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April 17th, 2013

Total Reclaim: A Solution to e-Waste

You wake up on Monday morning to the persistent beeping of your phone alarm. You hit snooze a few times, then check your Facebook notifications before getting ready for the day. During your morning commute on the bus, you listen to music on your iPod while reading on your Kindle. When you get to work,… (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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April 15th, 2013

Switch to eStatements and You Could Win a Year of Netflix

April is Green Month at SMCU, and we’re encouraging all of our members to cut down on environmental impact. It goes without saying that eStatements are more environmentally friendly than paper statements. No trees, no electricity-heavy paper production processes, and no discarded statements mistakenly placed in the trash (or even recycled, which uses electricity). The… (keep reading)

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April 5th, 2012

Going Green with Feet First

SMCU partners with local businesses to offer financial services as a benefit to their employees. It’s free, and these Select Employer Groups (SEGs) receive exclusive promotions, educational workshops and personalized visits from SMCU’s Business Development Specialists. SMCU’s newest SEG, Feet First, is Washington’s only non-profit that works to ensure that all communities throughout the state… (keep reading)

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April 2nd, 2012

Apply and Sign Online with Docusign. Save Money and the Planet.

Save Money Buying a new car? Before you go shopping, stop by smcu.com to save thousands of dollars. When people finance a car at the dealership, they often only look at the monthly payment without considering all of the interest they’ll pay over the life of the loan. These shoppers could save thousands of dollars… (keep reading)

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March 29th, 2012

Five Great Reasons To Use eStatements. Plus, Win a Year of Netflix.

April is Green Month at SMCU, a time to point out some of the things you can do to go a bit easier on the planet. One of the ways to cut down your environmental impact is to sign up for eStatements. If you aren’t already using eStatements, here are five great reasons to sign… (keep reading)

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July 26th, 2011

A CU Charge You’ll Like

If you have an electric vehicle (EV) or are thinking about getting one, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has great news. Last week, SMCU installed an EV charging station in the parking garage of its Downtown branch. The 208-volt, 30-amp charger is able to charge two plug-in EVs at the same time.