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 »

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 »

Fraud Prevention Tips

Fraud Prevention Tips

SESLOC provides several methods to reduce the risk of fraud. Here are some additional steps you can take to keep from becoming a victim: Review credit reports annually — Errors may indicate that someone else is using your identity. Learn how to get started. Receive statements and bills electronically — Mailed documents can put you at… Read more »

Teaching Kids About Money

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Financial Health Habits

When should you start teaching your kids about money? Early — because the skills and habits they learn now can have a tremendous impact down the road. According to a Cambridge University study, children develop critical financial skills and habits by the time they turn seven. This includes understanding the principles of counting, earning, and… Read more »

Should I Invest or Pay Off Debt?

Should I Invest My Extra Cash or Use it to Pay Off Debt?

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER To answer this question, you must decide how your money can work best for you. Compare the money you might earn on other investments with the money you would pay on your debt. If you would earn less on investments than you would pay on debts, you should pay off debt…. 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 »

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 »