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July 18th, 2013

SMCU Presents “Keep Your Coffee”

When the big banks talk about saving money, what is the first thing they tell you? Stop buying coffee and stash that money away. While that’s not terrible advice, this is Seattle; coffee is in our blood. Cutting out your daily latte is a big sacrifice and a really hard way to save over the… (keep reading)

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June 2nd, 2013

5 Important Steps to Buying and Financing Your Next New Car

If you’re thinking about buying a new car and you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Your first instinct might be to head straight to the dealership, but a little bit of financial planning and preparation can go a long way. Here are 5 steps to guide you on your… (keep reading)

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April 17th, 2013

The Evolution of Miles Per Gallon

Ten or twenty years ago, what did you think transportation in the year 2013 would be like? We might not have flying cars or teleportation devices, but we do have high-tech, fuel-efficient vehicles to help keep our Pacific Northwest air fresh and clean. Some of the most popular hybrid-electric cars released this year reach up… (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)

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July 31st, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Guy Keltner of Fox and The Law and Carson Henley

For our final Homegrown Exclusive Interview, we were able to speak with Guy Keltner of garage-rock band Fox and The Law as well as solo artist Carson Henley. Their respective tracks “Feel So Blue” and “Fire” can be found on SMCU’s Homegrown album.   Homegrown can be downloaded for free here until Tuesday, July 31.… (keep reading)

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July 25th, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Banton Foster of Blvd Park and Ali Marcus

In this week’s interview, we spoke with banjoist Banton Foster of the folk-rock band Blvd Park and solo-Americana artist Ali Marcus. Their respective songs “Ain’t Gonna Be Easy” and “Wapato” can be found on SMCU’s Homegrown album. Homegrown can be downloaded for free here until Tuesday, July 31. How did you/your band get started? Banton:… (keep reading)

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July 19th, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles and Brian Ledford of Brian Ledford and the Cadillac Desert

In our third Homegrown Exclusive Interview, we spoke with featured artists Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles and Brian Ledford of Brian Ledford And The Cadillac Desert. Both bands can be found on SMCU’s Homegrown album with their respective tracks “Rio” and “The Jewel Fades.” How did your band get started? Matt: Three of us– Nick,… (keep reading)