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How to Protect Yourself from Scams

To avoid identity theft and account hacking, be wary of the information you share — and not just online. You must also be careful about what you share over the telephone. Here are several examples of online and phone scams with reminders of what you shouldn’t share online.

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Card Skimmer Safety at The Pump

Watch out at gas stations and ATMs for a major threat to your debit or credit card. Skimmers are a device that attaches to the card scanner and records data as you insert your credit or debit card and enter your PIN. Here’s how you can detect and avoid having your credit or debit card skimmed at the ATM or gas pump.

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FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop

Buying a home is an exciting time in a person’s life. But, it can also feel overwhelming as you begin the process. Take the guesswork out of home-buying and come to the FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop, co-hosted by Family Trust and Blu J Agency.

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6 Tips for Securing Your Mobile Devices

Almost all of us have some type of mobile device. Losing it, having it accessed without permission, or finding out it’s infected with malware can be a scary moment. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect your devices and the information on them.

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Avoid These 5 Car Buying Mistakes

Any large purchase can be a stressful experience, especially a one as time sensitive as a new car. Being stuck without a vehicle can put added worry on you, your family, and friends. Learn about the most common car-buying mistakes and see what you can do to avoid them.

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Retire Mortgage-Free with an Independence Mortgage

Housing is often the typical American’s greatest monthly expense, whether during retirement or during working years. If you happened to sign a 30-year mortgage in your 30s and made all your payments as scheduled, there’s a good chance your home will be paid off by the time you bring your career to a close. But what happens when you sign a 30-year mortgage in your 40s, yet want to retire in your 60s? If that’s the case, you risk entering retirement with mortgage debt.

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New Skip-Pay Flexibility

At Family Trust, we’re dedicated to making member’s lives and finances as easy as possible, like our Skip-Pay Payments. In order to give members more freedom, we’re excited to announce that beginning in June, eligible members can skip a closed-end consumer loan payment for any month you choose for $25.

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10 Years of Golfing for Charity

This year, the Family Trust Charity Golf Tournament celebrates its tenth year! With that in mind, we are hoping to make it our biggest year of giving yet. We encourage members, community partners, and the public to participate by sponsoring, donating, or playing in the tournament.

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Safe & Free Shredding on June 9

Come out for “Shred Day” on June 9 at our White Street branch at 225 W White St. From 9 AM – 12 noon, documents will be securely shredded by SHRED-IT and will be monitored and protected through the entire process.