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Teachers, Apply for Your Grants by Nov. 12

What would an extra $500 do for you in your classroom? Teachers have through Nov. 12 to apply for a Family Trust Teacher Grant to help them create exciting and interactive lessons for their students. This year we’ll give twenty $500 grants for individual and collaborative projects. Over the years, Family Trust has given over $120,000 to more than 383 educators since the Teacher Grant program was established 16 years ago.

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Celebrating 70th International Credit Union Day Oct. 18

We’re celebrating the 70th International Credit Union Day on Thursday, Oct. 18, with a theme of “Find Your Platinum Lining.” This theme combines the traditional 70th anniversary gift of platinum, a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining” and a celebration of the platinum-lined differences and the impact credit unions have made for their members and communities.

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Invest Safely with Certificate Laddering

You’re probably familiar with the term “diversifying your portfolio” and the advice “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Without putting your money into a riskier investment option, Certificate Laddering is a simple solution. Certificate laddering is an investment strategy used to access higher rates — usually reserved for long-term certificates — while still allowing a portion of your money to be accessible at short-term intervals.

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Common Scams that Take Advantage of Natural Disasters

There are a lot of scams being perpetrated by the unscrupulous wanting to make a buck. Many of them are surprisingly simple to pull off and therefore, persist and evolve over time and to keep up with current events.

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

As we enter hurricane season and with Florence on our minds, it’s important to review information to keep safe. Here are some terms, tips and helpful sites to help you stay safe and take proactive steps.

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Beware of Free Gift Card Phishing Scams

People can’t resist the lure of free stuff. Cyber criminals know this and are always looking for ways to make a quick buck. Put these two together and you have the perfect scenario for a “free-stuff scam.” The only problem is, the victim comes up empty.

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What’s a Certificate and How to Use It

Certificates help you grow your money faster. They are a type of insured savings account that earns money on a fixed amount for a period of time ending on the maturity date. At Family Trust, terms may run from a month to five years.

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Teacher Planners and Grants Are Here!

The new school year is quickly approaching. If you’re a York County teacher, don’t start your year without a Family Trust school planner and a Teacher Grant application!

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Signs It’s Time for a New Car

Sooner or later, the decision must be made whether to repair or replace your car. Here are four ways to help make the choice a little easier.

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Mobile Phishing on the Rise

With users being three times more likely to click on a suspicious link on their mobile device, along with over half of mobile users tapping on a phishing URL, mobile phishing (or smishing) is a bigger problem than you think.