Fraud Prevention Series: Income Tax Scams

Scammers are becoming increasingly intelligent and are developing new ways to access consumer funds and personal information. Here at CTFCU, our biggest priority is the financial wellness of our members, and that includes keeping them and their money safe. To ensure member safety, we put together this series to help you recognize the signs of …

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Sweet and Savvy: A Valentine’s Day Budgeting Guide

While Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate and show appreciation of your loved ones, it can easily become one of the most expensive holidays. Showing you care shouldn’t empty your pockets. View our list of ways to keep your Valentine’s Day activities sweet, but practical. 1. Table for 2? Dining at an upscale restaurant …

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Fraud Prevention Series: P2P Payment Systems

Scammers are becoming increasingly intelligent and are developing new ways to access consumer funds and personal information. Here at CTFCU, our biggest priority is the financial wellness of our members, and that includes keeping them and their money safe. To ensure member safety, we put together this series to help you recognize the signs of …

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Fraud Prevention Series: Fraudulent Phone Calls

Scammers are becoming increasingly intelligent and are developing new ways to access consumer funds and personal information. Here at CTFCU, our biggest priority is the financial wellness of our members, and that includes keeping them and their money safe. To ensure member safety, we put together this series to help you recognize the signs of …

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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.
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