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Money Management Minute

Money Management Minute

Money Management Minute is a financial health public service announcement series airing on KCBX, KVEC, KKJG and KSTT this holiday season. In case you missed it, check out these handy tips: Look Out for Psychological Tricks Do you know some sales are designed with psychological tricks to compel us to shop and buy? It is so… Read more »

SESLOC Rewards for the Perfect Gift

10 SESLOC Rewards for the Perfect Gift

The holidays are coming up fast — did you know you can redeem your SESLOC HomeFREE Checking™ debit card and Visa Signature® Rewards card points for merchandise and gift cards? Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards for the perfect gift. Not registered? Head over to SESLOC Rewards to register your HomeFREE Checking debit card… Read more »

Moving Insurance

How Can I Insure My Possessions During a Move?

There are several ways to insure your possessions while you’re moving. Perhaps your current homeowners policy includes coverage for your personal property during a move. The policy may cover your possessions at the new location for a limited time, also. The same coverages, exclusions, and deductibles apply while you’re moving as they would for a… Read more »

5Cities Homeless Coalition

SESLOC Spotlight: 5Cities Homeless Coalition

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is a local nonprofit powered by the community coming together to help those in need. Janna Nichols, Executive Director, explains how 5CHC has provided support and resources since 2009: 5Cities Homeless Coalition Industry: Nonprofit Serving the… Read more »

Retirement Limits for 2021

IRA and Retirement Plan Limits for 2021

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. While some of the limits remain unchanged for 2021, other key numbers have increased. IRA Contribution Limits The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA in 2021 is $6,000 (or 100% of your… Read more »

Auto Insurance

The ABCs of Auto Insurance

Whether you already have auto insurance or are considering buying some, you may be wondering how much is enough and which types of coverage you need. Here are a few tips to get you started: A is For Auto Policy When you purchase auto insurance, you enter into a written contract with your insurance company…. Read more »

Emotional Spending

Managing Emotional Spending

Does spending lift your spirits when life gets you down? Many of us turn to “retail therapy” when we feel down or stressed, and for a good reason. Studies show that shopping can trigger dopamine, which is a chemical in our brains that makes us feel good and fulfilled. For many, the act of spending… Read more »

New Tax Rules

The New Estate Tax Rules and Your Estate Plan

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Tax Act) included new gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax provisions. The 2010 Tax Act provided that in 2011 and 2012, the gift and estate tax basic exclusion amount was $5 million (indexed for inflation in… Read more »

Credit Counseling

The Lowdown on Credit Counseling

Have you ever wondered if credit counseling might help you? Most of us have never stopped to even think about what credit counseling is until we find ourselves facing a financial roadblock. Credit counseling isn’t just for those who need to improve their financial health — it can also help you to be more proactive… Read more »

Pumpkin Pie

10 SESLOC Rewards to Bring Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving might look a little different this year due to COVID, but a small celebration at home can be just as festive and meaningful. Did you know you can redeem your SESLOC HomeFREE Checking™ debit card and Visa Signature® Rewards card points for merchandise to elevate your celebration? Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards… Read more »

Be Cyber Smart

Be Cybersmart — Youth Coloring & Activity Book

Download Be Cybersmart, a fun activity book filled with coloring pages, puzzles, and more! October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and being cyber smart is important for the whole family. Be Cyber Smart is an introduction to strong passwords and the tricks bad guys use to get your information. Check out more fun online tools… Read more »