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Visa Card Not Working? Possible Card Compromise

SDCCU | 6/06/2017 05:25 p.m.

SDCCU, along with several other financial institutions, has been notified that Visa® information, which includes a select number of our member’s credit and debit cards, may have been obtained by unauthorized individuals. 

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The 2016 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl - By The Numbers

SDCCU | 2/21/2017 01:26 p.m.

The final San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl was played on December 21, 2016 at Qualcomm Stadium®. SDCCU was the proud title sponsor of the Poinsettia Bowl since its inception in 2005, and we are incredibly proud of the impact it has had on San Diego. It helped to boost tourism dollars for local businesses in and around San Diego. It also provided an exciting and family-friendly activity for SoCal residents to look forward to year after year. And last, but not least, it created an opportunity to raise money for local programs, like our named beneficiary Biz Kid$. In 2016, with your help, we raised $30,000 for Biz Kid$, which will go directly into programs to help teach local school-age students about money and business.

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Save Your Wallet from Heartache this Valentine’s Day

SDCCU | 2/14/2017 09:09 a.m.

We’ve all heard the expression “Love doesn't cost a thing.” But the reality is that sometimes celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one can be quite a costly adventure! 


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Give a Gift That Pays

George Chamberlin | 12/14/2016 04:43 p.m.

Do you think your kids or grandkids remember what you gave them for the holidays last year? Can you remember?

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George Chamberlin: Mid-Year Investment Portfolio Review

George Chamberlin | 7/06/2016 10:47 a.m.

Here we are, half way through 2016 already. Odds are somewhere in your desk or in a stack of paper are your resolutions for the New Year. Don’t feel bad, most people never follow through and the middle of the year is a good time to refresh things and give it another try.

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Tips that Make for a Smooth Journey to Home Ownership

SDCCU | 5/05/2016 09:37 a.m.

Whether it’s your first home purchase, or a comfortable “golden years” pad to enjoy hosting extended family in, buying your dream home is truly an exciting time.

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Financial Literacy Year Round

George Chamberlin | 4/25/2016 03:48 p.m.

April is Financial Literacy Month. Unlike the tax filing deadline that recently passed, financial literacy, or tax planning, is not a once-a-year activity. Rather it is something requiring constant attention.

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Economic Advice for Millennials in 2016

George Chamberlin | 4/13/2016 07:13 a.m.

The Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University recently issued the 2016 economic outlook report. Chief economist Lynn Reaser offered a rosy (albeit cautious) forecast for the San Diego economy, slightly higher interest rates and expanded hiring. Additionally, the report included a small segment on action steps for students and millennials in 2016. I thought the comments were of interest and worth sharing with others.

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Financial Literacy Uniquely Designed for You

SDCCU | 3/31/2016 02:14 p.m.

Financial literacy means understanding and being able to analyze financial matters and opportunities—such as how to earn, manage, spend, invest and donate money.

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Auto Loans—How Much Car Can You Afford?

SDCCU | 3/01/2016 01:13 p.m.

As the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden believed: “Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.” This famed basketball coach’s adage especially holds true for those looking to foster a financially healthy lifestyle. And one thing that almost anyone needs to prepare for is the expense of buying a vehicle. Vehicles can be hefty life expenditures, so it’s imperative to prepare by knowing the full scope of the costs associated with buying and owning a vehicle, building a car budget and doing your research to ensure you get the best deal.

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Latest blog posts

Visa Card Not Working? Possible Card Compromise
6/06/2017 05:25 p.m.
SDCCU, along with several other financial institutions, has been notified that Visa® information, which includes a select number of our member’s credit and debit cards, may have been obtained by unauthorized individuals. 
The 2016 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl - By The Numbers
2/21/2017 01:26 p.m.
The final San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl was played on December 21, 2016 at Qualcomm Stadium®. SDCCU was the proud title sponsor of the Poinsettia Bowl since its inception in 2005, and we are incredibly proud of the impact it has had on San Diego. It helped to boost tourism dollars for local businesses in and around San Diego. It also provided an exciting and family-friendly activity for SoCal residents to look forward to year after year. And last, but not least, it created an opportunity to raise money for local programs, like our named beneficiary Biz Kid$. In 2016, with your help, we raised $30,000 for Biz Kid$, which will go directly into programs to help teach local school-age students about money and business.
Save Your Wallet from Heartache this Valentine’s Day
2/14/2017 09:09 a.m.
We’ve all heard the expression “Love doesn't cost a thing.” But the reality is that sometimes celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one can be quite a costly adventure! 
Give a Gift That Pays
12/14/2016 04:43 p.m.
Do you think your kids or grandkids remember what you gave them for the holidays last year? Can you remember?
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