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From Lee: Finally, Better Certificate Rates

In the fall of last year I wrote a blog about the interest paid on certificates and discussed why and when the rates might increase. It’s been a long time since then, and the Federal Reserve seems finally ready to make a change.

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Tips for Staying Safe During this Holiday

Danger doesn’t take time off, and neither should you. The holiday season, from Thankgiving to Christmas, is the biggest shopping season of the year and it can be easy to let your guard down. Here are a few safety tips for keeping yourself safe from scams.

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2016 nominating committee named

A Nominating Committee for the 2016 election of officials has been named by Brown Simpson, board chairman. Committee members are Carol Weichman, Lauren Jones, Warren Barkley. Members in good standing who have an interest in seeking election can discuss the qualifications with any of the committee members.

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Teens - Win $250 for your Haiku.

Saving for college? Trying to buy a car? We all have savings goals. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Elements of Money to help you meet those goals with the Haiku for You Contest. All you have to do is write a haiku (short poem) about what you’re saving for, and why. Best of all? You could win $250!

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Board members represent Family Trust in D.C.

Being aware of issues that impact credit unions is important to Family Trust and several board members recently spent time with national representatives in Washington, D.C. Board members Beverly Ellis, Ann Reid and Ron Russell joined David Casey, Family Trust’s legislative affairs manager, at the 2015 Congressional Caucus conducted by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.

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Paying double dollars for good grades

Report card week is right around the corner – and Family Trust is paying (double) for good grades when Explorer’s Club members ages 8-12 bring in their report card during our Kids Reward Celebration 2 to 7 p.m. October 29 at our Fort Mill branch.

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With your help, we did it again!

Thanks to you, Family Trust was voted “Best Bank/Credit Union” by Herald Readers’ Choice Buzzie Awards for the eighth year in a row! The newspaper has conducted its Buzzies contest for the past 17 years and asked readers to vote for their local favorites in more than 100 categories.