articles from October 2010


October 29th, 2010

Holiday Magic Funds Drive

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 423,000 foster children in the United States who are waiting to be adopted1. Treehouse makes a difference in their lives by helping with school, fulfilling key material needs and paying for extras that are, for most kids, just a regular part… (keep reading)


October 27th, 2010

SMCU hosts Co-opapalooza

What does it mean to be a cooperative? The answer depends on the reason the co-op is formed and who the members are. Some co-ops are founded to ensure members have access to more affordable loans or better deposit rates. Others are built to provide members a stronger voice in the marketplace and make it… (keep reading)


October 23rd, 2010

We’re Looking for a Few Outstanding Members

2011 Volunteer Elections As a member-owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, you have a VOICE in the overall governance of the credit union. Like all credit unions, we are run by a volunteer board of directors elected by, and from, the membership. Democratic elections ensure the board remains accountable to the membership and the needs… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2010

Becoming a Self-Aware Investor

Regardless of where you are in life today, becoming a truly self-aware investor is perhaps the most effective way to understand exactly what you need to do now to prepare for the future. Fortunately, achieving financial self-awareness is not hard to accomplish.


October 22nd, 2010

Know Your ‘Options’

Unlike buying a TV or a new couch, buying a new car represents a significant investment. Other than purchasing a home, a new car is one of the biggest purchases the average person makes in his or her lifetime. Many dealerships bank on the fact that you as the consumer have no idea what you’re… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2010

Avoiding Foreclosure

Nearly 3 million homeowners received foreclosure notices in 20091. Some sources say that total may reach 4 million in 20102. People facing delinquent mortgage payments can find the situation spiraling out of control. Fortunately, there are steps that can make the situation more manageable.


October 21st, 2010

Mobile Banking Security Tips

At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union we are very concerned about your security, no matter how you access your accounts. Now that we offer mobile banking services, we want to take a moment to share some important safety suggestions to help you avoid mobile banking fraud.