Dark Web

The Dark Web — A Gateway to Criminal Activity

We’ve recently taken a deep dive into the dangers of the Dark Web. We continue our series by shedding light on how transactions happen in the Dark Web and the criminal enterprise that exists in this mysterious, hidden place. Why is this important? The more you understand about how criminal activity works, the better prepared… Read more »

Should I Consider a Balance Transfer?

Strategies for Tackling Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt can feel overwhelming, but there are tools and resources available to get you back on the road to financial wellness. Consider these strategies for tackling credit card debt: Balance Transfer A balance transfer can be an effective way to tackle your credit card debt. In short, you transfer your revolving debt to… Read more »

Dark Web + You

The Dark Web + You

Criminals use the Dark Web, an anonymous region of the internet, for buying and selling stolen identity information, among other things. But what does this have to do with you? Let’s follow the story of Julia to see how all of this works in the real world: A Trip to the Mailbox One morning, Julia… Read more »

First Time Car Buyer Tips

Buying Your First Car? This is What You Need to Know:

Shopping for your first car is exciting, but it can also feel intimidating. It’s a major commitment, but one that will give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Before you head to the car lot, set yourself up for success by following these steps: 1. Start with a Budget Take… Read more »

Dangers of the Dark Web

Surface, Deep and Dark Web Explained You have probably heard people talk about the mysterious “Dark Web” where criminals gather to commit fraudulent acts that result in financial fraud, identity theft and more. But most people don’t really understand what the Dark Web is or how it works. Let’s start with a few facts about… Read more »

5 Financial Lessons from the Pandemic

5 Financial Lessons From the Pandemic

If you’re worried about paying your bills during this time, call our partners at GreenPath and talk with one of their financial experts. GreenPath is a complimentary service for SESLOC members — providing access to debt management services, and free one-on-one financial counseling and financial education tools. GreenPath financial counselors can help by creating a plan… Read more »

Moving Out

Moving Out: What to Expect So You Don’t Break the Bank

Moving out and on your own is an exciting step towards independence, but the financial responsibility can also be shocking if you’re not prepared. There are a lot of odds and ends that you need to plan for, as well as a lot of expected (and unexpected) costs associated with the move. Here are some… Read more »

Beware of Common Money Scams

Beware of Common Money Scams

Scammers are always looking for innovative ways to separate you from your money. Whether their goal is to gain access to your cash, or to gain control of your personal information so they can commit fraud, they frequently play on psychological manipulation to get you to comply. Here some common scams to be aware of:… Read more »

Car Ownership

5 Money Saving Tips for Car Owners

Car ownership is an investment that gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel on your terms. But as car owners know, it can be expensive. Besides budgeting for the payments, you must plan for the costs associated with registration, insurance, fuel, and routine and emergency maintenance. Here are five ways you can save money… Read more »

Budgeting Tool

Tackling Your Finances? Try Our Budgeting Tools

Having a budget sets the foundation for financial wellness. After all, you need to know where your money is going in order to make a plan to save more or to pay down debt faster. SESLOC makes it easy with a variety of tools to get started.  Starting a budget as a couple? Check out… Read more »