Avoid Going into the Red on Black Friday

November 27, 2013

For many, throwing around the football Thanksgiving morning and sitting down to watch football Thanksgiving night is a beloved holiday tradition. But for many more, the real sport takes place after turkey day – shopping. In fact, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the average holiday shopper spent $423 the weekend after [...]

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Avoid a Holiday Debt Hangover

November 21, 2013

What you need to know about staying in the black going into the New Year The holiday season is quickly approaching. While it is a wonderful time of the year, many people find themselves filled with stress, anxiety, pressure or guilt — especially if their finances are tight. “With expectations high, it can be hard [...]

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Washington Federal’s Holiday Greens are back!

November 18, 2013

The holiday’s are here –holiday cheer, hustle and bustle of frantic shoppers, and Holiday Greens from Washington Federal! Following up with our holiday tradition, we’ve ordered brand new, uncirculated $1 bills from the Federal Reserve and packaged them in groups of $25 bundles for easy gift-giving. They’re set up just like a notepad, making it fun for [...]

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Get Smart About Credit

October 16, 2013

Your credit is important! Your credit score determines the types of loans you qualify for, the rates of those loans and it can be a deciding factor when applying for jobs or rentals. However, many of us end up making decisions that influence our credit score before we fully understand how a credit score’s calculated [...]

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Easy Ways to Save $100 a Month

September 27, 2013

Could you spare just $25 every week? Think about last week’s purchases; chances are good you could find a little wiggle room somewhere in your spending. Starting with this small amount equates to $100 per month or $1,200 per year! While these figures can seem a little daunting at first, saving $100 is about to [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: Doing it Yourself

August 6, 2013

There are plenty of remodeling projects that you can do on your own or with a friend in a couple of days with limited expertise. Projects like painting, installing basic flooring, or changing out knobs and fixtures shouldn’t be too difficult. The following is an excerpt from the fourth chapter of our new FREE eBook, [...]

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How to Reduce Your Credit Card Debt in Time for Christmas

August 2, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy. With the season’s sunshine and warmer temperatures, it can be easy to forget that Christmas is only five months away. And unfortunately for most of us, holiday cheer is hardly cheap. This means now is the time to start thinking about paying down some of that credit card debt. [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: Financing your remodeling project.

July 30, 2013

We know that your remodel is not just some project on one of those inspirational TV shows you’ve been watching. It’s your home. It’s a big undertaking and has surely taken a lot of time and effort to get to this point. The following is an excerpt from the six chapter of our new FREE [...]

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What’s so important about financial literacy?

July 26, 2013

You don’t need to look much farther than our country’s current financial situation to see the value in a basic knowledge about personal finance. At Washington Federal, we know understanding finance can be tricky; money management can leave many of us feeling confused and a little overwhelmed. Sure, we’ve all heard about ever-changing rates, the [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: Determine your lifestyle objectives.

July 23, 2013

Remodeling can sometimes feel like an endless series of decisions. At times, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the details and forget about the big picture. It’s important that your remodeling decisions are logical, timely and meet all of your objectives. The following is an excerpt from chapter six of our new [...]

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