SESLOC Spotlight: SLO Food Bank

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on the SLO Food Bank. Tara Davis, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, tells us how the nonprofit makes wholesome nutrition accessible for the 46,000 county residents struggling with hunger. SLO Food Bank Industry: Nonprofit Serving the… Read more »

Online Banking

Where to Find Your SESLOC Account Information for Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is a convenient service that allows you to immediately access transmitted funds, such as apayroll from your employer, without a trip to the bank. To set up Direct Deposit to your SESLOC account, you will need to provide SESLOC’s routing number and your account’s MICR Number. Here’s How to Locate That Information in… 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 »

SESLOC Mobile App Gets a New Look

Beginning April 13, 2020 you’ll see a new and improved look to the home screen of the mobile app. Both Android and iOS users will see the refresh, which includes a welcome screen with a custom message, and quick links to the most frequently used banking features, including depositing a check. Members will not be asked… Read more »

Let's Go to the Credit Union

Let’s Go to the Credit Union — Youth Coloring & Activity Book

Download Let’s Go to the Credit Union, a fun activity book filled with coloring pages, puzzles, and more! Financial education is important, and it’s never too early to start. Let’s Go to the Credit Union is an introduction to money management concepts — like saving, depositing, withdrawing, and checking your balance. Check out more fun… Read more »

Home Buying

What’s the Difference Between Pre-approved & Pre-qualified?

Buying a home? You’ve probably heard that getting pre-approved or pre-qualified for a loan is an essential step forward in the process. But what’s the difference? Pre-qualified Getting pre-qualified is relatively quick and simple process. The lender does an initial review of your income and expenses to generate an estimate of the loan amount you could likely… Read more »

6 Ways to Use Your Stimulus Check Wisely

One of the most talked about benefits of the recent CARES Act is the $1,200 stimulus payments for individuals who earned $75,000/year or less and $2,400 for married couples filing jointly that earned $150,000/year or less. This goes to everyone, whether they’ve experienced income loss or not. Here are some strategies to use your check… Read more »

Relief for Student Aid

Federal Student Loan Borrowers Get Expanded Relief in CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, the largest economic stimulus bill in the history of the United States, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.1 Included in the legislation are new rules for student loan relief that supersede the rules that were announced only a week earlier by the Department of Education. For more… Read more »

Stay on Course

Coping with Market Volatility: Continuing to Invest May Help You Stay on Course

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER In the current market environment, the value of your holdings may be fluctuating widely — and it’s natural to feel tentative about further investment. But regularly adding to an account that’s designed for a long-term goal may cushion the emotional impact of market swings. If losses are offset even in part… Read more »