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Leadership has nothing to do with gender

Leadership has nothing to do with gender

by Carrie Gabbard @ Solarity

Based on my experience in the workforce, I don’t think that leading and how one leads should be correlated with gender in the least. To me, a strong leader has a strong leadership philosophy and practice that far transcends gender and all of the hundreds of other things that make us unique. To divide it…

7 Things You Can Use College Loans For — Besides Tuition

by Elyssa Kirkham @ Student Loan Hero

As a student, figuring out the wisest way to use college loans is tricky. You want to borrow enough to pay for college and focus on your studies, but it can be hard to know where to draw the line. Can you borrow to pay for a new computer? What about your internet bill? Some […]

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Survey: 44% of Parents Feel Guilty About Not Saving Enough for College

by Andrew Pentis @ Student Loan Hero

If you paid your own way through college, you might want to give your kids the headstart you never had. In fact, 43% of parents currently saving for their child’s college education didn’t receive the same assistance from their parents, according to our survey. Yet, nearly 40% of the parents we surveyed still have student […]

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If You Plan to Play Sports in College, How Will You Prepare for ‘Real Life?’

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

These questions are on the minds of so many high school student-athletes as they consider their future paths. Do I play a Division I sport in college? If I do, will I have a life outside that sport? Will I have time to study and choose a major? What if I get injured and can’t […]

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Rebrand or Brand Refresh?

Rebrand or Brand Refresh?

by MaryAbigail Dills @ Solarity

A brand is not something that you create and then put on the bookshelf.  It requires attention and evolves organically along with your business. It is your company’s personality. Think about all of the things you have learned over the last year. Have you learned to use some new words, present concepts more clearly, changed your hair or bought a few new outfits? You are constantly refreshing your personal brand, and it is vital that you pay the same level of attention to your company’s brand.

Banks Will Pay You Up to $400 Just for Opening a Checking Account

Banks Will Pay You Up to $400 Just for Opening a Checking Account


MONEY.com

But you'll have to jump though a lot of hoops to get the cash.

The Ultimate Checklist for 2018 Grads Preparing for Student Loan Payments

by Andrew Pentis @ Student Loan Hero

For all the knowledge you gained in college, you might feel uneducated and unprepared about how to handle your student loan payments once you graduate. After all, that grace period after graduation when you don’t have to make student loan payments won’t last forever. With the average graduate’s monthly payment hovering around $351, you might […]

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American Express Personal Savings Account Review

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

American Express (AMEX) is best known for their credit cards but they do much much more. Credit cards is where they started, many years ago, but now they offer bank accounts too. We know they have great perks on their credit cards, but what about their bank products? Their high yield savings account is called […]

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How to Open a Business Bank Account for Your Startup

How to Open a Business Bank Account for Your Startup


Inc.com

Opening a business bank account for your new endeavor doesn't just serve to legitimize your business idea and make you a real business. It's also a vital consideration for your taxes, according to tax and business attorney Barbara Weltman.

How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide.

If you know the basics of personal finance, you may already know the most powerful force in the financial universe is compound interest. With compound interest, it’s easier to grow wealthier over time as the interest you earn compounds on itself over and over again. Unfortunately, compound interest can just as easily work against you as ... Read More about How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

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X checking from Bank X - Banking for Your Active Lifestyle


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3 Times It’s Worth Chasing That Checking Account Bonus | Student Loan Hero

3 Times It’s Worth Chasing That Checking Account Bonus | Student Loan Hero


Student Loan Hero

Some banks offer sign-up bonuses to new customers. But are they worth the effort? Here are three times it's worth signing up for a checking account bonus.

