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Retirement Planning: Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA vs. 401(k)

Retirement Planning: Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA vs. 401(k)

Along with building your financial independence comes the responsibility of retirement planning. For many, guaranteed pension plans are not an option and Social Security isn’t enough.

How to Protect Against and Recover from Identity Theft

How to Protect Against and Recover from Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when someone uses another’s personal information without permission, and everyone’s a target. Criminals look for social security numbers, birthdates, passwords, Medicare numbers, passport numbers, and bank account numbers.

Here’s How And Why You Should Review Your Credit Report Every Year

Here’s How And Why You Should Review Your Credit Report Every Year

Your credit report is one of the most important and helpful tools you have to manage your personal finances. Credit reports detail everything that makes up – and influences – your credit score.

Four Actions That Can Help Break the Payday Loan Cycle

Four Actions That Can Help Break the Payday Loan Cycle

When you take out payday loans, it’s easy to fall into a trap. While they are convenient, these loans charge exorbitant interest rates.

FICO Credit Scores on the Up and Up

FICO Credit Scores on the Up and Up

Whether you are looking for your first home, refinancing a car, or renting an apartment, understanding your credit score and how to improve your score is beneficial to securing better rates along your financial journey.

CDs vs. Share Certificates: What’s the Difference and Why Should You Care?

CDs vs. Share Certificates: What’s the Difference and Why Should You Care?

If you’re shopping around for financial products, you may have come across two similar things with different names: Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and Share Certificates.

Four Important Steps to Buying and Financing Your Next New Car

Four 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 4 steps to guide you on your way to getting a great deal on your new car.

How to Avoid Overdraft Fees

How to Avoid Overdraft Fees

Whenever you make a payment from your checking account, it’s a good idea to have enough funds in your account to cover it to avoid overdraft fees and returned payments. Here are some strategies that can help you do that.

Ways to Stay Afloat Financially During the Government Shutdown

Ways to Stay Afloat Financially During the Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, we know some of our members are struggling to make it between paychecks. At Seattle Credit Union, we don’t want unexpected events to wreak havoc on your short-term finances. That’s why our approach to banking – from our products to our customer service – is designed to help you weather life’s storms. 

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