Holiday Gift Guide

The 2021 Central Coast Holiday Shopping Guide

Looking for a little inspo for the perfect gift (or maybe even your own wish list)? Small Business Saturday is officially observed on November 27 this year, but we recommend shopping small and looking local the whole holiday season (and year-round). Check out our handy Central Coast holiday shopping guide: Shop Local Shopping locally puts… 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 »

Cybersmart

Do Your Part, Be Cybersmart

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In past years, you may have ignored the issue as cybersecurity might have felt like a problem for large companies or an issue for the hero to help solve in a spy movie. But the world is changing, and fast. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the first… Read more »

Student Loans

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Increase for 2021-2022

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER After two years of decreases, interest rates on federal student loans are set to increase almost a full percentage point for the 2021-2022 school year.1 The interest rates on federal student loans are reset each year after the May auction of the 10-year Treasury note. The rates apply to new federal student… Read more »