As our personal and professional lives become more and more dependent on technology, most of us own at least one or two gadgets, maybe even more. Combine this with the rate at which technology is evolving, causing us to dump our old models in favor of faster, sleeker ones, and we’ve got an e-waste problem on our hands.
To help reduce the need for landfills and prevent pollution, make sure you know what goes in your home recycling and yard waste bins by reviewing this guide.
Seattle is obsessed with its pets. With more dogs in the city than children, it’s easy to see why Seattle continues to be a dog-lover’s top city of choice.
Welcome to the Emerald City, crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. This is the land of NPR, bookstores, corporate giants, farmers’ markets, and copious amounts of caffeine. Yes, it does rain here, but that doesn’t stop Seattleites from enjoying life. In the winter, music, art, theater, and diverse cuisine keep the city buzzing. And when the sun comes out, you’ll find residents heading for the mountains and lakes, attending a festival, or flocking to the city’s many parks.
Cycling has and continues to grow as an important mode of transportation in our city and throughout the Pacific Northwest. As Seattle traffic increases and public transportation options expand, the opportunity to utilize bike lanes has made it easier than ever to make cycling a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Time outdoors should be fun for the entire family. Yes, this includes our tail-wagging friends too. When it comes to choosing hikes for our dogs it is important to know the precautionary measures you need to take to ensure a safe experience for all parties. Here, you will find trail rules for our furry friends in Washington State.
Sometimes a dog just needs to get outside and run with its own kind. When your dog is sitting by the door and begging for a game of fetch, visit one of these seven highly-rated dog parks in Seattle for some fun and exercise.
Alison belonged to a big bank before switching to Seattle Credit Union ten years ago. She was looking for a financial institution that more closely aligned with her personal values, and a friend recommended she look into a credit union. Now, she has a savings and checking account, as well as a credit card.
Like other dynamic cities around the world, Seattle thrives on the passion and ambition of a diverse population. As Seattle booms, people from all over the world continue to move here, seeding their dreams in a region ripe with opportunity. However one defines prosperity, the Pacific Northwest provides a path to it. For Seattle Credit Union member Musa, his journey to prosperity included achieving U.S. Citizenship.
This Saturday, May 12, we'll take part in CISC's U.S. Citizenship Application Workshop. Our Business Development team will educate attendees about financial stability and freedom, as well as our unique Citizenship Loan offerings. This workshop is for residents hoping to begin the journey to achieving U.S. Citizenship, and Seattle Credit Union is proud to support them on their journey.
Today kicks off the first of a three-part financial education workshop series at YouthCare, led by our very own Jasmine Jones.
To help you get rid of your old tax returns, credit card bills, and other private papers, Seattle Credit Union invites you to bring them to our Burien, Georgetown, and Lynnwood branches on Saturday, May 26, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
For Rob and his family, the switch to Seattle Credit Union is more than a new car and $1,000 in savings. They are able to confidently take their girls on roadtrips, adventures, and casual drives around the Pacific Northwest. They are able to invest more in their family’s growth and future – their hopes and dreams.
David and Viki are living the life they dreamed about, happy in their new home surrounded by trails and appreciating every sunset as it comes. All of us at Seattle Credit Union are glad to be a part of their path to prosperity.
With just a few hours of your time each week, or even each month, you can help make our community a better place. Here are some places to volunteer in Seattle.
As the legal guardian of her three grandkids, 10, 8, and 4, Kim Parker’s top priority is to ensure they have a good, stable life. Kim works from home as a paralegal and in 2013, purchased a Subaru Outback to more safely transport the kids to school, extra-curricular activities, and various doctor appointments. Despite good credit, her interest rate was high, and making those payments was tough. She was just getting by month-to-month.
When the sun makes a welcome and overdue appearance in the Pacific Northwest, the open road beckons to even the most weather-weary driver. Whether you are seeking a roadside adventure, need a weekend getaway or just looking to enjoy the ride, here are a few ideas for exploring our scenic byways.
You’ve been to most of Seattle’s must-eat food spots. You’ve seen the sunset from Gasworks. And you’ve explored every neighborhood and green space in Seattle proper. Now what? If you’ve explored the Seattle sights and are wondering where to have your next adventure, it’s time to get out of the city. Here are four weekend getaways within a 3-hour drive from Seattle.
Using loans and credit cards can help you pay for things you need now but haven’t yet been able to save for, like a car for getting to and from work. It’s important to remember, though, that debt comes at a cost in the form of interest and loan fees. Those costs will need to be accounted for in your budget.
Ken came to the US from Xian, China, at 19 years old, landing in Bellevue. Now he’s the owner of a thriving Asian grocery business, Asian Food Center, a destination market for a ‘taste of home’ with three locations in the Pacific Northwest—Bellevue, Seattle, and Beaverton, Oregon.
Most of us know by now that one of the best things we can do for our physical and mental well-being is get regular exercise. And still, it’s hard for some of us to fit in, or find something we like to do.
Veronica always dreamed of being her own boss and she knew she had the smarts, drive, and discipline to be successful. With her mom’s help, Veronica opened her first hot dog cart and named it Charlie’s Dog House, after her Yorkshire Terrier.
As Seattle continues to grow and transit races to catch up, parking in downtown Seattle can be a challenge at best. Many online parking sites offer an interactive experience to help you find a garage, compare rates, reserve a spot, and calculate your anticipated costs from arrival to departure time. Most let you choose by general area, e.g., Pioneer Square or the city’s retail core. Here are a few resources to help you find your spot.
Seattle Credit Union is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our new Beacon Hill branch. The new branch is located in Plaza Roberto Maestas across from the Beacon Hill LINK light rail station.
Looking for ways to spread good cheer in your community? Wintertime can be especially difficult for those who are hungry, homeless, or facing special challenges. If the holidays get you in a giving mood, consider volunteering or donating through one of these worthwhile Seattle-area nonprofits. Many offer one-time events and opportunities for the whole family.
SMCU was closed on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but our employees didn’t take the day off. SMCU staff spent the day volunteering at local non-profit organizations. At the end of the day, our staff contributed a total of 750 hours of community service. Way to go, team SMCU!
It’s that time of year again—time for Blue Fridays, lucky socks, and weekends spent screaming at the television with fellow fans. If the experience of viewing the game is as important to you as the game itself, get up off the couch and head to one of these top spots for watching football in Seattle. Whether your priority is screen square footage, abundant beer, or mouthwatering eats, we’ve got the venue for you.
From the classic to the bizarre, downtown Seattle restaurants offer something for everyone. Here are favorite lunchtime spots.