We have all heard horror stories of individuals or families ruined by runaway debt. These days, many college students graduate with a degree – along with years of credit card debt.
The most-used product provided by SCCU is checking accounts. Debit cards are now the primary way that members conduct transactions on their checking accounts.
Tax preparer fraud generally occurs when tax return preparers use manipulative tactics to obtain false deductions, unallowable credits, or excessive exemptions on returns prepared for their clients, with or without clients’ knowledge.
Check washing is a scam in which criminals use chemical alteration processes to remove or modify details from checks to make fraudulent withdrawals from victims’ accounts.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you, as a consumer, are entitled to one credit report a year at no cost. Carefully reviewing this free credit report each year is a vital step to protecting your account from identity theft.
Though large financial steps, like setting up a retirement fund or paying off your student debt, may seem a long way off, getting a head start can make all the difference to your financial success in the long run.
Auto insurance may be a necessary expense for drivers – it protects you against financial loss if you have an accident and it's required by law in nearly every state – but it is not a static one.
If you're thinking of purchasing a vehicle, the following tips may help you save money and avoid bumps along the way.
Car repairs can be stressful. There's the worry about how much the total bill is going to be, plus the inconvenience of being without your car while the repairs are done.
Accidents happen. But what happens if your car is totaled, but its value is less than the amount you still owe on your auto loan?
If you're eyeing a new vehicle, now may be the perfect time to buy.
The decision on whether to buy or lease a car can be difficult.
For many homeowners, refinancing can be a smart move.
It's important you know how to navigate the homebuying process to get the house you want
Lenders are keeping guidelines tight to help ensure potential borrowers can afford the payments before approving loans.
There are plenty of compelling reasons to leap into homeownership.
Building your dream home is exciting.
Owning your own home can be a source of pride and comfort, but it can also mean significant tax breaks.
Are you trying to sell your home or thinking about selling it?
After many long trips viewing homes with your real estate agent, you finally found the one.
Is it better to buy or rent a home?
Devising a sound strategy for tapping your retirement savings is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
Start with Estate-Planning basics today.
Estate planning tips for older adults to consider when preparing to tie the knot.
Take steps to protect yourself – and those you care for – by proactively establishing a solid, well-organized money management system.
Filing and organizing records is critical to maintaining healthy finances
How do you decide when you're ready to retire?
Have you ever thought about the fitness of your finances?
Is your teenager in need of a financial education?
The lure of payday loans from storefront or Internet lenders can be tempting if you're in a cash crunch.
As our members’ Watchdog, a part of our mission at SCCU is to ensure the safety of our members’ information through fraud monitoring services, information security protocols, and employee training. However, our efforts are more impactful with the support of our members.
Hi, your Members’ Watchdog here with the first in a series of posts to help you stay protected from fraud and cyber-crime.
Credit counseling is a service offered to people with excessive debts as an alternative to bankruptcy.