How to Own a Piece of Your Favorite Brand

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

Ari Berke, 15, is a sophomore at Yavneh Academy of Dallas in Texas, U.S. His interest in the stock market began in middle school, and since then he’s traded stocks, bonds and currencies. Ari now runs the investment club at his school, a learning-based group that results in a four-day investment competition that is drawing […]

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Beer; Washington’s Craft

Beer; Washington’s Craft

by Ben Record @ Solarity

It is Friday night in Yakima and you are headed out with a few friends for a beer. But, where are you going for this beer? And what beer will you drink? If this sounds like something you and your friends might struggle with, don’t worry I am here to help! I have put together a list with my top three breweries in the Yakima Valley, explaining why they are my favorite and what my favorite beer is at each. Enjoy!

A day in the life of a Central Operations Assistant

A day in the life of a Central Operations Assistant

by Kari Thompson @ Solarity

Supporting the front-line is the most rewarding part of this position here at Solarity Credit Union. I love being able to assist staff members when they have questions and need help. It makes me feel good to be a “go-to” person for my coworkers.

You Don’t Have to Overpay for Your First Home

by Holden Lewis @ NerdWallet

A typical first-time home buyer pays thousands of dollars more than an experienced buyer would pay for the same house, according to research from two housing economists. First-time buyers overpaid…

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account


Investopedia

Find out which banks are running cash promotions this summer.

Trump Budget Proposal Takes Aim at IDR, PSLF, and Billions in Grants

by Miranda Marquit @ Student Loan Hero

With the latest Congressional budget battle just ended, President Donald Trump just submitted his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. The $4.4 trillion budget boosts spending on the military and infrastructure while cutting funding a number of programs, including Medicare. Among the Trump budget cuts are those to education spending. The budget calls for huge […]

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Constructive Conflict

Constructive Conflict

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Taking advantage of constructive conflict requires a high degree of trust.  Relationships are key here so it is essential that you take the time to get to know your team, for the team to get to know you, and for the team to get to know one another.  Everyone must feel comfortable in disagreeing with one another and everyone must accept that conflict will be a key element of the organization’s culture.

Get Paid to Live on Bahamas and Care for Flamingos

Get Paid to Live on Bahamas and Care for Flamingos

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

Baha Mar, a massive resort that recently opened on Nassau, Bahamas, after more than 10 years of construction, sits on 1,000 acres and a half-mile stretch of beachside property and cost over $4 billion to build. The resort includes three hotel properties (totaling 2,300 rooms), 42 restaurants and lounges, an 18-hole golf course, a casino and the resort’s …

When Was the Last Time You Visited a Bank Branch?

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

Technology is disrupting the banking industry in several ways. For instance, customers today interact with their banks via mobile devices more often than they visit a bank branch. Jay Sidhu, chairman and CEO of Customers Bank and BankMobile, believes that within five years mobile banking will become the norm. It was this conviction that inspired […]

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The 10 Best Vanguard Funds

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

I love Vanguard. The bulk of my investments are there, minus a few dividend growth stocks I hold in an Ally Invest account (formerly TradeKing). I'm not the only one. Of the top 25 largest mutual funds by assets, sixteen are from Vanguard (source). A clarification – many of the funds on the Marketwatch list […]

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Why You?

Why You?

by Brandon Babin @ Solarity

If you find yourself sliding out of bed, dreading to go to work, waking up in the morning knowing your contribution to society isn’t rewarding, driving the long route to work only to wait in your car until the last minute with a massive inhale exhale before entering your work space, then it’s time to make a change and this blog is speaking to you.

How to Open a Free Online Bank Account with Chime

by Melanie Lockert @ Chime Banking

Whether you want to open your first bank account or switch to a new one, it can be a daunting process. You may be wondering “How long does it take to open a bank account?” Or, “What do I need to open a bank account?” You may also feel unsure about the next steps. Here’s […]

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Hometown Hero Spotlight: Dr. Jean Bonnet

by Michael MacGrath @ Blue Hills Bank

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET DR. JEAN BONNET November 2017 Hometown Hero Dr. Jean Bonnet has […]

Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017 - The Simple Dollar

Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017 - The Simple Dollar


The Simple Dollar

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your business. A bank checking account bo

4 Frugal Tips That Are Completely Not Worth It

by Makenzi Wood @ Wallet Hacks

Frugality gets a bad rap these days. Too often folks assume that being frugal is the same as being a cheap, miserly skinflint. Of course, frugality means different things to different people, but at its basest definition, it's about being wise about where you spend your money and time. I like to simplify things, so […]

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What’s Coming Next: Digital Banking Platform

What’s Coming Next: Digital Banking Platform

by Chad Ritchie @ Solarity

Technology has simplified things for me and I no longer need to resort to questionable parenting acts to remain comfy on the couch.

