Should You Try Cash Stuffing?

Should You Try Cash Stuffing?

#CashStuffing has quickly gained popularity on social media as people look for ways to adjust their spending to accommodate increasing prices at the gas pump and store shelves. Cash stuffing is basically a rebranding of the old tried and true method called the envelope system — take out cash at payday for discretionary purchases and divide it into dedicated envelopes for different spending categories, like gas, groceries, dining out, and so on. 

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Age Your Way: 5 Tips to Manage Today’s Financial Challenges

Age Your Way: 5 Tips to Manage Today’s Financial Challenges

While each retiree’s dream might be different, today’s senior citizen typically looks forward to making time for family, hobbies and travel. Today’s rapidly rising prices might cause seniors to put those dreams on hold. It’s understandable why seniors might feel anxious.

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5 Beginner Money Questions Answered

5 Beginner Money Questions Answered

When you’re just starting out, there’s a lot to learn about your finances and it can definitely feel overwhelming — but we’re here to help. We recently sat with some local college students to talk money, and here are the answers to their questions:

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Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Identity fraud goes in and out of the headlines with regularity, and while it can be overwhelming to try to keep up with the most current scams, we frequently hear updates from various news sources about guarding our identities. The latest scams are putting our children’s identities at risk. This month, we will focus on ways to protect the kids in your life from identity fraud.

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7 Tips for Banking on the Go

7 Tips for Banking on the Go

Manage your accounts any time, anywhere with Online Banking and the Mobile App. You might already know you can pay your bills or transfer money, but did you know about these five handy tools?

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Where to Find Your SESLOC Account Information for Direct Deposit

Where to Find Your SESLOC Account Information for Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is a convenient service that allows you to immediately access transmitted funds, such as payroll from your employer, without a trip to the bank. To set up Direct Deposit to your SESLOC account, you will need to provide SESLOC’s routing number and your account’s ACH/Direct Deposit number.

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The Financial Scholars Program Welcomes Lompoc High School

The Financial Scholars Program Welcomes Lompoc High School

We’re thrilled to announce that Lompoc High School recently enrolled in EverFi’s Financial Scholars program. SESLOC is the proud sponsor of the program, which provides free, practical financial education to Central Coast high school students. The 7-module online curriculum covers topics like budgeting, credit, taxes, financing higher education, and more.

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Local Insights: 2021 Local Shopping

Local Insights: 2021 Local Shopping

In October 2021, we sent out our second Member Pulse Survey, where we asked our valued SESLOC members about their local shopping and spending habits. 853 responded, revealing four key insights into local spending:

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Mortgage Points: What You Need to Know

Mortgage Points: What You Need to Know

What are mortgage points and are they right for you? Mortgage points are basically discount points. When you’re getting your home loan, you can buy mortgage points to lower your rate and save you interest in the long run.

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