Author - Chelsea Rogers

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Homebuying Process for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home is a long and, sometimes, overwhelming process. That’s especially true for a first-time homebuyer. However, with some self-education, good planning and preparation, the process can be smooth and less stressful. Let’s look at the 11 steps of the homebuying process for first-time homebuyers and what to expect...

Basketball Finances

6 Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Basketball

With basketball season dribbling into high gear, let’s take a moment to review some surprising financial lessons we can learn from the iconic sport and its players. Lesson 1: Passion breeds success As any wannabe professional athlete can tell you, it takes more than muscle and talent to be a star. You...

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How to Protect Yourself from ATM Skimming and Shimming

Scammers are everywhere in web-based commerce. You might think you’re safe using cash, but scammers wait in one location you can’t avoid: the ATM. ATM fraud is an old concern, but technological advances mean consumers need to be even more aware.   Two such threats are ATM skimming and ATM shimming. These...

Identity Theft - Blog post by SCU

Five Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

In today's digital world, safeguarding your personal information is more crucial than ever. Identity theft remains a pervasive threat, with sneaky cybercriminals using all sorts of tricks to get our sensitive data. Whether it's through phishing scams, data breaches, or artificial intelligence (AI), the risks are real. Fortunately, there are...

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How to Survive High Inflation

If you’ve noticed that the cost of everything from your favorite pizza to your dream car is on the rise, you're not alone! These price surges are happening because of inflation. That’s when the price of items increases, while your dollar loses value. Although a pinch of inflation is good...

Scott Credit Union Community Foundation Awards $100,000 to Local Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scott Credit Union Community Foundation Awards $100,000 to Local Schools Edwardsville, IL ­– January 4, 2023 – The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation recently awarded $100,000 With You education grants to support various educational initiatives in 34 schools. Since 2020, the Foundation has allocated over $205,000 to a variety...

Scott Credit Union has tips for selling your home

What You Need to Know Before Selling Your House

Selling your house is a significant milestone, whether you're moving for a new job, seeking more space, or downsizing. It's a process that involves more than just swapping keys – it's about navigating the intricate world of real estate transactions. Let’s look at five important things you need to know...

Avoid Online Scams, A Blog by Scott Credit Union

Avoiding Scams

Avoiding Scams In this digital age, it's easier than ever to fall prey to cunning online scams, and it can happen to anyone. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to be sure you're well-prepared to safeguard your finances and personal information. Here are a few practical tips to...