How Swiss Bank Accounts Work

How Swiss Bank Accounts Work


HowStuffWorks

Swiss bank account opening is as easy as opening a domestic account. Find out how to open a Swiss bank account and get tips for opening a Swiss bank account.

Quality of Life in Yakima

Quality of Life in Yakima

by MaryAbigail Dills @ Solarity

I promise you, that if you live in Yakima too, you will find your very own top ten that truly makes the Yakima area your home.

How to Open a Bank Account in 3 Simple Steps

How to Open a Bank Account in 3 Simple Steps


Chime Banking

If you’re interested in opening a new bank account, you may be left wondering where to start or how long it takes. But, here’s the good news: it’s not difficult to open a bank account. Here’s a simple 3-step guide to help you get started. Step 1: Research your options Before opening a bank account, …

20+ Best Bank Promotions & Bonus Offers ($100 Minimum!)

20+ Best Bank Promotions & Bonus Offers ($100 Minimum!)


Wallet Hacks

See the best nationally available bank promotions and signup bonuses available ($100 minimum!) - we keep this list of 20+ bank offers updated weekly. No expired promotions or tiny banks listed, just nationally available, easy to get promos.

A Teen App Developer Embraces a World Where ‘AI Is Going To Get into Everything’

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

Emerging entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders are gathered this week for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India. The theme of the well-attended three-day summit is “Women First, Prosperity for All,” highlighting the role women play in fostering global growth and prosperity. While women like Ivanka Trump, who is leading the U.S. delegation, are […]

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Up to $500 for Opening Chase Checking and Savings Accounts

Up to $500 for Opening Chase Checking and Savings Accounts


The Points Guy

For a limited time, Chase is giving up to $500 in bonuses when you open new checking and savings accounts.

Got Core Values?

Got Core Values?

by Mina Worthington @ Solarity

A group of employees got together to decide what our guiding principles would be.  They were a great collection of thoughts on how we would behave and what we would believe.  The only problem with them was that the end result was a 3 page document, and no one can (or should) memorize a 3 page document.

Hometown Hero Spotlight: Chrissy Joubert

by Michael MacGrath @ Blue Hills Bank

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET CHRISSY JOUBERT February 2018 Hometown Hero Chrissy Joubert (pictured third from the […]

January 2018 Educator Toolkit: Spending and Budgeting

by Kara Dunn @ KWHS

Why This Matters Now Understanding our own spending patterns and learning to budget are fundamental to effective money management. A new year – often fresh off a season of spending — is a great time to provide high school students with a lesson or two in financial literacy. It’s a chance to get them thinking […]

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Doing Your Own Taxes? Pros Say Avoid These 4 Blunders

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re trying to do your own tax return, but some mistakes seem to happen way too often. We asked a couple of tax pros…

What is a Monthly Maintenance Fee, and How Do I Avoid Them?

by Melanie Lockert @ Chime Banking

What if you asked a friend to watch over your precious jewels and she said, “Yeah, no problem.” But later on, she hit you up for a monthly fee for babysitting your jewelry. How would you feel, especially as she didn’t tell you upfront about this so-called fee? Probably a little peeved, right? Unfortunately, this […]

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Life Insurance and Millennials — What to Consider Now

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Getting married, buying a house and having kids are all good reasons to purchase life insurance. But if other financial priorities keep getting in the way, there’s an economic consideration…

