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A Decade of Golfing and Giving

The 2018 Family Trust Annual Charity Golf Tournament celebrated its tenth year and raised $30,000 for three charities: Safe Passage, The Palmetto School for at the Children’s Attention Home, and the York County Disabilities Foundation, Miracle Park Project.

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Season Savings with Family Trust

The holiday season is now upon us and many people may start to feel the pressure of expenses. Luckily, Family Trust has options to help you through the holidays and keep your finances in check and on track!

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Clues To Look For In Phishing Emails

You’re locked out of your bank account. Yep. You know you’ve done it numerous times. You have three tries and you just cannot remember that password. Let’s face it. You have a million, or even trillion passwords (maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration) you’re trying to remember at any given time, so it is certainly understandable if you lock yourself out of an account from time to time due to too many tries. Learn the red flags you are a phishing target.

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Teachers, Apply for Your Grants by Nov. 12

What would an extra $500 do for you in your classroom? Teachers have through Nov. 12 to apply for a Family Trust Teacher Grant to help them create exciting and interactive lessons for their students. This year we’ll give twenty $500 grants for individual and collaborative projects. Over the years, Family Trust has given over $120,000 to more than 383 educators since the Teacher Grant program was established 16 years ago.

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Celebrating 70th International Credit Union Day Oct. 18

We’re celebrating the 70th International Credit Union Day on Thursday, Oct. 18, with a theme of “Find Your Platinum Lining.” This theme combines the traditional 70th anniversary gift of platinum, a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining” and a celebration of the platinum-lined differences and the impact credit unions have made for their members and communities.

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Invest Safely with Certificate Laddering

You’re probably familiar with the term “diversifying your portfolio” and the advice “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Without putting your money into a riskier investment option, Certificate Laddering is a simple solution. Certificate laddering is an investment strategy used to access higher rates — usually reserved for long-term certificates — while still allowing a portion of your money to be accessible at short-term intervals.

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

As we enter hurricane season and with Florence on our minds, it’s important to review information to keep safe. Here are some terms, tips and helpful sites to help you stay safe and take proactive steps.

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Beware of Free Gift Card Phishing Scams

People can’t resist the lure of free stuff. Cyber criminals know this and are always looking for ways to make a quick buck. Put these two together and you have the perfect scenario for a “free-stuff scam.” The only problem is, the victim comes up empty.

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What’s a Certificate and How to Use It

Certificates help you grow your money faster. They are a type of insured savings account that earns money on a fixed amount for a period of time ending on the maturity date. At Family Trust, terms may run from a month to five years.