Important Tax Fraud Alert

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Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service Washington, DC 20227   February 20, 2018   The Internal Revenue Service today is alerting financial institutions to the proper handling of erroneous federal tax refunds resulting from an emerging fraud scheme that could affect thousands of people across the country. Financial institutions using external leads… Read more »

Understanding the Four Pillars of Personal Finance

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The first of the year is a great time to take a personal financial inventory especially when you may be recovering from overspending at Christmas. Perhaps you are thinking ahead to 2018 taxes and how to lower them. Maybe you’ve made a resolution to make and really live by, a monthly budget. In any case,… Read more »

SC Telco Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Kindness starts with one. Celebrated from February 11-17, 2018, Random Acts of Kindness Week (#RAKWeek) is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. Led by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, this seven-day celebration demonstrates how being kind to one another starts with one person. Celebrate with us this week. SC Telco will be giving… Read more »

Top Financial Recovery Tips to Wipe Out Holiday Debt

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Are you in need of financial recovery from the holidays? If you’re like most people, there’s a pretty good chance you spent a bit more than you planned to during the holiday season. Whether it was additional gifts, an extra special dinner out, or enough decorations to make Clark Griswold jealous, overspending during the holidays… Read more »

What Fraud Protection Tools Do You Have?

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The holidays mean that most of us have likely been doing some online spending—and increasing our chances of becoming victims of credit card fraud at the same time. Even if you aren’t using your debit or credit card a lot, there is still the chance it can be stolen, and there could be a lot… Read more »

Keeping your Financial Resolutions Long After Others Give Up

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It’s that time of year again. Everyone is talking about their New Year’s Resolutions, and you’re wondering what to write on your list. But with around 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions not even making it past February, it can be hard to keep those annual goals. This year, no matter what your financial resolutions… Read more »

Five Ways to Make the Most of a Windfall

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What would you do with a million dollars? How would you make the most of a windfall? People love to think and talk about what they’d do with large sums of unexpected money—if they won the lottery or were suddenly gifted a million dollars. Travel the world. Give to charity. Buy a huge house. Naturally,… Read more »

Ready, Set, Retire! Are you ready for your retirement?

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Depending on how old you are, retirement may seem a long way away. But in reality, there’s no better time than now to prepare and focus on what you’ll need when you decide to stop working. In fact, the earlier you begin retirement planning and saving, the more you can save away and be earning… Read more »

How to Get Debt Free and Stay Debt Free

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Good for you, you’re debt free! But now what? For most Americans, the process of becoming debt free is not easy.  Almost 40 percent of people live with credit card debt, and on average, they have more than $16,000 racked up on those cards. So once you’ve been able to get out of debt, it’s… Read more »