On The Brink

On The Brink

by Carrie Gabbard @ Solarity

The financial services market is entering a new era of continuously changing consumer demands. Consumers simultaneously want and need world-class digital capabilities, and in-depth, personalized financial guidance. How will employees approach work when the type of work they actually do will change over their career? With optimism, openness, and ability, they jump right in. Being…

Checking and Savings Accounts

Checking and Savings Accounts


Mission Federal Credit Union, San Diego

If you’re looking for a better place to set up a bank account, make your move to Mission Fed. We’re not only the largest, locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, we also offer a variety of personal accounts, from Checking and Savings, to Money Market Accounts, Term Certificates and Retirement Accounts.

Am I Accountable?

Am I Accountable?

by Sarah Welch @ Solarity

Accountability in the basic sense is taking ownership of your actions, no “if’s,” “and's,” or “but’s” about it. What makes me accountable?

6 Real-Life Money Lessons You Can Learn From Monopoly

by Kim Galeta @ Chime Banking

When I was growing up, my favorite board game was Monopoly. Recently, I decided to re-explore the game with my nieces and nephews. And, wow! I realize now just how many life lessons can be learned from this classic game. For starters, Monopoly is a game of strategy that offers ways to manage your money […]

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A day in the life …

A day in the life …

by Andrew Clapton @ Solarity

I have worked in financial services for nearly 25 years. I have been a banker, a mortgage loan officer, an insurance agent, as well as a team member with Solarity Credit Union. Transitioning to a credit union was a turning point in my career. I have always been very customer-focused and being a team member…

Exploring the PNW

Exploring the PNW

by Luz Medrano @ Solarity

I asked one of my soldiers, “where is Yakima, and what is there to do there?” To which they replied, “Sgt., nothing. It's a small town that has nothing but farming, take what makes you feel at home because I am sure they will not even have a mall.” So, for three weeks of training, I stayed in the barracks, didn't leave the base, and was miserable. I promised myself I'd never come back to a town like this.

5 Steps to Open an Online Checking Account | Discover

5 Steps to Open an Online Checking Account | Discover


Discover Bank - Banking Topics Blog

Explore the 5 steps to open an online checking account with Discover Bank, Member FDIC today. Find out what you need to open a checking account online.

Bury Your Money: Put Your Money & Investments in “Time Capsules”

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

When I started investing, I eased into it very gently. I didn't trust the stock market. I was comfortable with saving the money. I wasn't comfortable putting it in the “stock market.” My formative adult years started in 1998, the year I started college. I was going to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and studying Computer […]

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14 Ways to Protect Your Money on Vacation

by Ashley Joyner @ Blue Hills Bank

  14 Ways to Protect Your Money on Vacation Summertime is here and many of us are looking forward to getting away for a break from our everyday routines. Whether you plan to head out of town for a long weekend or abroad for few weeks, protecting your money and personal information from thieves is […]

Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Accelerated Death Benefit Rider.

Having life insurance means that those you love and care about may not have to suffer financial hardship at an already difficult time in their lives. That is because the proceeds from a life insurance policy can be used for a wide variety of different needs, such as the payoff of debt, the continuation of ... Read More about Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

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Hometown Hero Spotlight: Antoinette Hemphill

by Ashley Joyner @ Blue Hills Bank

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET ANTOINETTE HEMPHILL December 2017 Hometown Hero Antoinette Hemphill has led scores […]

Dark Milk Chocolate Bars Help to Unlock Wealth in West Africa

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

What will you do in high school that will inspire your future choices? For Steve Wallace, an exchange student trip to Africa as a teenager ultimately resulted in him starting Ghana-based Omanhene Cocoa Bean Co., a unique chocolate bar business that treats employees like family. He shares his journey in his new book, Obroni and […]

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Is AARP Worth It? We Asked a 35 Year Old Who Joined

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

There's a running joke in our household that my wife gets AARP solicitations because of her name. It's a little old-fashioned, like Thelma or Gladys (but not those), and unlikely to make a comeback (sorry honey!). We get the mailings because AARP uses the postal service's geographic mailing service, it's literally spam by mail without […]

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Hometown Hero Spotlight: Pete Downing

by Ashley Joyner @ Blue Hills Bank

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET PETE DOWNING September 2017 Hometown Hero If you see Pete Downing […]

Accountability

Accountability

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Individuals and teams derive their accountability not from being directed to do something but rather by being empowered to make choices around how best to approach the work in front of them.

