articles from February 2014


February 27th, 2014

Plastic vs. Plastic: When is it Better to Use a Debit Card or a Credit Card?

When it comes to spending money, much of the world has gone plastic. Many people make a habit of carrying little-to-no cash around these days, as most businesses accept debit and credit card payments, even small ones. While it’s easy to get caught up in the multiple debit and credit card options out there, it’s… (keep reading)

Shred Day

February 5th, 2014

Join us for Shred Day on Saturday, April 19

Mark your calendar for one of our most popular events of the year. Shred Day returns on Saturday, April 19. You know you should be cautious when disposing of your personal financial records. Simply throwing them into the garbage or recycle bin makes it far too easy for crooks to get everything they need to… (keep reading)


February 5th, 2014

Vote Now for Your 2014 Board of Directors

It’s time again to exercise your rights as a member by electing volunteers to represent you on SMCU’s Board of Directors. As a member in good standing, you are entitled to a vote in SMCU’s 81st Annual Volunteer Board and Supervisory Committee Elections, taking place between Monday, February 24, and Friday, March 21. SMCU is… (keep reading)

Seattle Home Show Logo

February 5th, 2014

Visit SMCU at the Spring Seattle Home Show

Is a bathroom remodel on your list of things to do this summer? How about a new deck or hot tub? Are you a sucker for the next big kitchen appliance? If so, head down to the Century Link Field Event Center for the Spring Seattle Home Show between February 15 and 23. Hundreds of… (keep reading)


February 4th, 2014

Limited Access to Downtown Branch on 2/5

Access to the Downtown Branch and parking garage may be difficult on Wednesday, February 5, due to the Seahawks Victory Parade. 4th Avenue will be closed from 10:30am for the duration of the parade, which is expected to run through 1:30pm. Click here for more information and a map of the parade route.


February 3rd, 2014

Make Plans to Attend the 2014 Annual Meeting

Do you want to know what’s going on with SMCU? Do you have suggestions you’d like to make to SMCU’s Board of Directors? If so, then come to the 2014 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 12. The Annual Meeting is your chance to hear how SMCU has been doing in the last year and to… (keep reading)


February 3rd, 2014

Everything You Love About SMCU – In a Mortgage

If you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance your existing mortgage, you’ll want to talk to the mortgage pros in SMCU’s Mortgage Center. Our mortgage experts have decades of experiencing helping members like you find exactly the right mortgage. Whether you need a conventional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage or something a little different,… (keep reading)