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6 Apps To Help Kick-Start the School Year

Whether your children are getting ready for another round of remote learning or packing their backpacks with face coverings and hand sanitizer for in-person schooling, there are many apps available to help get the year off to a great start. Schoolwork organization apps School this year will be noticeably different than previous years. With the...
Planning Your Future

Is It Time To Refinance Your Auto Loan?

Not just for mortgages, refis can mean big savings over the life of your car loan When you hear the word “refinance,” what usually comes to mind? A mortgage loan, right? And in the current landscape, there’s  no better time to restructure  your home loan. But did you know you can also refinance a vehicle loan? Often, when you finance a vehicle,...
Buying a Vehicle Knowing Your Payment Options

5 Reasons To Get Connected With SELCO App

It’s no mystery that we exist in a digitally driven world. We search online for everything under the sun. We shop. We chat with friends and family through social media. Nearly  5 billion people use the Internet , according to recent statistics. And much of that time is spent on a mobile device. A study by global tech protection and support compa...
Choosing a Financial Partner Forming Money Habits

4 Ways To Watch Your Savings Grow

Remember the days of pedaling to the local bank and depositing your lawn-mowing or paper-route money into a savings account? Life is more complicated now (as are our finances), but the idea remains the same: We want a safe place to store our money and, ideally, watch it grow. SELCO has been around since the throes of the Great Depression,...
Planning Your Future Forming Money Habits

Loose Change Stack-Up

A fun, educational game for your kids The Loose Change Stack-Up is a fun, easy activity to teach your kids how to count change as well as the value of earning money. Teaching kids at an early age how to count and earn money will help set them up for success later in life by building a financial foundation of knowledge. This activity is great for...
Forming Money Habits

7 Life Insurance Misconceptions

Many of us let popular claims about life insurance convince us that we don’t need it. Whatever your unique needs, it doesn’t hurt to give what you’ve heard additional thought—in fact, it might help a great deal. Read on to see if you change your mind about seven of the most common life insurance misconceptions. #1: I’m single and have no...
Planning Your Future Understanding Insurance

SELCO Select Checking: Your Personal Financial Hub

A checking account is no longer just a place to house and access your money. In the past, checking accounts were mostly used as a pass-through system, pooling your money and then dispersing it via checks or cash withdrawals. But like so many other banking products and services, checking accounts have evolved to fit modern times and needs. You ca...
Planning Your Future Knowing Your Payment Options

Renting as a College Student

For many college students, renting off-campus is a major part of the college experience. Exciting, too. I, for one, couldn’t wait to live with friends. We were looking for something affordable, sure, but what we wanted most was an awesome place to throw parties. And while a great space to hang out for a reasonable price is important, there are...
Mastering Credit Planning Your Future

Knowing Your Home Improvement Options

As spring turns to summer, Oregon's natural beauty is in full view. Is it time to spruce up your home to match that splendor? Depending on the scope of the project, home improvements can be both time-consuming and costly. And many use their home’s equity to acquire the funds needed to complete the project. Home equity lines of credit (HELOCs),...
Planning Your Future Owning a Home Knowing Your Payment Options

Friendly Warning: Tax Season Is ‘Fraud’ Season

Tax season fraud and malware campaigns have a seemingly endless number of ploys, often using flagrantly aggressive tactics, like applying threats and an extreme urgency to act or face fines, imprisonment, or legal action. Not surprisingly, a big focus in fiscal year 2021 (spanning October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021) was again COVID-19-relate...
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