Here’s Why You Should Switch to Online Banking

by Due.com @ Chime Banking

When it comes to banking, individuals often default to what they know best. And that’s traditional banking. Unfortunately for them, they’re likely going to face a lifetime of long lines and hidden fees. Well…it’s not that bad but there are surely better solutions. Thanks to online banking you can now do all your banking without […]

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How I got To Where I Am Today

How I got To Where I Am Today

by Patrick Lilly @ Solarity

I’ve been very fortunate to have been steadily employed in the financial industry for the last 40 years. By fortunate, I mean that I never applied for a job in the financial industry until 2014, and then it was in connection with the acquisition of the bank I was working at by another bank that…

Best Bank Account Bonuses For February 2018 | Bankrate.com

Best Bank Account Bonuses For February 2018 | Bankrate.com


Bankrate

Walk away with sacks of cash just for opening a checking or savings account.

From Faith to Finance

From Faith to Finance

by Sherrin Melcher @ Solarity

So there it was, my career, I was going to be a youth pastor. I had a plan in motion to go the college get a counseling degree and then on to seminary for my pastoral license. But life is funny just when you have it all figured out; it throws you a curve ball.

Solutions if the Bank Won't Give You a Checking Account

Solutions if the Bank Won't Give You a Checking Account


The Balance

If you can't open a checking account, you may be wondering how to pay your bills, buy groceries or function financially. You can get buy without one.

Coinbase launches new crypto commerce payments service for merchants

by Peter Terlato @ finder US

The new service allows for virtual currencies to be conveniently integrated as electronic payments.

The Problem with Overdraft Fees

by Paul Sisolak @ Chime Banking

“Overdraft” is not a word we like to hear. Why? It generally means you’ll be dinged with a fee you don’t want to pay. To clarify, an overdraft fee occurs when you don’t have enough money in your bank account to pay for a purchase. When this happens, your bank will pay for the transaction […]

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Differentiating Yourself in the College Admission Process

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

‘Tis the college application season. While many high school seniors are hearing back from the schools to which they applied early action and early decision, others are finishing up their applications in time for early 2018 deadlines. Juniors are starting to realize that the new year will bring new priorities. Whatever the case, KWHS has […]

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7 Top Questions to Ask Before Opening a Bank Account 

7 Top Questions to Ask Before Opening a Bank Account 


Credit.com

 There are 7 questions to ask before opening a bank account, including what type of account you need, and what fees you’ll be charged. Let’s break it down.  

When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season).

The first day to file your 2017 taxes is January 29, 2018. The IRS reports that 9 out of 10 taxpayers who filed electronically in 2017 received their tax refunds within 21 days. Some taxpayers receive their refund in as little as 8 days, and most receive it within 10-14 days. The IRS no longer ... Read More about When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

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Integrity & Trust

Integrity & Trust

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Bringing integrity to our roles as organizational leaders is an essential component of our success.  Integrity is vital to the establishment of a trust-filled environment.  Together, integrity and trust represent a powerful team for when they align positive outcomes are achievable by all. 

They Moved Up!

They Moved Up!

by Carrie Gabbard @ Solarity

In the year 2016, forty-five (45) percent of our positions that became open were filled with internal applicants. Nineteen (19) percent of our positions that became open were filled with external applicants – who were referred by internal employees.

