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.
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.
A nominating committee for the 2018 election of officials has been named by Brown Simpson, board chairman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Giving Tuesday kicks off the December holidays as the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In honor, Family Trust is proud to announce that in 2017 we’ve contributed numerous volunteer hours to over 50 local charities and donated over $37,000!
It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday rush. Don’t throw caution to the wind in an effort to rush through shopping. Use these holiday shopping tips to keep you and your gifts safe this season.
Are you a teacher that could benefit from $500 for your classroom? You have until Nov. 13 to apply for your part of the $10,000 in Family Trust Teacher Grants that will be distributed in 2018. Like last year, we’ll give twenty $500 grants for individual and collaborative projects.