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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May 2nd, 2013

SMCU Wants to Sponsor You to Volunteer for WBW

Are you a business professional interested in enhancing your leadership skills while helping to prepare the next generation for the working world? If so, SMCU and Washington Business Week (WBW) may have just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. This summer SMCU will be sponsoring one person to be a Company Advisor at one of… (keep reading)

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April 17th, 2013

Mortgage Empowerment Seminar: Knowledge for Informed Decisions

It’s no surprise that Spring is home-buying season. The sun is shining, lawns are vibrantly green and freshly mowed, and a light breeze carries the scent of flowers in full bloom. It’s almost too easy to imagine moving new furniture into the home you’re viewing, painting your kids’ rooms, barbecuing on the back patio, and… (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)

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January 22nd, 2013

How to Educate Your Children About Money

Nico Leyva writes for NerdWallet.com, 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)

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January 2nd, 2013

How to Create a Budget

Now that it’s a new year, you might be evaluating your current financial situation and setting goals for the future, such as saving for your dream vacation or simply bouncing back from spending too much during the holidays. If your resolution for 2013 is to reduce debt or increase savings, the first thing you need… (keep reading)

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December 26th, 2012

Securing Your Digital Life: Personal Identifying Information

What is Personal Identifying Information? Personal Identifying Information (PII) is any information you use in your daily life that identifies you. The most common source of identification is the last four digits of your Social Security number. When the Social Security Administration decided to issue numbers, they never intended it to be used as a… (keep reading)

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December 19th, 2012

Securing Your Digital Life: Password Security

If someone got a hold of your passwords, how much damage could they cause? With access to your financial data, personal information, and other information you store online, criminals could do anything from draining your bank accounts to stealing your identity. Still, many people have personal information stored in online accounts, such as social security… (keep reading)