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Passive Investments or Managed Portfolios?

George Chamberlin | 4/14/2015 04:02 p.m.

It has long been suggested that passive investments – the use of index mutual funds without the need for expensive professional management – outperform actively managed portfolios. And a new report confirms that passive significantly beats active.

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SDCCU Supports Community with Poinsettia Bowl Sponsorship

SDCCU | 3/11/2015 10:29 a.m.

SDCCU has sponsored the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl since its inception in 2005 to help our hometown thrive during a time when the region’s tourism industry is at its slowest.

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Should I Buy New or Used? 4 Things to Consider First

SDCCU | 1/13/2015 09:44 a.m.

What’s more important to you – a bargain, or that new car smell? Do you want to switch cars every few years, or keep one until the wheels fall off? Some might think buying a brand new car is too expensive and that might be true. But this decision mostly depends on the costs associated with the following 4 factors.

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More ways for you to get help making financial decisions

SDCCU | 10/06/2014 03:30 p.m.

SDCCU® presents #TealTalk, a live Twitter chat with financial expert George Chamberlin

If you’ve ever had difficulty deciding whether or not to buy a new car or home, planning for retirement or figuring out how to pay for your child’s college education, you are not alone; the majority of Americans struggle with major financial decisions such as these. 

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Financial Tips on Auto Savings

SDCCU | 10/01/2014 04:15 p.m.

While some people can get by without a car, most of us in San Diego definitely need one in our daily lives. There are quite a few ways that cars cost money, but three of the biggest expenses are gas, insurance and auto loan payments.

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Financial Tips on Convenience Costs

SDCCU | 6/19/2014 09:27 a.m.

In your everyday life, there are spending scenarios where the most convenient way also happens to be the most expensive way. It’s that extra $5 you pay for gas because that particular station is on your route to work. Or the $10 you paid for lunch because you didn’t pack one before leaving the house. Or the extra money you paid for groceries when you happened to run out of them, instead of cutting coupons and planning your list. These costs can add up quicker than you think, so here are a few ways to save.

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Phone and Text Scams are on the Rise

SDCCU | 4/24/2014 11:12 a.m.

Vishing (or voice phishing) is the criminal practice of using social engineering over the telephone system to gain access to private personal and financial information from the public for the purpose of financial reward. Simply put, criminals try to trick unsuspecting individuals into providing their personal information over the phone.  

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Heartbleed Security

SDCCU | 4/09/2014 06:33 p.m.

The news has been reporting on a recently discovered Internet encryption technology vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed.” 

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Making Smart Money Decisions in 2014

George Chamberlin | 1/06/2014 10:34 a.m.

It wouldn't be the New Year without resolutions. But whether it's trimming your waistline or firming your financial profile, the key isn't making the list, it's sticking with it! Here are five steps to get you started on the road to financial fitness.

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The Power of Compounding

George Chamberlin | 12/18/2013 01:15 p.m.

Compounding is a simple investment strategy in which you put your money in an investment that pays a return. 

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Latest blog posts

Passive Investments or Managed Portfolios?
4/14/2015 04:02 p.m.
It has long been suggested that passive investments – the use of index mutual funds without the need for expensive professional management – outperform actively managed portfolios. And a new report confirms that passive significantly beats active.
SDCCU Supports Community with Poinsettia Bowl Sponsorship
3/11/2015 10:29 a.m.
SDCCU has sponsored the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl since its inception in 2005 to help our hometown thrive during a time when the region’s tourism industry is at its slowest.
Should I Buy New or Used? 4 Things to Consider First
1/13/2015 09:44 a.m.
What’s more important to you – a bargain, or that new car smell? Do you want to switch cars every few years, or keep one until the wheels fall off? Some might think buying a brand new car is too expensive and that might be true. But this decision mostly depends on the costs associated with the following 4 factors.
More ways for you to get help making financial decisions
10/06/2014 03:30 p.m.
SDCCU® presents #TealTalk, a live Twitter chat with financial expert George Chamberlin

If you’ve ever had difficulty deciding whether or not to buy a new car or home, planning for retirement or figuring out how to pay for your child’s college education, you are not alone; the majority of Americans struggle with major financial decisions such as these. 
San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 37 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.


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