articles from January 2013


January 28th, 2013

Beware of Malware Emails Claiming to Be from DocuSign

DocuSign, SMCU’s electronic document provider, has notified us that they have been made aware of several malware spam emails that claim to come from DocuSign. These emails may include links that could expose the recipient to malware viruses. If you receive a suspicious email from DocuSign that you believe to be fraudulent, please notify the… (keep reading)

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January 28th, 2013

52 Places to Volunteer in Seattle

In 2011, 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… (keep reading)


January 25th, 2013

Mobile and Online Banking Maintenance on 1/25 from 9:30pm to 1:00am

Mobile and Online Banking services may be unavailable from 9:30pm on Friday, January 25 through 1:00am on Saturday, January 26 due to routine network maintenance. Should you experience issues during this time, please try again soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.


January 22nd, 2013

How to Educate Your Children About Money

Nico Leyva writes for, an unbiased consumer finance website dedicated to promoting financial literacy. When it comes to money, you’re one of your child’s best role models. Parents can help their kids realize financial independence by introducing them to monetary concepts at a young age. Here are some great tips for helping your kids… (keep reading)

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January 4th, 2013

Support Youth in Focus at the Little Big Show

If you live in or near Seattle, you know that our city has a vibrant art scene. From the multitude of art museums to the thriving local music scene, there’s no doubt that art holds a special place here. That’s why last year, Starbucks, KEXP, and Seattle Theatre Group launched a series of quarterly benefit… (keep reading)


January 2nd, 2013

How to Create a Budget

Now that it’s a new year, you might be evaluating your current financial situation and setting goals for the future, such as saving for your dream vacation or simply bouncing back from spending too much during the holidays. If your resolution for 2013 is to reduce debt or increase savings, the first thing you need… (keep reading)


January 2nd, 2013

Online Banking Down 1/2

Update: Online Banking has been restored. SMCU’s Online Banking is currently down.  We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and will let you know when it has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.