7 Money Management Tips for Military Deployments

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Military deployments are a way of life for around 200,000 of our U.S. service members each year, and serving away from home, sometimes for a long duration of time, can be difficult on many levels, including financially. So, what are the best practices for money management while deployed? With a solid plan and the right… Read more »

4 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

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There are a million different details to consider when you are planning a big trip — from transportation and hotels to daily activities and sightseeing schedules. One detail to keep top-of-mind is whether your most valuable asset — your money — will be safe as you travel. Fortunately, there are several things you can do… Read more »

7 Steps for Planning a Family Vacation on a Budget

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For many, the idea of a family vacation is a bit of a love/hate relationship. We all want to enjoy some time away, but then questions like “How will we afford it?” or “Where will we go?” come to the forefront of the discussion. As a result, only seven out of ten people will actually… Read more »

How to Budget for Home Renovations

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Americans’ passion for home renovations is bigger than ever. A 2019 study by Trulia showed that approximately 90 percent of all homeowners are considering a home renovation of some kind. Of that 90 percent, half of the homeowners indicated they are working with a budget of around $5,000, and 20 percent are planning to spend… Read more »

How to Get the Best Return on Your Home Renovation

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When you first purchased your home, you probably felt like you were on top of the world. Typically, you choose your new house because it fits your lifestyle the best. But as time goes on, that same home will surely require routine maintenance or new upgrades, either to keep up with your life changes or… Read more »

How to Finance a Boat Purchase

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With warmer weather comes more time outdoors, and for those who have access to waterways, the desire to own a boat increases. But when it comes to buying a boat, what do you need to know? In this post, we’ll explore all the aspects of boat loans and what it takes to sail home on… Read more »

What is a HELOC, and Should I Get One?

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A HELOC, or Home Equity Line of Credit, is a revolving line of credit that helps you pay for large expenses or consolidate debt. It uses the equity you’ve built in your home as a baseline for what you can borrow and your home as collateral for the loan. The HELOC is one option that… Read more »

Damon Sipe Joins SC Telco as Vice President of Technology

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Damon Sipe joined SC Telco Federal Credit Union as the Vice President of Technology in early March. As an 18-year IT veteran, Damon has served in various technology leadership roles including the medical, insurance, and service industries. Most recently, he was responsible for managing a team of highly skilled virtual CIO’s, Account Managers, and a… Read more »