Buying a home is at once an exciting and challenging venture. With commitment, planning, and learning, you can become a successful homeowner. This series covers everything you need to know to start the home buying process off right, including: Preparing for Homeownership Understanding Mortgages Getting a Mortgage Searching for a …

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Q: I’ve had a financial emergency and I don’t know how to pay for it! What are my options? A: Ideally, you’ll want to have an emergency fund in place. If you don’t, consider these options… 1.) Credit cards Using one of your SDFCU credit cards …

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Have you ever gone to check out at a store and taken out the plastic to pay, only to find out that the transaction won’t go through? If you have, you know that it can be a frustrating and an embarrassing situation. Luckily the technology exists to help you …

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Identity theft is a crime with many faces: from the pickpocket who steals your wallet and uses your credit cards, to the acquaintance who assumes your persona and opens accounts in your name. Unfortunately, rectifying identity theft damage can be like untangling a wet knot. You can do it &#8211 …

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Online Banking Online Banking gives you access to your account at your convenience from any location. Access your State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) accounts from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. In Online Banking, you can: check your account balances, transfer funds, view your account statements, pay your loan …

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8 Ways to Protect Against Identity Theft Secure Your Hardcopies Most of us think of identity theft as a digital crime, but many thieves are just as eager to get their hands on your paper documents. While online accounts are password-protected, important paper documents are often left in a …

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One of the most fundamental financial lessons your kids are going to have to learn is about how you work for your money. Do your kids understand that every time you pull out a wad of bills or swipe a card to pay for a purchase, that money is directly …

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Buying a home is exciting and challenging. With commitment, planning, and learning, you can become a successful homeowner. This article series covers everything you need to know to start the homebuying process off right, including: • Preparing for Homeownership • Understanding Mortgages • Getting a Loan • Searching for a Home and Making an …

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