Why Teaching Your Kids About Money Is Important

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By the time your child graduates from high school, she may be able to calculate the adjacent angle to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, but will she be able to balance her checkbook? While kids may learn impressive advanced math in school, the fundamentals of understanding and managing money often fall to the wayside…. Read more »

SC Telco Federal Credit Union Names Brian McKay Chief Executive Officer

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Greenville, SC – SC Telco Federal Credit Union announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian McKay as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Steve Harkins upon his retirement in April of this year. “During this period of transition, I can think of no one more qualified or perfectly suited for this position,”… Read more »

6 Steps for Successful Family Goal Setting

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“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” -Earl Nightingale When you think about goal setting, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably think about personal objectives like weight loss, spending habits, educational endeavors, and self-improvement exercises. That makes sense since working toward a goal requires self-discipline. But what about… Read more »

Free cruise? Try illegal robocall with an upsell.

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Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced charges against the operators of a telemarketing scheme known as “free cruise” who were illegally soliciting robocalls and dialing numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. Per the FTC, “Robocalls trying to sell you something are illegal unless a company has your written permission to call you… Read more »

10 Ways to Better Manage Your Time

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Time is a finite resource. We all have 24 hours in a day. No more, no less. It’s what we do with that time that matters. Fortunately, good time management isn’t an innate talent you’re born with; it’s a skill that can be developed. If you look at the most successful people in the world,… Read more »

SC Telco CEO Steve Harkins to Retire April 2020

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SC Telco Federal Credit Union announced today that CEO Steve Harkins will retire in April 2020 after 33 years of service to the organization. His successor will be announced in late January.   Greenville, SC – Steve Harkins has been SC Telco Federal Credit Union CEO for over thirty years and has worked in the… Read more »

How to Save More Money in 2020

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Year after year, saving money ranks as one of the five most popular New Year’s resolutions, along with eating healthier, losing weight, getting more exercise, and learning a new skill. A study by the University of Scranton showed that approximately 45 percent of us make resolutions like these, but only eight percent are successful at… Read more »

Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle: Are Mobile Payment Apps Safe to Use?

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We’ve been moving toward a cashless society for years. Thanks to direct deposit, credit cards, and debit cards, most of us have been able to earn a living and pay for expenses without handling a single piece of currency. But social transactions like splitting a check at dinner, buying something at a yard sale, or… Read more »

11 Effective Ways to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

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In February 2019, US News & World Report conducted a survey to find out whether consumers are taking precautions to protect themselves from fraud or identity theft. According to the survey results, approximately 23 percent of the respondents shared that they had fallen victim to a scam of some type within the past three years…. Read more »