Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is proud to announce the ten winners of the A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each of these winners demonstrates a strong commitment to education, achievement, and community service. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
principle #5 (education)
Financial education should be free & available to all. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union believes that education is important. SMCU provides free education to members, elected representatives, management and employees so that all can prosper and contribute to the growth and wellbeing of the cooperative. SMCU provides financial information via seminars, workshops, newsletters and our Web site. We support programs and organizations that promote financial literacy, such as Washington CASH, Washington Business Week, and Credit University, to name a few.
For many people, shopping for a new car is a pleasure until it’s time to get down to the business details, like negotiating the price and arranging the financing. By then you’ve smelled the new interior, gawked at all the new gadgets, taken a test drive, and just want to hit the road in your… (keep reading)
With low interest rates, flexible repayment terms, and potential tax benefits, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) could be a great way to pay for important expenses, like home improvements or college tuition, and could be a money-saving way to consolidate other debt. What is a HELOC? A HELOC is a revolving line of… (keep reading)
In light of recent security vulnerabilities, such as Heartbleed and the Internet Explorer bug, and the scammers directly targeting credit union members, now is a great time to brush up on email dos and don’ts for maximum security and online safety. Don’t include sensitive information. Whether you’re emailing SMCU, your favorite online retailer, or a… (keep reading)
If you are planning a home improvement project this spring or looking for a good way to consolidate your high-interest debt, you may be thinking about borrowing against the equity in your home. While that can be a great way to get the money you need, knowing a little about the available options can help… (keep reading)