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Special Loan Assistance Programs for Members in Need due to COVID-19

We understand that the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting our members and we want to help. Here are some options available to those who are experiencing difficulty making their loan payments. Note, we too are impacted by the shelter-at-home warning and are working with fewer team members. We will process requests as quickly… Read more »

Relief for Student Aid

Federal Student Loan Borrowers Get Expanded Relief in CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, the largest economic stimulus bill in the history of the United States, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.1 Included in the legislation are new rules for student loan relief that supersede the rules that were announced only a week earlier by the Department of Education. For more… Read more »

Stay on Course

Coping with Market Volatility: Continuing to Invest May Help You Stay on Course

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER In the current market environment, the value of your holdings may be fluctuating widely — and it’s natural to feel tentative about further investment. But regularly adding to an account that’s designed for a long-term goal may cushion the emotional impact of market swings. If losses are offset even in part… Read more »

Grow Your Savings

Grow Your Savings — Youth Coloring & Activity Book

Download Grow Your Savings, a fun activity book filled with coloring pages, puzzles, and more! Financial education is important, and it’s never too early to start. Grow Your Savings is a spring themed introduction to the magic of interest. Check out more fun online tools to teach kids about money.     

Economic Impact Payments

What to Know About Your Stimulus Check

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on Friday, March 27. This act includes economic impact payments to individuals, also known as “stimulus checks.” You can read more about the relief the act provides to individuals and businesses here, but this is what you need to know about claiming… Read more »

5 Financial Goals for Your 20's

5 Financial Health Goals for Your 20’s

Starting a new chapter in your life as an independent adult? One of the most important lessons you can learn is about financial wellness. Give your future self the gift of security by hitting these five financial health goals in your 20’s: 1. Start a Budget  A budget is essential for taking control of your… Read more »

CARES Act

CARES Act Provides Relief to Individuals and Businesses

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This $2 trillion emergency relief package is intended to assist individuals and businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and accompanying economic crisis. Major relief provisions are summarized here. Unemployment Provisions The legislation provides for: An additional $600… Read more »

Income Loss

What Can You Do if You Experience a Loss of Income?

Experiencing a loss in income is an extremely stressful event that will leave you feeling lost and worried about the future. But you don’t have to do it alone — there are tools and resources available to make your situation manageable as you get back on track. If you have loans at SESLOC, see what… Read more »

Action Plan

Action Plan: Recovering From Fraud

Identity theft is the illegal use of another’s personal data, such as name, birth date and Social Security number. A casually discarded receipt, a personal document or checkbook kept in a desk drawer, mail theft, and dumpster diving are all very real threats. With enough information, a fraudster may open accounts in your name, obtain credit… Read more »

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SMART Goals & Saving — Youth Coloring & Activity Book

Download SMART Goals & Saving, a fun activity book filled with coloring pages, puzzles, and more! Financial education is important, and it’s never too early to start. SMART Goals & Saving is an futuristic themed introduction to making goals that work. Check out more fun online tools to teach kids about money.     

Small business owner SBA loans

COVID-19: Special Business Loan and Federal Government Disaster Assistance Programs

Edited April 7, 2020 We care about our members, businesses and the communities we serve. That’s why we’re here to help. We have options for payment deferrals and access to Federal Government Disaster Assistance Programs for small businesses. We will all get through this together! Note, we too are impacted by the shelter-at-home warning and are working with fewer team… Read more »