Be Financially Prepared for 2020

A brand-new year is the perfect time to reassess your finances and begin with a clean slate. CTFCU has prepared the following list of considerations to help you take control of your finances in 2020 and beyond.   Create a budget It’s a great idea to begin the new year with a fresh budget. Start …

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6 Tips to a Stress-Free Holiday

Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of the holiday season? The holidays provide an opportunity to spend time with family and enjoy time away from work. However, navigating through an ever-growing list of tasks can be stressful on anyone. This year, we want to help you remain happy, healthy, and energized. Below are six …

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Black Friday Shopping Guide

Black Friday has arrived, and while shopping during this time can seem overwhelming and stressful, it can also provide the best deals of the holiday season. Planning ahead is the only way to shop successfully. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you navigate the biggest shopping day of the year. 1. Plan Ahead …

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips Carolinas Telco FCU wants our members and their families to have a safe Halloween. By practicing caution and following the tips below, you can help to ensure a fun-filled night out for everyone. Trick-or-Treater Tips Avoid trick-or-treating alone. If choosing to wear a mask, make sure holes are large enough to see …

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7 Signs You Are Living Beyond Your Means

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means You’re carrying a credit card balance from month-to-month If you have a large credit card balance and just pay the minimum each month, you could end up carrying this balance for years while paying a lot in interest. You might also be tempted to make more purchases on …

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Get a Head Start with a Pre-Approval

When you’re looking at a large purchase like a home or vehicle, being pre-approved for a specific loan amount can help.

Dos and Don’ts of Credit Repair

If you’ve recently applied for credit and been rejected, a poor credit score could be the cause. Did you make late loan payments, have an outstanding judgment against you, or been a victim of fraud or identity theft? Whatever the cause, you’re probably looking for ways to get back on track. Here’s some credit Dos …

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

When the real cold sets in, we want to make sure you are prepared. Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following our to-do list. Indoor Seal your home Make your home as airtight as possible to keep the warm air inside where it belongs. Give your home a quick run-through, checking for …

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Look Before You Pump

Gas-pump skimming is on the rise and your card may be at risk. Most skimmer devices are practically invisible, making them difficult to spot. With Bluetooth technology, scammers can now remotely steal your card information from up to 100 yards away. Protect yourself by learning about card skimmers and what to look for. How a …

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Wedding Budget Going Overboard?

Fall wedding season is around the corner. Those planning and paying for the festivities can sometimes find themselves over budget before the plans have been finalized. Below are some ways to help cut those costs. Take a Break with the Cake A slice of tiered cake averages $2.50, which may have you thinking of alternatives. There are plenty …

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