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Annual Meeting and Upcoming Board Election

Seven candidates have been presented by the Family Trust Nominating Committee for four available seats on the Board of Directors.* Vote at this year’s annual meeting held meeting May 1 at First Baptist Church in Rock Hill.* Our board meets monthly with management and are responsible for general oversight of the credit union and for setting policy.

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Text Message Phishing Means Trouble

You receive a text message urging you to sign in to your account, click a link, or respond with some personal information. Is it legitimate? Probably not. SMS Text message phishing, or “smishing,” is on the rise. Smishing has been around for a while, and is gaining in popularity.

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Why Bank with Family Trust?

You may have heard in recent news that some financial institutions are doing away with free checking accounts for their customers. Many of them now charge a monthly fee and have balance requirements, but at Family Trust, you have options to keep more of your money where it belongs – with you!

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Branches Give Cash for Good Grades

Report card time in York County is almost here. Explorer’s Club members can earn money for every A they earn on their report cards. Not only does it reward children for good grades, but it also teaches them about personal finance.

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5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year brings new opportunities, new challenges, and new resolutions. Where many people may want to lose a few pounds, eat healthier, or spend more time reading, why not consider “financial health” as your New Year’s resolution? Here’s a few financial resolutions and ways to make them happen in 2018.

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Start the Year with Free Financial Education

If you’ve missed out on past “Money Matters” financial education sessions, the new year brings three more free workshops for you. They will cover “Mortgage Buying Basics,” “Auto Buying Basics,” and “Budgeting, Credit Score, and Debt Consolidation” this winter.

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Don’t Trust this Email Scam!

Scammers are getting quite crafty in the way they try to trick us. A method that is becoming quite popular among the cybercriminal world is using invoices. They send them to our email with specific information from an online invoice-creating product. Because we are getting better at not clicking links or attachments, these sneaky folks put in a giant button looking like a link to “My Documents” in hopes it appears less intimidating.

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$1,000 Community Commitment Scholarship

Are you a student who could benefit from $1,000 extra dollars? The Eddie Reeves Community Commitment Scholarship is now open for applications and will be awarded to a student who exhibits a strong spirit of leadership and volunteerism. This scholarship is open to high school, college and graduate students pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university or a vocational technical school.

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Are You Ready To Retire - And Additional Financial Workshops

Family Trust is committed to financial education for both our members and the community. Our “Money Matters” financial workshops with our partnership through the City of Rock Hill offers free workshops to the public. The first few workshops have been a success with many more to come. Here’s a look at the upcoming Money Matters sessions.