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Five SEFCU Board Members Elected to Additional Terms

Albany, NY – Earlier this spring, SEFCU Board of Directors members Vincent W. Colonno, Philip Fields, Kenneth C. Hahn, Timothy J. Jennings, and Mary Warr-Cowans  were all elected to an additional term.  This is Philip's first election to a full term after serving in an interim capacity, and Vince, Ken, Tim, and Mary are re-elected incumbents.   
 

Beware of text and email scam targeting SEFCU members - December 29, 2020

Members are being targeted by scammers sending unsolicited messages that appear to be coming from SEFCU. Remember, never provide or verify financial or confidential information when answering unsolicited calls or by clicking a link in an unsolicited email/text. Scammers use these methods to obtain your personal information. If you receive one of these calls, hang up and call the Member Solutions Center at 800-727-3328 to be certain you are speaking with SEFCU.

UAlbany and SEFCU team up to help keep community safe with weekly employee testing

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec 22, 2020) – Every week, more than 325 SEFCU employees receive COVID-19 testing as part of a new partnership between the credit union and the University at Albany.

To help keep their employees and members safe, frontline SEFCU employees who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms are now able to participate in UAlbany’s pooled surveillance testing program which provides a simple and non-invasive way to test the presence of the virus using a saliva sample.

SEFCU Social Media Guidelines 

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Get a Head Start on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s human to want each year to be better than the last, but if you’re going to achieve any major improvements – in your health, money, or family life, for instance – there’s no time like right now to lay out a plan for your New Year’s resolution goals. Here are three tips to get a head start.

SEFCU Encourages Teens to Take Control of Their Financial Future

SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being provided free financial education to teens and young adults participating in summer youth employment programs across New York State. The youth employment programs provide teens and young adults an opportunity to gain on-the-job training where they work approximately 20 hours per week and are paid for those hours. SEFCU worked with participants in these programs to give them a basic understanding of saving, budgeting, and spending now that they are earning what might be their first paycheck.

Institute for Financial Well-Being Develops New School Partnership

SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being engaged in a new partnership with the Heatly School in Green Island. Over the course of three days, the Institute team visited with the second, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes delivering financial education to nearly 60 students.

2018 Impact Study

In 2018, more than 5,000 individuals attended a learning event across New York State. Attendees were surveyed and reported favorably on both the classes and their instructors. Are you ready to change your financial future and attend a free session?

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07/2018 - SEFCU Honored with Financial Education Award

SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being was honored with the New York Credit Union Association's 2018 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, an award created to recognize model credit union efforts to provide personal finance education concepts and skills to individuals under age 18.

5 Tips for Smart Saving and Spending

How will you spend your money in the next few months, or the next year and beyond? It's a good idea to put your goals in writing and create a spending plan that will give you enough money for every day expenses, while helping you save for your goal. Check out five tips for smart spending and saving.

02/2018 - College Freshmen Learn About Managing Credit

Recently, 50 Russell Sage College students participated in a session called "Understanding and Managing Credit" that helped them understand their attitudes about money and discover a system of prioritizing wants and needs.

01/2018 - SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being helps “Change the World”

SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being had a unique opportunity to exhibit at the Girls World Expo. Offered in partnership with iHeart Media and sponsored by SEFCU, GirlsWorld Expo is a national movement of one-day events for teenage girls. The Albany Expo was diversely designed to connect young women with their community, empowering them to discover their potential and find their best path to personal and professional success.

SEFCU Facilitates Summer Youth Employment Programs

What can I buy with my first paycheck? Should I open a checking account? Why should I start saving for college, or a car, now? Why is everything I want to buy so expensive? Those are just some of the questions typical teenagers ask as they start thinking about a first job. The concepts of managing money through budgeting, saving, and making wise decisions on spending are often a big unknown for most youth. But, with a direct correlation between financial well-being and success in school, eventual careers, and life, it's important to start understanding these concepts early.

SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being Visits Cairo-Durham School District

Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade at Cairo-Durham Elementary School learned about saving, budgeting, and spending through innovative programs offered by SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being. In addition to the sessions being fun and informative for the students, one teacher commented how well the content aligns with grade-level curriculum.

Enjoy a Green Vacation

Piggy bank on a beach

It’s no secret that getting away can be very expensive when it involves hotel stays, meals out, theme parks, tourist attractions, and other activities. If your vacation checks some of those boxes then read these tips for reducing the financial strain of getting your summer fun in the sun and keeping it “green” with your cash.

SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being Earns National Recognition

During its annual Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. last week, the Credit Union National Association recognized SEFCU’s ongoing effort to deliver free, dynamic financial education to young people with its Desjardins Award for Youth Financial Education in the more than $1 billion in assets category.

SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being Earns National Recognition