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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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12 Days of Car Buying: Tips for Buying Your New Car this Holiday Season

SDCCU | 12/09/2015 08:25 a.m.

The conventional wisdom is that the holidays can be a great time for buying a new car as dealers are looking to sell as much inventory as possible before the New Year. However, great deals can mean busy dealerships and a lengthy car buying process. Try following these 12 steps to save time, money and ensure you make the right choice.

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Summer Savings Tips

SDCCU | 7/01/2015 10:15 a.m.

Summer can either be a drag on expenses or an opportunity to pick up some smart habits that save you money.

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What is an EMV Chip Card?

SDCCU | 6/19/2015 08:00 a.m.

You’ve heard the term and maybe even seen a chip on one of your cards, but what does it mean?

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Credit Union vs. Bank

SDCCU | 6/03/2015 10:40 a.m.

Where you bank is a big decision, so it's important to weigh out all the pros and cons.

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Latest blog posts

George Chamberlin: Mid-Year Investment Portfolio Review
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.
Tips that Make for a Smooth Journey to Home Ownership
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.
Financial Literacy Year Round
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.
Economic Advice for Millennials in 2016
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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