Simple Steps to Improving Your Personal Finances

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No one wants to have financial struggles, but knowing how to avoid them does not come naturally to everyone. Some people are gifted with numbers and managing money. Still others studied finances and banking in college. But most of us have had to learn through some hard life lessons and could really benefit from some… Read more »

Feeding Your Family on a Budget: Ten Healthy Meals Under $10

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It didn’t occur to you that a Credit Union would give cooking advice? Think again. Living within a budget is not always easy. Food costs have a way of pushing our family budgets beyond their limit, especially if you dine out regularly. According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, the average American family… Read more »

SC Telco Federal Credit Union Promotes Brian McKay to Executive Vice President

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SC Telco Federal Credit Union, headquartered in the Upstate, continues to grow and expand.  The senior leadership team has made an essential organizational structure change, promoting Chief Operating Officer Brian McKay to Executive Vice President. McKay, who has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, began his career at SC Telco Federal Credit… Read more »

How to Shop the Back-to-School Sales Like a Pro

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Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy—and Fun If your kids haven’t even gotten around to emptying last year’s backpack of composition notebooks, granola bar wrappers, well-loved Thinking Putty, and wrinkled notes, it’s time. Though you may be settling into lazy days poolside, back-to-school shopping will soon be upon you. Being well-prepared will minimize the stress of jumping… Read more »

SC Telco Federal Credit Union Announces Sale of the Florence Branch and Spin-off of Florence Members to South Carolina Federal Credit Union

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SC Telco Federal Credit Union members voted to approve a “spin-off” of the Florence Branch operations to South Carolina Federal Credit Union on June 13, 2018.   The official transition will occur on September 30, 2018. SC Telco came to the difficult, but intentional decision in an effort to use all member resources wisely and efficiently… Read more »

Andrea Finley, SC Telco’s Financial Literacy Coordinator, Earns Certified Financial Education Instructor Status

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On June 13, 2018, Andrea Finley, Financial Literacy Coordinator at SC Telco Federal Credit Union, officially graduated from the Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) professional development program. CFEI coursework provides those interested in teaching financial literacy with the tools, training, and knowledge they need to become effective, compelling financial educators. Andrea completed this coursework in preparation for becoming… Read more »

Credit Card Processing “Deals” May Be Scams

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June 21, 2018 by Emma Fletcher Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC If you’re in a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you – and ways to lower your costs.  Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card… Read more »

How to Know That You’re Ready to Buy a Home

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If you have grown accustomed to renting, but in your heart you want to own your own home, how can you be sure it is in fact a good time for you to buy? In recent years, the number of home buyers between the ages of 18-34 has plummeted to a 30-year low, thanks at… Read more »