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Workshop takes mystery out of car buying

Ok, so you finally bought your dream car. You sunk in as much money as you could scrape together, and you’re ready to ride. But are you? What about the taxes, insurance and gas? There’s a lot more to owning a vehicle than just driving it off the lot.

IDProtect needed more than ever now

Protecting your identity has taken on a new urgency in South Carolina due to the massive data breach exposed this fall. We’re urging our members to register for the free credit monitoring offered through the state and – for greater coverage – our own IDProtect.™:"/about/membership/why-choose-family-trust/identity-theft-protection

Put safety on your list for happy holidays

The leaves are raked (hopefully) and the turkey will be leftovers soon. Most of us have a shopping plan – stick to the budget, make a list and don’t shop at the last minute. But do you have a plan for being safe?

PayBack video earns couple four stars, $500

Congratulations to Amanda and Jeremy Ghent, who won our Facebook PayBack video contest. The Rock Hill couple got 231 votes out of more than 800. But the big winners are the 3,000-plus members who have PayBack Savings, our high-yield savings account that rewards members who use multiple services.

Family Trust supports dueling food drives

For the second year, the rivalry between Clover High and York Comprehensive is going on beyond the football field. The two schools are competing in a food drive sponsored by Family Trust to see who can collect the most canned food items for area charities. They’ll learn the winner at Friday’s game in York.

Family Trust sweeps Buzzies again

Family Trust did it again. For the fifth consecutive year, we won three Buzzies from The Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Learn about home-buying Nov. 13

Buying a house can be a daunting task. There’s so much to do – save for a down payment, have a good credit score and get insurance. A free workshop on “Home-Buying Made Easy” will walk you through the details so you can get the home of your dreams. It’s part of our “Know Your Dough” series on money management being conducted with the York County Library.

Teen board learns Dad is not an ATM

When you’re a teen and it comes to learning about money, there’s no better way than to serve on the Family Trust Youth Advisory Board. “You have to make more money than you spend,” said Scott Fletcher, a Fort Mill High School senior. He’s serving his second term on the board, which tells Family Trust what teens want and need.

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"Buy Into It" York County

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is embracing the buy-local movement that is sweeping the country, and recently launched a summer campaign designed to boost its “Buy Into It” program.