articles from November 2012

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November 29th, 2012

Better Security, More Intuitive Design Coming with Nov. 27 Online Banking Upgrade

UPDATE: Have a question? Leave a comment below or check out our FAQs. UPDATE: Unable to use a phone number for your One-Time Passcode? When prompted for a phone number, click the link that says “I don’t have access to a phone” and you’ll be able to enter an email address. Click here to see… (keep reading)

holiday shopping

November 28th, 2012

5 Ways to Save on Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 easy ways to save without breaking your budget. 1. Make a budget Before you start your holiday shopping, you should determine the maximum amount you want to spend. Then, make a list of all the people you plan on purchasing gifts… (keep reading)

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November 26th, 2012

Co-ops Reach the Big Screen in “Shift Change”

Throughout the recession, one business model has proven to be resilient. Cooperative businesses are focused on long-term stability, not just for their worker-owners, but also for the communities they reside in. The documentary film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is based on “true stories of dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.” It showcases the co-op… (keep reading)

How To

November 23rd, 2012

How to Nickname Your Accounts in Online Banking

If you have multiple checking accounts, you might want to give them nicknames in Online Banking to help you remember how you use each of them. For example, you could name one savings account “Vacation” and another one “Travel Expenses.” If you share one of your checking accounts with your husband, you could rename it… (keep reading)

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November 19th, 2012

How Can Your Auto Loan Help You Deal with an Emergency Expense?

The rains have made their way back to Western Washington with the chill of winter just around the corner.  Northwest winters can pack a nasty punch in the form of flooding, wind storms, and power outages. At their worst, these disasters can be dangerous and cause untold damage to homes, cars, and property. If you’ve… (keep reading)

Ask Bruce

November 19th, 2012

Ask Bruce: When Is It Time to Speak to a Financial Consultant

Bruce Brundige, LPL Financial Consultant at SMCU, has been involved in the financial services industry for over 24 years. Periodically, Bruce answers common financial planning questions. Q: How do I decide if it’s time to speak to a Financial Consultant? A: We get asked this question so often that we’ve put together a questionnaire tool… (keep reading)

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November 16th, 2012

Meet Raiana, SMCU’s Newest Business Development Specialist

As some of you may know, SMCU’s Business Development Specialist, Nina Cavelli, has decided to stay home with her new baby boy Trevor, so there is a new addition to the Business Development team: Raiana Troupe! She comes from the Southcenter Branch and is full of knowledge about the Credit Union and Seattle community. If… (keep reading)