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Your credit score might jump in July—will you be affected?

Posted By: | April 13th, 2017 | No Comments

Starting July 1, buying a home might get a little easier—for some. According to a recent report, the country’s three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) are changing the way they calculate credit scores, a move that will boost certain consumers’ credit. What’s changing? The credit agencies rely on information from public records […]

Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting

Posted By: | January 18th, 2017 | No Comments

2017 Annual Meeting HMFCU will hold its annual meeting on Thursday February 9 at 5 PM in the Garden Level Auditorium at the Bob Lanier Public Works Building located at 611 Walker St. Houston, TX 77002. We are seeking nominations of qualified candidates to represent our membership and run for election to our Board of Directors. Submit your request […]

An Easy Way to Save with a 52 Week Savings Plan

Posted By: | January 17th, 2017 | No Comments

Saving doesn’t have to be complicated.   We’ve made it easy to save with our 52 Week Savings Plan. Download and print the form below to help you track your savings for 52 weeks. The idea is simple. Week 1, save $1. Week 2, save $2 and so on. By the end of 52 weeks […]

7 Mistakes Financial Planners See When it Comes to Retirement

Posted By: | November 16th, 2016 | No Comments

Watching the sunset on the beach every day. Doing a cross-country road trip whenever you feel like it. Finally devoting time to that hobby you’ve been dreaming of turning into your full-time gig. If you’re like a lot of folks, one or all of these are something you want to do in retirement someday. And […]

10 financial habits you need to start today

Posted By: | August 2nd, 2016 | No Comments

August 2, 2016 by Tracie Fobes, GOBANKINGRATES 10 financial habits you need to start today   When you look at people who are financially fit, they all have several things in common. They know the value of money and have developed plans and habits that keep them in shape — financially speaking, of course. They […]

Auto Finance Scams

Posted By: | April 5th, 2016 | No Comments

So, you’re buying a car. You’ve made it past the tedious comparison shopping, you’ve finished the detail-oriented research and you’ve even endured the haggling with the salesperson. Your tongue probably tastes like that terrible coffee they use in every car dealership in America, the kids are probably getting cranky and it’s pretty likely you’re thinking […]

FOMO: Do You Live For Now Or For The Future?

Posted By: | February 16th, 2016 | No Comments

Do you suffer from FOMO? It’s a generational phenomenon, like absinthe was for the Greatest Generation. For those not in the know, FOMO is an acronym that stands for Fear Of Missing Out. It’s that sensation in the back of your mind that makes you go out even when you’re tired. It’s the reason you […]

Our 2016 Annual Meeting is almost here

Posted By: | January 15th, 2016 | No Comments

HMFCU will hold its annual meeting on Thursday February 11 at 5 PM at the E.B. Cape Center located at 4501 Leeland Street Houston, TX 77023. We are seeking nominations of qualified candidates to represent our membership and run for election to our Board of Directors. Submit your request along with a resume by January 29th to nominations@hmefcu.org or HMFCU, ATTN. Nominating Committee, PO […]

Six Questions Your Auto Dealer Hopes You Can’t Answer

Posted By: | November 17th, 2015 | No Comments

Navigating automobile financing can be one of the biggest financial headaches you’ll encounter. But, unless you want to walk everywhere, it’s something you’ll have to deal with. The biggest hurdle is figuring out the angles and understanding the entities that stand to profit from the transaction. Let’s go through some of the more challenging parts […]

HMFCU awarded CDFI grant

Posted By: | October 23rd, 2015 | No Comments

Houston Metropolitan Federal Credit Union (HMFCU) has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Treasury Department, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. HMFCU is a recognized CDFI with the mission of offering affordable financial products and services that meet the unique needs of economically underserved communities. “Access to affordable financial products and services is critical […]