Getting your finances in order for year end.

December 30, 2014

Getting Organized Now Will Help You Draw a 2015 Financial Road Map The end of the year can mean taking stock of accomplishments while recalibrating goals for the next 12 months. When it comes to personal finances, doing both require a clear picture of where you’ve been and an accurate sense of what’s ahead. Getting [...]

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5 Tips to Balance your Checkbook over the Holidays

December 12, 2014

For most of us, holiday cheer comes with a price tag. Between decor, gifts and parties, it can be all too easy to get carried away this time of year with spending. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an average of $703 per capita in 2013 on Christmas. That’s a lot of extra money [...]

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Washington Federal’s Holiday Greens are back!

December 4, 2014

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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Beware of Holiday Phishing Scams

December 3, 2014

US-CERT Alerts Users to Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing online this holiday season. E-cards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed e-mail messages and fraudulent posts on social networking sites [...]

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We’re Bringing Financial Literacy to Metro Tech High School

November 21, 2014

As the retail season heats up, today’s youngest consumers are likely getting ready to spend a lot of money. Yet 44% of high school students, who report that they do NOT know what a credit score is, still plan to get their own card in the next year. Yikes. At Washington Federal, promoting and sponsoring financial [...]

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Volunteerism – it’s about more than financial reward.

November 12, 2014

Volunteerism: the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward. Here at Washington Federal, we believe that the relationships we have with our local communities are as important as those we share with our customers, stockholders and employees. [...]

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How to Maximize Your Refinance Savings

October 30, 2014

The below article, by Dennis Smith from the Motley Fool, appeared in “Daily Finance” on October 12, 2014. The article originally appeared on The main draw for most refinancing homeowners is to save money on your monthly mortgage payments. According to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the median household [...]

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5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity

October 24, 2014

Identity theft is a growing crime that comes in a variety of forms and affects about 15 million Americans every year. It can wreak havoc on your personal finances, credit score and reputation. Being aware and prepared can save you a lot of time, money and stress. What is identity theft? Identity theft occurs when your [...]

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Help Feed Your Neighbors

October 17, 2014

At Washington Federal, we were looking for some creative ways to give back to our communities this fall. We knew we wanted to help out ALL the areas that we’re located in, not just a few states or neighborhoods. And we knew we needed to engage our clients and really make it a group effort. [...]

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eStatements: a tree saving, information protecting & clutter-reducing way to manage your finances.

October 9, 2014

        We’ve gone green! This fall, we’re excited to announce our Go Green eStatement Giving campaign. We are donating $1 to your local food bank for every account that signs up to eStatements. That’s up to 2.5 million meals to help keep our neighbors from going to sleep hungry. (It only takes four minutes [...]

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