The Healthiest (& Unhealthiest) States in America

by PolicyGenius @ Chime Banking

With the start of a new year, many of us have embarked on self-betterment resolutions. The vast majority of these are health-related: Eat healthier, get more exercise, sleep better, stay fit, lose weight. But what about financial health? Many of us are resolving to get our financial house in order, too. It turns out the two are […]

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FAQs: Applying for Bank Accounts

FAQs: Applying for Bank Accounts


Bank of America

Find answers to your frequently asked questions about applying with Bank of America FAQs.

Is a Reading Retreat the Next Yoga Retreat?

Is a Reading Retreat the Next Yoga Retreat?

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

In the past couple years, a new kind of retreat has been popping up and it doesn’t feature a spa or yoga, nor is it a creative writing getaway. Nope, it’s a reading retreat and there’s only one rule here: The reading room must be silent at all times. You don’t even have to BYOB (bring …

Looking for Credit Union Student Loans? Here’s How to Find and Apply for Them

by Christy Rakoczy @ Student Loan Hero

Do you need private student loans to cover the cost of your education? Though many prospective borrowers head straight to a big bank or online lender for a student loan, these aren’t your only options. Consider student loans from credit unions, too. Like banks and online lenders, credit unions are financial institutions that lend money. […]

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Cheers to Safe Online Shopping

by Ashley Joyner @ Blue Hills Bank

Source: StaySafeOnline.org While the increased availability of online shopping is convenient, it also makes it more lucrative for scammers to trick buyers into paying for goods they won’t receive or obtain their personal information for financial gain. So, what can you do about it?

New Sound Checking Account. Free Money. Free Rewards. | Sound Credit Union

New Sound Checking Account. Free Money. Free Rewards. | Sound Credit Union


Sound Credit Union

Open a new Sound Checking account and get $100 free, plus free Sound Rewards. First, you get a great new Sound Checking account. Then you get $100 free, after 25 debit card transactions. Plus, you get free Sound Rewards you can parlay into trips, gift cards or cash Get Started Requires Sound membership and savings account with minimum $25 balance. … Continue reading →

Hometown Hero Spotlight: Catholic Memorial High School

by Ashley Joyner @ Blue Hills Bank

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET CATHOLIC MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL October 2017 Hometown Hero For the last […]

The 8 Best Bank Promotions (Checking and Savings) in 2018

The 8 Best Bank Promotions (Checking and Savings) in 2018


The Dough Roller

Looking for the best checking accounts or savings accounts? These bank promotions can get you cash back when you open a new account and a top APR.

Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

by Lauren Schwahn @ NerdWallet

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can…

The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

by Elyssa Granger @ Solarity

I am packing for college and trying to decide where in the world was my “fit.” Never did I imagine it would be at a bank, Credit Union, or in a financial industry whatsoever.

Hometown Hero Spotlight: Michelle Williams

by Ashley Joyner @ Blue Hills Bank

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET MICHELLE WILLIAMS August 2017 Hometown Hero Michelle Williams is more than […]

How private student loans work and when to get them

by Anna Serio @ finder US

Find out when private student loans are a good idea, how to find a competitive rate and more.

How to Work in the Gig Economy and Still Reach Your Money Goals

by Colin Ashby @ Chime Banking

Working in the gig economy offers some great perks. For starters, you get the flexibility of setting your own hours. Plus, you can often find gigs instantly using an app rather than prospecting new work yourself. Nearly one in four Americans have earned money in the gig or “platform economy” over the last year, according to Pew […]

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How to Get Free or Cheap Flu Shots

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

The flu is bad news. Like really bad news. And the 2018 flu season is going down as one of the worst in recent memory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps an influenza map of the United States and for the first time, the entire contiguous United States is the same color – […]

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Is Online Banking Safe? How to Boost Your Banking Security

by Margarette Burnette @ NerdWallet

When you bank online, you trust that your account is safe from hackers. Even so, online accounts can seem to consumers like easy targets: Instead of robbing a bank, a…

Everyday Banking: Checking & Savings | BECU

Everyday Banking: Checking & Savings | BECU


BECU

Great rates + no hidden fees = a better way to bank. Our personal checking and savings accounts offer benefits most traditional banks just can’t. Learn more here.

