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The Ins and Outs of Credit

What is credit? And why does it matter? By definition, credit is the ability to borrow money or access goods and services with the promise that you’ll pay it back later. Credit is an integral part of your financial power, and fully understanding how it works will help you build a solid history that will open doors and advance your goals. While...
Mastering Credit

Quicktips: The Trick to Faster Mobile Deposits

Have you ever had a mobile deposit held up for "review"? Here are some tricks to make sure your money shows up in your account right away.
Forming Money Habits

Be On the Lookout for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As distribution of COVID-19 vaccines ramped up throughout 2021, the piggybacking scams were right behind. After a number of coronavirus-related scams circulated throughout 2020, another round of vaccine-related scams surfaced in 2021—some of which are  ongoing . Scammers are relentless, becoming more sophisticated, and have a singular goal to...
Protecting Your Information

How to Ensure Your Accounts Are Safe

Living in the digital age, it’s all too common to find out your accounts have been compromised. If it hasn’t happened to you, you likely know someone who has—whether it be Facebook, email, online banking, or really any other online account with a login. Luckily, there are ways to mitigate the damage while jump-starting your recovery process. If...
Protecting Your Information

7 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is a great time of year to clear your house of clutter and dust away winter’s dirt and grime. Why not do the same for your finances? Clutter can accumulate there, too. Whatever your current situation, a thorough spring-cleaning for your finances is a responsible move this time of year. Here are some ways to put your financial home in orde...
Planning Your Future Forming Money Habits

7 Visa Card Features That Might Surprise You

‘More than just a piece of plastic’ Credit cards offer a convenient way to make purchases. That much is known. What’s less understood are the benefits credit cards can offer. For those willing to put on their research hats, there are many perks attached to credit cards—many of which you may already have at your disposal without knowing it. To ge...
Planning Your Future Forming Money Habits Knowing Your Payment Options

10 Tips for Fortifying Your Passwords and Usernames

Many of us know not to include sensitive information, like our Social Security number or birthday, in our logins (and if you didn’t know, now you do!). But that’s just the most basic step you can take to keep your information safe from would-be fraudsters. Specific username and password rules can differ from website to website, but these five...
Protecting Your Information

One-Stop Financial Shopping

If you’re like most shoppers, you’d rather make as few trips as possible when checking off the shopping list. Retailers have met this demand by providing a more diverse selection of products than ever before—we’ve long become accustomed to setting dog food, running shoes, and organic produce in the same shopping cart (both the physical and onlin...
Planning Your Future Forming Money Habits Knowing Your Payment Options

What's New With SELCO's Digital Services?

As the world continues to speed up, many of us choose to manage everything on the go, including our finances. With that in mind, SELCO recently rolled out some exciting new features for its ever-growing suite of digital services. Here’s a quick overview of these enhancements: Signing up for and viewing Your eStatements straight from the app If...
Planning Your Future Forming Money Habits Knowing Your Payment Options

Passing On the Story of You

Legacy planning can ensure your wishes (as well as your wealth) live on through your heirs. Sometimes, the best things in life aren’t … things. And that’s where legacy planning comes in. Legacy planning goes well beyond leaving your wealth to loved ones. It incorporates the elements of  estate planning  and then some, allowing you to pass on you...
Planning Your Future
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