9 Mistakes Parents Make When Teaching Kids About Money

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Teaching children how to manage their money can feel like a perpetual balancing act. One day you’re working to instill good financial behaviors, and the next day you’re trying to help them break bad habits. In many families, the subject of money management comes up innocently enough, often as the result of money a child… Read more »

SC Telco Creates Financial relief Program For Those Affected by Government Shutdown

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For information, contact: Jessica Baker Vice President of Member Service, SC Telco 864-232-5588 [email protected] Greenville, S.C. – SC Telco Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative headquartered out of Greenville, S.C., has created a program specifically designed to reach government employees who have lost or delayed income due to the shutdown of the federal government…. Read more »

Money Matters With Moxie: Get More Out of Your Tax Refund

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one—or experienced it for yourself: After doing your taxes and realizing you’ll get a refund, you spend a few weeks dreaming about everything you’ll do with your financial “windfall.” When the money finally arrives, you deposit it in your checking account and gaze adoringly at the too-good-to-be-true balance. But… Read more »

Should I Prepare My Own Taxes or Hire a Professional?

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It stings enough to have to pay taxes, so it is only natural to want to save a little money when it comes to paying for tax preparation. Who wants to pay an extra couple hundred bucks for the privilege of sending our hard-earned dollars to Uncle Sam? You don’t necessarily have to pay to… Read more »

How to Financially Prepare for a New Baby

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Many people (particularly excited grandparents-to-be!) will tell you that if you wait to have a baby until you can afford one, you’ll never have a baby. And there is a lot of wisdom in that counsel. It’s easy to settle into a baby-free lifestyle that affords more eating out, impromptu outings, and little splurge purchases…. Read more »

Leadership Development Institute Invites SC Telco’s McKay To Deliver Speech

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For information, contact: Jessica Baker Vice President of Member Service, SC Telco 864-232-5588 [email protected] EVP Addresses Class of 2018 at LDI Graduation On December 6, 2018, the Carolinas Credit Union League held a graduation ceremony for the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) Class of 2018. The event featured several speakers, including Brian McKay, SC Telco Federal… Read more »

Netflix phishing scam: Don’t take the bait

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by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information – like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use your information to steal your money, your identity, or both. They also use phishing emails to… Read more »

How to Rebuild Your Credit After a Personal Financial Crisis

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Nobody plans to have a financial crisis, but they can happen to anyone. Perhaps a student loan,  youthful indiscretions, or poor planning got you in a hole that you then got stuck in. Or maybe circumstances totally beyond your control knocked out years of thoughtful strategizing. Either way, there are things you can and should… Read more »

102-2018 – FDIC Consumer Awareness Item – Just an FYI

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Just prior to Black Friday FDIC published the resource (See Link Below) to educate consumers heading into the holiday shopping season. Just an FYI to the extent you may be able to use all or part for member education since we Credit Unions get no such assistance from our regulator. Read More