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Walk your way to fitness with short walks and hikes around Seattle—get your walk on

Walk your way to fitness with short walks and hikes around Seattle—get your walk on

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.

Member Profile: Kim

Member Profile: Kim

As the legal guardian of her three grandkids, 10, 8, and 4, Kim'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.

Best Places to Park in Seattle

Best Places to Park in Seattle

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.

Puget Sound Backroads: Embrace the Open Road

Puget Sound Backroads: Embrace the Open Road

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.

An Insider's Guide to Moving to Seattle

An Insider's Guide to Moving to Seattle

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. Keep reading for some practical—and playful—tips for settling into your new hometown.

11 Local Seattle Non-Profits to Support This Holiday Season

11 Local Seattle Non-Profits to Support This Holiday Season

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.

Four Weekend Getaways for Seattleites: Where to Go, What to See

Four Weekend Getaways for Seattleites: Where to Go, What to See

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.

7 Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in Seattle

7 Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in Seattle

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.

7 Best Downtown Seattle Lunch Spots

7 Best Downtown Seattle Lunch Spots

From the classic to the bizarre, downtown Seattle restaurants offer something for everyone. Here are some popular lunchtime spots.

ECONorthwest Report Finds Credit Unions Have Great Impact

ECONorthwest Report Finds Credit Unions Have Great Impact

ECONorthwest, a firm specializing in evaluating public policies and investments, recently released a report measuring the economic impact of Northwest credit unions in their communities. In 2014, credit unions in Oregon and Washington had an economic impact of more than $6.8 billion. Washington’s 3.2 million credit union members alone received $249 million in direct benefits.

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