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Gaming Apps and Cybersecurity Tips for Parents

It’s not a game anymore when sensitive information is collected and abused, especially when children are involved. Data theft involving children is up and gaming apps are the latest culprits. Sega games are certainly no exception. Clearly, it’s time for parents to take charge and oversee the games their kids are playing online.

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4 Smart Moves for Your Tax Refund

When you receive your upcoming tax refund, it may be tempting to jump to an impulse purchase like a new 4K TV or the latest iPhone X. But before you do so, consider these ways to make your tax refund work for you, your future, and your financial success.

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Local School Districts Win with Family Trust Grants

Thirty-three outstanding York County teachers received their grant awards Tuesday evening. Thanks to these hardworking teachers, local schools are about to add fun, creative, and interactive experiences to their students’ curriculums. Money awarded from these grants will go towards projects such as a simulated journey through Ellis Island; a garden where produce grown will be donated to the Fort Mill Food bank and hopefully sold at a Farmer’s Market event; and the revival of a Musical Theatre class with a musical performance at the end of the school year.

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Family Trust is More than Your Financial Institution

At Family Trust, we believe your financial institution should be more than just a place that holds your money for you. We came from humble roots and hold fast to our original philosophy of “people helping people.” Everything we do as employees of Family Trust keeps our members as the top priority, and our role in their path to financial success should remain the most important part of our jobs.

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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.