Managing Mail

Tips for Managing Mail Delivery

Trying to declutter your mailbox? In addition to freeing up space and reducing paper waste, opting out of paper mail can help prevent mail theft identity theft. Here are some resources for managing mail delivery from SESLOC, as well as other senders: Manage Delivery From SESLOC Sign up for eStatements: Sign up to receive account… Read more »

Level Up — a SESLOC Member Benefits Program

Members are already earning SESLOC Reward points on eligible debit and credit card purchases, redeemable for gift cards, travel experiences, merchandise and more. However, Level Up, our new Member Benefits Program, celebrates all that our members do with SESLOC. Later this summer, members will receive a program kit in the mail with details of the… Read more »

Buying a home in a seller's market

5 Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

It’s a seller’s market out there — between historically low interest rates and low inventory, prospective home buyers are facing stiff competition. In our local market, homes are getting dozens of offers within just a few days of listing. Our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness recently presented a webinar with insight into buying a home in… Read more »

From Your CEO — Summer 2021

As we enjoy the cautious excitement of moving back to more normal operations, our ever-popular Shred Day drive-thru event happened on June 12 at the San Luis Obispo branch, and another one will pop up in the North County in the fall. We’d love to see more members choose paperless savings and loan statements so… 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 »


SESLOC Spotlight: Paso Robles Youth Arts Center

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center provides a unique creative outlet in our community, offering free hands-on afterschool classes on topics ranging from dance to STEAM. Emily Jagger, Development Director & Interim Executive Director, explains how the Center fosters creative… Read more »

Summer Backyard BBQ

10 SESLOC Rewards for Your Summer BBQ

Whether you prefer Santa Maria style tri tip, classic burgers and dogs, or veggie kabobs, you can redeem your SESLOC HomeFREE Checking™ debit card and Visa Signature® Rewards card points for gift cards and merchandise to plan your next backyard get-together. Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards for summer BBQs. Not registered? Head over… Read more »


How Are Workers Preparing for Retirement?

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER In general, workers seem to begin preparing for retirement almost as soon as they get their first job. However, according to the 2021 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), retirement preparations do vary a bit by age group. Retirement Preparation Nearly three-quarters (72%) of workers say that… Read more »


Scams: What’s Old is New Again

It happened in the midst of the lockdown. Dan and his family were unable to visit their aging mother due to COVID-19 concerns. While being isolated from her family and friends, Dan’s mother received a phone call. An unknown person convinced her to go to the nearest Dollar General store and purchase $2,000 in gift… Read more »


SESLOC Spotlight: SLO Children’s Museum

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum supports growing minds with hands-on activities for kids to learn by doing — and by providing resources and programs for at-home learning. Michelle Jenkins, Executive Director, explains how the nonprofit museum guides learning through… Read more »