Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Charitable contribution deductions: Prep for tax season now

Thanks to online donation platforms and awareness campaigns, charitable giving is on the rise. That’s great news for nonprofit organizations and for donors who enjoy making a difference in the lives of others. As you do good, however, make sure you’re not missing out on important tax benefits that come with charitable contributions.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

ID Protection

Travel safe! ID protection while traveling

Travel can be a wonderful adventure – but traveling has a dark side, too. Tourists are often targets for identity thieves who might use information from credit cards, IDs, and passports to wreak financial havoc. Even more challenging, victims might not realize they’ve been struck until they get back from the trip, potentially making the damage even worse. Limit your vulnerability with these simple ID protection tips that lessen your risk: Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Budgeting

Holiday-ready: Tips on saving money and adjusting your budget

Parties, gifts, travel, and events – the holidays are often a blur of activity and good cheer. Unfortunately, the season can also result in a flurry of expenses. In a 2012 poll by Think Finance, nearly half of those surveyed said they’d rather skip the holidays altogether, mainly due to financial concerns. Fortunately, you don’t need to play Grinch to keep from going into debt. Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

ID Protection

STOP! The identity theft prevention tips to know before your next purchase

Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and so is the anniversary of the massive Target data security breach, in which millions of customers had their financial information exposed to hackers. The retailer’s major breach was only one example of security problems, however – according to Javelin Strategy & Research, there was one incident of identity fraud every three seconds last year.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

News & Updates

October’s current financial news – charitable millennials, buying vs. renting, and why bank robberies are down in Sweden

There is something for everyone in this month’s current financial news headlines. Learn about the perks of dirty diapers and the best way for charities to woo millennials. There’s a helpful tool for potential homebuyers, and if you’re headed to Sweden, you’ll want to remember that cash isn’t necessarily king.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor