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Money Concepts for Teens

Money Concepts for Teens & Young Adults

If you’re about to head out into the workforce, there are some important things you’ll need to know about adulting — like budgeting and credit report basics, how taxes affect your take home pay, and what you need to know about applying for college financial aid. Download the Money Concepts for Teens and Young Adults… Read more »

5 Financial Health Goals for Your 30s

5 Financial Health Goals for Your 30’s

The 5 financial health goals for your 20’s help you develop a solid financial foundation — like starting a budget and making it a habit to save. Life does happen, so if you haven’t hit those milestones yet, don’t be too hard on yourself. Every step you take today is still a step in the right… Read more »

Coronavirus Concerns?

Coronavirus Concerns? Consider Past Health Crises

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER During the last week of February 2020, the S&P 500 lost 11.49% — the worst week for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis — only to jump by 4.9% on the first Monday in March.¹ By all accounts, the drop was largely driven by ever-increasing fears about the potential effects of… Read more »

Food Waste

Is Your Money Molding in the Fridge?

What does $1,500 mean to you? No matter your financial situation, $1,500 is significant. It could be a down payment on your next car, a dent in your debt, a furniture upgrade, a step towards retirement, a boost to your emergency fund, or a first class ticket to New York. $1,500 also happens to be… Read more »

3D Printer

Education Grants Support Classroom Innovation

Innovation is a critical skill that allows us to build a bridge between dreams and reality. Here’s how three teachers used SESLOC Education Grants to support innovation: Monarch Grove Elementary School fifth-graders are launching a students-led company, thanks to teacher Sara Reiserer, who purchased a 3-D printer with the help of a SESLOC Education Grant. Over… Read more »

Stress & Spending

Stress & Spending

As we move deeper into the new year, the magic of the holiday may have worn off, and many of our New Year’s resolutions are becoming faded memories. With tax season approaching and the pace of our working lives becoming more and more accelerated, stress can start to take a toll on us emotionally. How… Read more »

Obtaining Financial Aid

Is There Anything I Can Do Now So That My Child Can Obtain More Financial Aid Later?

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER Yes, there are steps you can take now that may help your child obtain more financial aid later. All federally funded financial aid programs use a formula known as the federal methodology to determine how much money a family must contribute towards a child’s educational costs before becoming eligible for financial… Read more »

What are mortgage points?

Mortgage Points: What You Need to Know

What are mortgage points and are they right for you? Mortgage points are basically discount points. When you’re getting your home loan, you can buy mortgage points to lower your rate and save you interest in the long run. The value of mortgage points are tied to market rates and conditions, which means they’re subject… Read more »

Attending a SESLOC Zoom Webinar

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Credit Report Horror Story

Have You Checked Your Credit Report?

Have you checked your credit report recently? Or ever? Shelli* was doing everything right, but something was dragging down her score — it just didn’t make sense. So she ordered her credit report and found the culprit. There was a delinquent credit card from an account she owned with an ex years ago. She had… Read more »