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Rent Relief

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program: Now Covering 100% of Rent and Utilities for Income-Eligible Renters & Landlords

The State of California has increased funding for income-eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 to cover 100% of unpaid and future rent or utilities. This increase in rental assistance payments to 100% of unpaid rent will help make landlords whole and keep tenants housed. You can verify your eligibility for… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight MCMS Women's Business Center

SESLOC Spotlight: MCSC’s Women’s Business Center

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center supports local entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing resources and education. Charlene Rosales, Deputy Director/COVID Manager, explains how this organization helps potential and existing businesses succeed: MSCS’s Women’s Business Center Industry: Nonprofit… Read more »

Family Feast

10 SESLOC Rewards for Your Family Feast

Are you in charge of hosting Thanksgiving this year? You can redeem your SESLOC debit and Visa® Signature Rewards card points for merchandise, gift cards, and more. Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards that you can claim to help you put on an unforgettable family feast. Not registered? Head over to SESLOC Rewards to… Read more »

Bulldog Construction Company

Education Grants Support Students’ Return to the Classroom

SESLOC Education Grants provide funding to support innovation and expand supplies at local K-12 schools. Here’s how a few teachers recently used grants to support their students’ return to the classroom: Paloma Creek High School teacher Scott Killen used a grant to fund supplies to launch a dynamic project-based learning program — the student-run Bulldog… Read more »

8 Ways to Use a HELOC

8 Ways to Use a HELOC

Tackle your to-do list with your available home equity line of credit — you can borrow up to your maximum credit limit, when you need it, as you need it. It’s as simple as making a transfer in Online Banking! Your HELOC provides more flexibility to support your goals than other loan options due to… Read more »

Social Security

Social Security’s Uncertain Future: What You Should Know

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER   Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system, which means today’s workers are paying taxes for the benefits received by today’s retirees. However, demographic trends such as lower birth rates, higher retirement rates, and longer life spans are causing long-run fiscal challenges. There are simply not enough U.S. workers to support the… Read more »

Local Business

10 Tips to Help Businesses Stay Safe Online

October is National Cybersecurity Month, and our Business Services team has ten tips to help you protect the cybersecurity of your business or nonprofit while online: Set a strong password policy. Passwords should be at least 8 characters long and include numbers, special characters, and a mix of upper and lower cases. Avoid personal or public… Read more »

Super Air Savers

SESLOC Employees Go Green & Save 6 Tons of CO2 This Summer

SESLOC competed with other San Luis Obispo County organizations in Rideshare’s Summer Clean Air Challenge, and thanks to the efforts of our employees, we came out on top! Over the summer, employees logged their carbon dioxide-saving commuting alternatives — such as riding their bike, carpooling, using the bus, or telecommuting. Our team logged over 650… Read more »

5 Reasons to Get a Personal Loan

5 Reasons to Get a Signature Loan

A signature loan gives you quick access to cash and the rates are competitive. Plus, the payments are the same each month, so you know exactly when the debt will be paid off and the total cost of the loan. But when should you consider a signature loan over something else? 1. For Big Purchases… Read more »

From Your CEO — Fall 2021

I will be the first to admit that I’m not the most technically-savvy credit union employee. I am a frequent visitor to our IT Help Desk. And while I knew SESLOC had launched Pay with Points as part of the SESLOC Rewards program in August, it was a few weeks before I signed up to… Read more »

Federal Government

Advancing Tax Proposals Put Corporations and High-Income Individuals in Spotlight

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER   On Saturday, September 25, 2021, the House Budget Committee voted to advance a $3.5 trillion spending package to the House floor for debate. The House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation had previously released summaries of proposed tax changes intended to help fund the spending package…. Read more »