Used to be, no one paid much attention to their credit score or its impact on their pocketbook. But today, most folks know that the score is used for personal loans and credit cards, and plays a big role in getting a mortgage.
Scott Fletcher knows it will take hard work and more than a little bit of money, but he challenged his peers to become millionaire entrepreneurs by age 25. His ambition and passion earned him a $1,000 scholarship for his service to the Family Trust Youth Advisory Board, which ended its year Thursday with a celebration for Scott and three other seniors.
Elise Denney, a senior at Westminster Catawba Christian School, won $1,250 in scholarships for a tweet she posted as part of the Tweet for College scholarship program sponsored by Elements of Money™.
At 11 months old, Braelyn can’t even walk and she’s already got a tattoo. Well, not a real one. Her mom insisted she get a temporary strawberry tattoo on her cheek at the Family Trust table at Fort Mill’s Strawberry Festival last weekend.
Where’s the best place to save money – A) in a piggy bank, B) under the mattress, or C) at a credit union? Kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County know that “c” is the best answer. And they can thank Family Trust’s Youth Advisory Board for the valuable lesson.
Family Trust is doing Come-See-Me in a big way – from sponsoring the 5K and the Skydiving Exhibition, to Brite and Apollo appearances at a variety of events. But the greatest contribution is from Erika Bell, a Family Trust member and chairman of our Supervisory Committee, who is serving as this year’s Come-See-Me chair.
More than 500 attended Family Trust’s 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday at the Baxter Hood Center on Anderson Road, which felt more like a reunion than a business gathering. “My whole family is a member,” said Gloria Self of Rock Hill. “For us, it really is a family affair.”
A marketing campaign for the opening of our Fort Mill branch recently won a Diamond Award presented by the Credit Union National Association’s Marketing and Business Council.
Nancy Nelson and Suli Muqit always planned to get out of debt and to start saving, but it just never happened – until now. The winners of our Debt Slimdown Challenge, the York couple plans to use their $500 winnings to start an emergency fund and begin a savings plan.
Some Family Trust members are receiving email notification today of a security breach that occurred at a national fast food chain. Those without email will receive a letter being mailed this week. It is Family Trust’s top priority to respond to questions those members may have.
As a result of this breach, we are in the process of reissuing new debit and credit cards and new personal identification numbers (PIN) to those affected. This process could take several days in order to serve the number of members whose accounts were compromised. Once your new card is received, your old card will be blocked. Although there has not been fraudulent activity on accounts, Family Trust has taken a proactive approach to alert members and is taking the necessary steps to ensure that card access is not affected. This breach was not something that the credit union could control. We remain committed to the security of our systems. As always, we recommend you monitor your account on a consistent basis and notify us if you notice any unusual activity.