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I'm August, the Brand Ambassador for Carolina Trust FCU. Although I'm from Virginia, I feel like SC is my adopted home because of its hometown feel. I enjoy fashion, SEC football, traveling and all things pink! I am a recent graduate of Coastal Carolina University, and I am just thrilled about my role here at the credit union.

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Stop These Scams Cold in Their Tracks: Part Two

Posted by August on Jan 23, 2023 12:27:36 PM

Scams are a constant concern in the world we live in today. With methods of consumer spending and financial management ever-changing, scammers have created more ways than imaginable to try to scam innocent people. In this two-part blog series, we'll go over a few of the most common scams that you should avoid. Click here to visit our fraud prevention resources page, where you can get additional information on how to protect yourself from scammers. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Identity Protection & Security

Stop These Scams Cold in Their Tracks: Part One

Posted by August on Jan 19, 2023 1:29:44 PM

Scams are a constant concern in the world we live in today. With methods of consumer spending and financial management ever-changing, scammers have created more ways than imaginable to try to scam innocent people. In this two-part blog series, we'll go over a few of the most common scams that you should avoid. Click here to visit our fraud prevention resources page, where you can get additional information on how to protect yourself from scammers. 

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Topics: Personal Finance

Visualize Yourself Achieving Your 2023 Goals with a Vision Board

Posted by August on Jan 13, 2023 10:28:25 AM

Did you make any new year's resolutions for 2023? Have you done a good job of sticking to them thus far? If you haven't set any goals for the new year or are struggling to live out the action steps to achieve the goals you set, I encourage you to make a vision board and write your goals down.

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Topics: Personal Finance

Fighting Inflation at the Grocery Store

Posted by August on Jan 6, 2023 10:11:53 AM

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals and resolutions for change. Two common goals that folks have each year are saving money and eating healthier. With the cost of food and other goods rising at the grocery store, it can make these two resolutions a bit contradictory.

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Topics: Personal Finance

New Year, New You

Posted by August on Dec 22, 2022 1:22:45 PM

If you've been looking to make positive changes in your life or just looking for a fresh start, there's no better time than the beginning of a new year. Starting now, you have 365 days to make changes in your life and work towards new goals. I encourage you to reflect this week about areas of your life that you want to improve and set attainable goals to make positive changes.

If you're looking to improve your physical or financial health in 2023, check out the Financial Friday Community Panel segment below, where I was joined by special guests Dr. Kevin M. Satelle MD, Physician at Rapid Weight Loss and Esthetics Center and Christina Naylor, Chief Operation Officer at Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union to talk about creating healthy lifestyle habits for the upcoming year.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Cookies for Santa

Posted by August on Dec 22, 2022 1:17:19 PM

Can you believe it's almost Christmas? I feel like there are still so many things left to do. Luckily, I was able to cross baking cookies for Santa off of my to-do list last night. Growing up, we'd make a big batch of Christmas cookies a day or two before Christmas to take to different Christmas gatherings, and we would always save a few to set out for Santa. Santa wasn't the only one who got a treat; we always made sure to leave carrots for the reindeer too! We may have even left carrots for Santa instead of cookies a few years because my mom insisted that Santa was dieting.

This year, I took home a few recipes from the Carolina Trust Employee Cookie Exchange, so that Santa could have a new variety. I'm not going to lie this close to Christmas, I may have snuck a few cookies, but they were specifically for taste testing purposing. I wouldn't want to give Santa a nasty cookie. He would put me on the naughty list for sure!

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Topics: Seasonal

Don't Let Gift Giving Break Your Budget

Posted by August on Dec 15, 2022 10:00:07 AM

Giving gifts to the ones I love is one of my favorite things about the holiday season. However, as someone who sticks to a strict monthly budget, forking out additional money for gifts during December always makes me a bit anxious. It's hard enough deciding what to get everyone, but then trying to stay within my budget while doing it adds a whole other layer to the cake.

Below are a few tips I've been using this holiday season while shopping for gifts for others, which have helped me stay within my budget and less anxious about spending.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Tis the Season to Give

Posted by August on Dec 8, 2022 11:55:57 AM

Let’s set the stage… you’re home on a Friday night watching your favorite sitcom, and suddenly there it is… the familiar sad song combined with images of mistreated animals. Now, instead of laughing, you’re tearing up and reaching for your computer or phone to make a donation.

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Topics: Seasonal

It's the Holiday Season, Time to Lighten Up!

Posted by August on Dec 1, 2022 1:19:40 PM

As we kick off the month of December, the feeling of Christmas is starting to SHINE all around us. Everyone seems to have an extra GLOW about them; they're practically BEAMING. The excitement from the holiday season always gets to me each year; it's like I hardly know how to CONDUCT myself. There's just so much to do and see, and the idea of missing a single opportunity to celebrate HERTZ my heart.

You may have caught on to all my light puns by this point. With so many fantastic holiday light shows in our area, I figured a round-up blog post would be a BRIGHT idea.

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Topics: Seasonal

Shop Small Saturday

Posted by August on Nov 22, 2022 11:07:40 AM

With the holidays right around the corner, you've probably started making your shopping list and scouring through sales ads for all of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Although you could quickly load up your Amazon cart with all the gifts on your list, I would encourage you to look into local businesses as an alternative.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

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