Newsletter

July 2018

Your Personal RV Buying Guide

In terms of major life purchases, an RV lands somewhere between a car and a house. So the more you know before you buy, the smoother things will go.

What's New With Our Mobile App?

The latest version of the SELCO Mobile Banking app includes touch ID, an improved design, and an easy method to send money to friends and family.

Car Dealership Due Diligence

There's more to used car shopping than picking whatever's newest and cheapest. These basics cover the research worth doing before you head to the dealer.

When Buying a Used Car, Beware of 'Curbstoning'

Used car sales through private sellers don't have the same protections as through a dealer. So it's important to make sure you're not misled.

SPARK! Creative Learning Grants

Teachers: Tell us about your idea for an innovative and engaging K-12 project and you could receive funding. Applications open August 15.
 

May 2018

4 Ways to Watch Your Savings Grow

Conventional savings accounts offer the easiest access to funds but the lowest interest rates. Don't overlook these alternate savings vehicles; they're more accessible than you might think!

Our Annual Highlights

Curious how SELCO's doing? We're sharing our annual financial info with our fellow member-owners, along with a short video covering some of our accomplishments of the past year.

Earn 1.25% APY on an 18-Month Certificate

Give us a call, visit a branch, or log into online banking to get started.

Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

These 20 ambitious high school seniors will receive $1,500 toward their first year of college.

Tricks to Selling Your Home Quickly

Nobody ever wants to drag out the process of home selling. Here are a few tips from our mortgage team on getting it done ASAP.

A Parent's Guide to In-Game Purchases

Not all virtual purchases are equal. Understanding the differences is key to helping your kids spend responsibly.
 

March 2018

Before You Sign Your Auto Loan...

Financing can be complex. Here are a few questions to keep in mind to make sure you fully understand your options, before you sign on the dotted line.

The Trick to Faster Mobile Deposits

Do your mobile deposits keep getting held up for "review"? Here are some tricks to make sure your money shows up in your account right away.

$1,500 Toward Your Tuition and Textbooks

Headed for college? We're now taking applications for our annual scholarship program.

Find Your Tax Information

From dividends earned to deposits made, we've put together a list of all relevant tax forms and where you can find the info you need.

The Financial Mistakes of Our 20s and 30s

The future has a habit of sneaking up on you. Keep an eye out for these all too common—but avoidable—financial miscalculations.
 

January 2018

Schedule an Appointment with Our New Tool

Need to meet with us? Our site's recently been upgraded with an easy-to-use scheduler. Find "Schedule an Appointment" in the footer of any page and let us know what time and place works best and what you want to talk about.

Alerts, Tips, and FAQs About Your Security

That’s not all that’s new at selco.org. Our new Security Center includes warnings about known scams, advice for staying safe, and next steps if your account is compromised.

Coming Soon to West Bend

Introducing the newest branch in SELCO’s family: West Bend! It’s a new approach to a credit union, with 24/7 indoor ATMs, video conferencing with specialists, and an open layout instead of teller windows. Mark your calendar for the open house on February 2!

How Students Can Keep Money in Their Pockets

In the moment, it can be hard to tell the difference between what you need and what you want. That's the beauty of having a budget to fall back on.

Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund (Yes, You Too)

When you're healthy and insured, it's hard to imagine you'd ever need an emergency fund. But that thinking can get you into hot water.
 

November 2017

Learn to Do New Things with Online Banking

Our new "How To" section features a growing list of click-through tutorials on everything from automatic alerts to paying bills.

Tips to Control Holiday Spending

You like to take risks when investing, but your partner wants to play it safe. Where to start when coming up with a plan?

Be Aware of Free Trial Offers

Sometimes “free” isn’t all that free, which can come as a real shock if you find an unexpected charge on your account.

How Long Does It Take to Double an Investment?

The exact math behind long-term investment growth can get complicated. Luckily, there’s a shortcut to making a pretty good estimate.
 

September 2017

For a Limited Time, Get a Special 4-Year Certificate

Guarantee your savings growth with a 1.85% APY* on new 4-year certificates.

Our Mini-Grants Aren't So 'Mini' Anymore

Every year, we award grants to K-12 educators to fund creative learning projects. This year, our grants have a new name, bigger award amounts, and a new way to share your innovative ideas.

Smart Speakers Answer Your SELCO Questions

Own an Amazon Echo, Dot, or Show? Download the SELCO Skill for voice-activated access to branch hours, up-to-date rates, and other handy information.

6 Essential Tips for Renting an Apartment in College

Living on your own can be equally intimidating and exciting. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Which Mortgage Type Is Best for You?

Naturally, you pick the mortgage with the lowest rate... right? Turns out it's not that simple.
 

July 2017

Welcome to the New Selco.org

If you haven't seen it yet, we've made some big changes to our website and online banking. Check out our simplified navigation, prominently placed rates, quick link icons, and much more.

Homeowners Can Put Equity to Work with a HELOC

A home is likely the largest investment most of us will make. Learn how to protect that investment by leveraging your home's value.

Finding a Balance While Investing

You like to take risks when investing, but your partner wants to play it safe. Where to start when coming up with a plan?

How Can I Boost My Credit Score?

We've talked about credit before, but what practical steps can you take to get and keep a high score? Credit Squirrel returns to explain.
 

May 2017

What's Your #GoodLifeGoal?

Whether it's starting a family, getting an education, or seeing the world, each of us defines our own goals for a good life. Share yours to be entered into a monthly drawing for $100 (and maybe even featured in one of our ads)!

Congratulations to Our 2017 Scholarship Winners

These 20 exceptional high school seniors will receive $1,500 toward education expenses.

Consider Your Options Before Taking on Home Improvements

The arrival of spring means the start of renovations, landscaping, and other big projects around the house. What's the best way to finance these?

Is It Better to Buy or Lease Your Car?

Payment plan questions to ask yourself (and the dealer) when shopping for that new car ... or spaceship.