Cashback Checking | Online Checking Account | Discover

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How Much Does a Post Office Box Cost?

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

When I started my business years ago, I thought the responsible business-y thing to do was to get a Post Office box. Why? I honestly don't know. Like business cards, it's just one of those things (at least I use the PO Box!). Since then, I've found that a Post Office Box is a great […]

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Return of Premium Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

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If you have people in your life that you care about, then you are likely a good candidate for life insurance coverage. That is because the funds that are received from a life insurance policy can be used by the beneficiary (or beneficiaries) to pay off debt, continue paying ongoing bills, and even to make ... Read More about Return of Premium Rider

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4 Crucial Facts About Interest Rates on Parent PLUS Loans

by Christy Rakoczy @ Student Loan Hero

Comparing student loan interest rates is important for parents who are helping fund their child’s college education. Parents who borrow loans to help their children pay for school will typically choose between Parent PLUS Loans and private student loans. Interest rates can vary widely between these products. Interest rates impact both your loan payments and […]

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Why I Chose Solarity

Why I Chose Solarity

by Sam Johnson @ Solarity

My first job out of college in 2011 was for the State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions Division of Banks as a financial examiner in Seattle.  Over almost three years I examined nearly 30 community financial institutions all over the state and met their executive teams, learned about their strategies, assessed their financials, and…

Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet

Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet


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Excellent cash bonuses are available if you open checking or savings accounts with some banks. Here are the best offers this month: Checking account offers and savings promotions Top picks…

Career Insight: Author Collin Williams Jr. on What It Takes To Be a Collegiate Athlete

by Diana Drake @ KWHS

Collin Williams Jr. is an educator and researcher who recently co-authored the book The Miseducation of the Student Athlete: How to Fix College Sports, along with Wharton professor emeritus Kenneth Shropshire. Williams graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in sociology, Africana studies and consumer psychology and went on to get his doctorate in higher education at […]

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Tax Professional or DIY? Here’s How to Choose

by Gemma Hartley @ Chime Banking

The thought of filing taxes on your own can be daunting. At the same time, hiring a professional accountant comes at a price: around $273 of your potential refund. But, with the availability of low-cost online options – like TurboTax and TaxAct – you may still be wondering if hiring a tax professional makes the most sense […]

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How to Keep a Side Hustle and a Day Job Simultaneously

by Due.com @ Chime Banking

While it seems as if everyone is turning a side hustle into a full-time gig, the reality is not everyone wants to do that. Heck, not everyone even should do that! Contrary to how you may be feeling, it doesn’t make you any less of a business owner to keep your day job. That being said, you […]

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What you need to know about opening a joint bank account

What you need to know about opening a joint bank account


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Need to open a joint bank account but don't know where to start? Compare the best savings accounts for couples that you can apply for online.

Why Big Banks Charge Fees

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ Chime Banking

Raise your hand if you’re fed up with big bank fees. These pesky fees can put a damper on your day and a drain on your finances. According to a 2016 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, a full quarter of people who use bank overdraft services regularly end up paying out at least one week’s […]

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The Why. The What. The How.

The Why. The What. The How.

by Jason Weatherley @ Solarity

The Why To be the financial services organization of choice for people who want extraordinary experiences. This is “the why;” this is filter every member interaction, every decision and every project is run through at Solarity. If a project doesn’t pass this filter it doesn’t get approved to move forward. The What If it provides…

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We can help you gain the confidence you need to make important financial decisions for you, your family or your business.

In The Near Future

In The Near Future

by Chad Ritchie @ Solarity

In the near future, a touch of a screen is all you will need to apply for a loan, pay your bills, and transfer money to family and friends.  Members who visit Solarity Credit Union’s digital ecosphere will be amazed and inspired by a simple, seamless banking experience.

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