Yearly Archives: 2021

What Are the Advantages of a HELOC?

I’m looking to tap into my home’s equity, possibly using a Home Equity Line of Credit. What are some of the advantages of choosing the HELOC option? A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is an open credit line that is secured by the equity of the borrower’s home. Homeowners can generally open a…
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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments set to Begin in July

  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released details about the child tax credit, including dates for when your advanced child tax credit payments will arrive. The IRS is set to begin advanced payments of the enhanced child tax credit (CTC) on July 15 – 50% of these enhanced credits will…
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Patriot Helps Homeless Matters

Patriot team members delivered boxes and bags full of donated food items to Homeless Matters, Chambersburg, in support of efforts to supply the Blessing Box at Park Avenue UMC. A Blessing Box is an honor system food pantry where people in need, can get food. A special thanks to the generous residents…
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How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

A stay-at-home summer doesn’t need to be boring. You can turn your own backyard into a summer oasis without breaking the budget. Here is how to cost effectively maximize your outdoor space. From entertaining in style to keeping the kids busy, we’ve got you covered! Upgrade your outdoor furniture…
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All You Need to Know About Checking Accounts

The most obvious things in life are often overlooked, and your checking account is just one of them. Most people hardly give a thought to this important account and how to best manage it effectively. We’re here to change that. Here’s all you need to know about checking accounts: What is a checking…
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10 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Credit Union

1. Superior member service At Patriot you’re always greeted with happy faces and representatives who are ready and willing to help you. There’s no cold, sterile atmosphere here! Instead, at, every member is part of the family. We’re truly invested in your financial wellness and we’re here to…
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Barry Joins Patriot as AVP – Business Loan Officer

  Patriot Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Mary Barry has joined the credit union’s business services team as an Assistant Vice President, Business Loan Officer. A native and resident of Frederick, Barry has more than 32 years of banking experience with emphasis on relationship…
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Financing a Home Renovation with a Home Equity Loan

  I’m doing some home renovations this spring, and I’m not sure how to finance it all. Do I take out a loan? Should I just charge all the expenses to my credit card? There are so many options! Which one makes the most sense for my finances? Whether you’re gutting your entire kitchen or...Read…
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Mortgage Rates Are Rising; Should I Refinance?

Refinancing a mortgage is essentially paying off the remaining balance on an existing home loan and then taking out a new mortgage loan, often at a lower interest rate. It may sound like a no-brainer, but there are many factors to consider before moving forward with a refinance.  Is it a good time to…
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