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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)


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: (206) 398-5744… (keep reading)


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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February 1st, 2013

SMCU is Awarding Ten $2,000 Scholarships – Apply Now!

Starting February 1, we will be accepting applications for the A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship Program. SMCU will award ten $2,000 scholarships to qualified students for the 2013-2014 academic school year. The application deadline is March 31, 2013. We will announce scholarship recipients in early May. About the Scholarships This scholarship program honors Mr. Marino, SMCU’s… (keep reading)


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)

Financial Freedom

December 13th, 2012

SMCU Financial Counseling Guides You on the Road to Being Debt-Free

Do you feel like you’re at a dead end because of money issues? Are you worried that your paycheck won’t be enough to cover the bills each month? Is credit card debt preventing you from saving money and starting to build the life you dream of? Do you need financial counseling but don’t know who… (keep reading)

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August 7th, 2012

Cooperative Business Development Training with CooperationWorks!

SMCU is passionate about supporting and growing the cooperative movement. We believe that the cooperative business model provides an important alternative for consumers, especially those who may be underserved by traditional businesses. In order to create a cooperative economy to benefit our community, we need more cooperative developers. CooperationWorks! provides excellent, intensive, professional training in… (keep reading)