February 1, 2016
by Gary Prager
Buying a home and obtaining financing is not what it used to be. An unprecedented amount of regulation came with the bursting of our housing bubble and eventual stock market collapse in 2008. As a result, there is more “red tape” standing between you and your dream than ever before. Scary I know, but it doesn’t have to be.
January 4, 2016
by Laura Richard
Approximately 50% of us will make a New Years’ resolution this year, but according to research by the University of Scranton only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year's goals. This is not said to discourage, but rather to bring attention to the challenge of changing behaviors that will improve our quality of life.
December 1, 2015
by Heather Hickman
Member Rewards is an exclusive, year-round SCCU program that provides benefits based on each member’s level of participation in the credit union. The more a member participates in the credit union by using our products and services, the greater the rewards!
November 1, 2015
by Jodie Kinley-Smith
With next year’s newest models already beginning to hit the street, car manufacturers are encouraging dealerships to make enough space to keep up with demand. As a result, car manufacturers and dealerships are both far more likely to offer larger rebates, lower sales tags, and other incentives to get older (but still brand new) models off the lot.
September 24, 2015
by George Baraket
Auto insurance may be a necessary expense for drivers – it protects you against financial loss if you have an accident and it’s required by law in nearly every state – but it is not a static one. Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount you spend without sacrificing any coverage…
September 1, 2015
by Greg DeRoy
The SCCU Blog sits down with Greg DeRoy, Director of Member Services and E-Banking, to learn more about SCCU's new online and mobile banking system and get his thoughts on some of the new features members can begin taking advantage of.
July 30, 2015
by Kenny Ebanyat
New cards with chip technology, both credit cards as well as debit cards will be issued to all SCCU cardholders over the next several months. We’re all used to “swiping” our cards…so how do you use a chip card?
June 29, 2015
SCCU’s auto loan payment process is designed to be as quick and convenient as possible, saving you two of the things you care about most – time and money.
June 26, 2015
by Gary Prager
Working for a credit union my entire adult life has inevitably led to many conversations with friends and family about finance. Through those conversations I am often shocked to find the number of money savings tips I have come to know through my line of work that others were not aware of. Of the most common; refinancing your vehicle (cars, boats, motorcycles, and RVs) for a lower rate and payment seems to be the biggest hit. I have personally witnessed friends and family save thousands of dollars doing so.
May 29, 2015
by Timothy M. Antonition
As we head into another hurricane season, it causes me to reflect on how we can assist you in being prepared in the event a storm approaches where you live. Overall we have been relatively lucky in the last several years; however, we always need to be prepared.