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40 Educators Awarded Grants

Cooking, finances, and the immigration experience are just a few of the lessons that will come alive for students in York and Chester counties thanks to grants from Family Trust for creative classroom lessons.

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$2,250 in Scholarships Available

Mercedes Cain, a Northwestern High School graduate, earned $1,250 for college with just one tweet (Yep, a tweet). Now a freshman exercise science and athletic training major at College of Charleston, Mercedes realizes how helpful extra money can be when funding your college dreams. Family Trust is once again offering two opportunities for to help members pay for college.

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Clinton Scholarships given to two

Family Trust Federal Credit Union recently awarded two $500 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarships to Clinton College students Temekia Boler of McConnells and Rosalind Wilson of Rock Hill.

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Apple Pay Coming Soon

Family Trust Federal Credit Union will integrate with Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. Apple Pay combines Apple’s seamlessly integrated hardware, software and services to create a unique, incredibly intuitive and elegant experience.

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Celebrating Good Grades With Money Rewards

Report card week is right around the corner – and once again Family Trust is paying Explorer’s Club members double for good grades. Members ages 8-12 get $2 for every A (equivalent) on their report card when they bring the most recent one to our Kids Reward Celebration Jan. 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at our White Street and Clover branches.

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2016 Board Candidates Named

Candidates for four seats up for election to the Board of Directions have been submitted by the Nominating Committee. Candidates elected will be announced at the Annual Meeting on March 22 at the Baxter Hood Center.

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Getting it right (your money) in 2016.

The New Year brings new resolutions – and for most of us, there are a few goals we would like to accomplish when it comes to our finances. According to a GoBankingRates survey, “Save more, spend less” and “Pay down debt” were among the top resolutions.

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Taking Advantage of Interest Rate Hikes

The last time the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, Barack Obama was a U.S. senator, but just today the Fed announced an increase in interest rates. It will mean a raise in the price of any new loan you take in the future as well as an increase in how much you pay every month on the adjustable-rate loans you already have.

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Free Money Workshops in 2016

Family Trust is excited to bring back our “Know Your Dough” money management workshop series with new workshops this year. Workshops are free and open to the public.

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Doing Christmas Without The Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. But too many of us find them to be a time of great financial stress too. How can you give gifts to so many loved ones while balancing the need to spend but not put yourself into a financial bind?