Home Equity, Guide

Should You Lease or Buy a Car?

Posted by Katie Koke on Oct 14, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

When you’re looking to buy a car, sometimes the range of different financing and vehicle options can be difficult to parse through: do you want to lease or buy? Do you want to take out a loan or buy a car outright? Of course, making these decisions can also be largely dependent on how flexible your income is, and the access that you have to a loan with a reasonable interest rate. So how do you know which makes the most sense for you? There are a couple of things to consider when making this decision. 

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Topics: Auto, Auto Loan, GreenLight Auto Loan

5 Food Hacks to Save Money

Posted by Adam Rossi on Oct 7, 2019, 11:00:00 AM
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Topics: Savings Account

3 Advantages to Youth Savings

Posted by Adam Rossi on Sep 30, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

If you have young kids, then you’ve probably experienced some feelings of anxiety over both the future of their finances and the future of their financial knowledge at least once or twice. Youth education is not usually especially focused on teaching kids about how financial systems work or teaching about handling and managing money in the future. This responsibility falls upon the parents, not schoolteachers, and with life seemingly becoming busier and busier, it’s always a benefit to have some tools that will help you better educate your child about money. That’s where a youth savings account comes in; after all, what better way to learn than through experience? 

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Topics: Savings Account, youth savings

Should You Lend Money to Friends and Family?

Posted by Adam Rossi on Sep 23, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Family

5 Podcasts for Your Finances

Posted by Adam Rossi on Sep 16, 2019, 1:00:00 PM

If you’re trying to develop a better understanding of how to manage your finances, finding good resources that can help you get where you want to be can be difficult. One resource that can be extremely helpful (and doesn’t monopolize your time) is immersing yourself into the world of financial podcasts! Podcasts are an especially helpful tool because they tend to be short, but not too short. For example, you can throw a podcast on during your morning commute and get through it by the time you get to work, or you can listen to a bunch of them if you’re taking a longer trip - many of them have an extensive back catalog. 

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