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.

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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 

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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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July 18th, 2013

What is Phishing and How Can You Avoid It?

Phishing, one of the most popular scamming techniques, takes place when people pretend to be from well-known companies, organizations, or government agencies and trick you into giving them personal information, such as your Social Security number or financial account information. This video illustrates several different scenarios phishing scammers use to obtain your information: How to… (keep reading)

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)

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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)