Along with vowing to break the seal on that gym membership and contribute the max to your retirement account, consider a resolution to make 2016 the year you lock down your identity. Nearly 13 million Americans were defrauded of $16 billion through identity theft in 2014. How can you help to prevent this from happening to you? Here are seven ways to keep your identity safer.
We all know the signs: morning fog, dark evening commutes, and seemingly endless drizzle. Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and when the mercury drops, heating bills go up. But a little work around the house now can save you money until spring returns. Here are 9 ways to keep your home warm and conserve energy during the cold months ahead.
In 2013, 34% of Washington residents volunteered, ranking us 9th in the country for Volunteering and Civic Engagement. Can you imagine what it would be like if 100% of residents volunteered? With just a few hours of your time each week, or even each month, you can help make our community a better place. Here is a list of organizations, organized by cause, where you can volunteer in the Seattle area.
Last month you nominated nearly 300 non-profit organizations to be our 2016 Feel Good Checking partners. SMCU reviewed each one of these amazing organizations and narrowed them down to a list of 21 finalists, including our 2015 partners who were up for re-election. The finalists then went before a public vote to help determine the winners. And the winners are...
It’s that time of year again—time for Blue Fridays, lucky socks, and weekends spent screaming at the television with fellow fans. If the experience of viewing the game is as important to you as the game itself, get up off the couch and head to one of these top spots for watching football in Seattle. Whether your priority is screen square footage, abundant beer, or mouthwatering eats, we’ve got the venue for you.
You’ve been to most of Seattle’s must-eat food spots. You’ve seen the sunset from Gasworks. And you’ve explored every neighborhood and green space in Seattle proper. Now what? If you’ve explored the Seattle sights and are wondering where to have your next adventure, it’s time to get out of the city. Here are four weekend getaways within a 3-hour drive from Seattle.
None of us like to think about it, but if you were to die, would your family have the financial wherewithal to stay in your home? Would your children be able to complete their education? With The Family Security Plan® on your side, you can confidently say “yes.”
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (SMCU) is excited to announce its merger with Northwest Baptist Federal Credit Union (NWBFCU). As of October 1st, the credit union welcomes NWBFCU as part of SMCU’s membership.
Remodeling and renovating your home can make your home more enjoyable, and— if done right—increase your home’s value along the way. But not all renovations are created equal. While some projects can add significant value to your home, others can actually reduce the sale price. So what’s a homeowner to do?
Everyone is looking for ways to save money, and that’s just what Love My Credit Union Rewards is all about. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is excited to offer you exclusive discounts and benefits on products and services you use every day. Credit union members have already saved over $1 billion with Love My Credit Union Rewards discounts. So along with lower loan rates and fewer fees, here’s another way you can save even more.
Sometimes a dog just needs to get outside and run with its own kind. When your dog is sitting by the door and begging for a game of fetch, visit one of these seven highly-rated dog parks in Seattle for some fun and exercise.