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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)

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December 10th, 2013

Five Cost-Efficient Travel Tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for families to get together, but if you don’t live near your family, it can be expensive to visit them. Instead of being discouraged, try being resourceful with these five tips to lower sky-high travel prices to financially feasible levels. Be Flexible with Travel Dates: Quite often your first-choice travel… (keep reading)

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September 23rd, 2013

Free Seminar: Home Improvement Financing

Join us on Tuesday, October 15 for a free seminar led by SMCU’s home loan expert Dan White. Light refreshments will be served. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 6:30 – 7:30pm | Lynnwood Branch 3925 196th SW. Lynnwood, WA 98036 Topics to be covered: Advantages of home improvement Financing options, including: -Home Equity Loans -HELOCs… (keep reading)

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September 10th, 2013

7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Creating a positive credit history is important. A poor credit rating can impact your life in ways you may not realize, such as making it harder to rent an apartment or apply for a job. Whether you’ve had past credit troubles, have yet to establish any credit, or want to get the best rate possible… (keep reading)

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September 6th, 2013

Free Seminar: Wills, Probate, & Estate Planning

Topic: Wills, Probate, & Estate Planning: What you need to know. Sponsored by: Bruce Brundige, MSFS, CEP®, CFS and Julian Heyward, VP, Prudential Investments Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: Doors open at 12:30pm; Talk begins at 1pm 

SMCU's 2012 Scholarship Program

July 18th, 2013

Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Winners!

Each year, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union awards ten $2,000 scholarships to member-applicants seeking higher education. SMCU’s scholarship program honors our founder, Tony Marino and his many contributions to his credit union and community. This year, the scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrate similar commitments in the areas of academic standing, extracurricular activities, and/or employment… (keep reading)

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July 8th, 2013

Free Seminar: Retirement Income Planning

Join SMCU for a free seminar led by Bruce Brundige, Financial Consultant with LPL Financial. Light food and refreshments will be served. Topics include: Financial risks of retirement The four steps to retirement income planning Using available resources Where are you now, and where are you going? Please RSVP by August 2nd: lindsayt@smcu.com (206) 398-5744… (keep reading)