Building a Custom Home: Part 4 – Getting Your Ducks in a Row

May 21, 2013

Custom construction financing is a bit more complex than a standard mortgage. In order to get an appraisal or to close on a loan you will need to have all of your paperwork in order. The following is an excerpt from the fourth chapter of our eBook, Building a Custom Home: What you need to [...]

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Building a Custom Home: Part 3 – How Can Washington Federal Help?

May 17, 2013

We know that building a custom home may be one of the biggest financial decisions you will
ever make. Since 1917, Washington Federal has been helping our community by making loans to families who wish to build or buy homes. Today, custom construction financing is a significant part of our business. The following is an excerpt [...]

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8 Great Reasons to Build a Custom Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 10, 2013

Are you in the market for a new home? If so, you’ve probably already realized that there are lots of exciting decisions to be made. For example, should you live in a rural area with more land or do you enjoy the city life? Are you looking for an older neighborhood with some charm or [...]

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Financial Literacy for Students [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 7, 2013

Did you know that two out of five adults give themselves a C, D or F grade on their knowledge about personal finance? Parents consistently cite finance as one of the most uncomfortable topics to talk about with their children. In order to help set up our kids for financial success, we need to provide [...]

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Washington Federal is Giving Away Free iPad Minis!

May 3, 2013

At Washington Federal, we appreciate your business. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been working together to build stronger communities. We do our best every day to provide you with personalized service and attention and we appreciate you relying on us for your banking needs. As a way to say thanks, we are giving away an [...]

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We’re Providing EverFi’s New Media Learning Platform to High School Kids for Financial Literacy Month

April 30, 2013

EverFi In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, Washington Federal has partnered with the United Way to launch a program that is bringing financial education to Las Vegas high schoolers. The program will provide ninth through twelfth graders with free access to EverFi, “a new media learning platform that uses the latest technology – video, animations, [...]

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Building a Custom Home: Part 2 – Hire Respected Experts

April 18, 2013

Good builders, architects and general contractors will prove invaluable when building a custom home. If you are new to the custom construction process, hiring a well-respected expert is well worth the extra money. Depending on their individual skill-set, they can help you determine your budget, draw up your plans, make informed design decisions and oversee [...]

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Building a Custom Home: Part 1 – Making Your Wish List

April 15, 2013

Congratulations! You’ve been thinking about it for a long time and have decided that you want to build a custom home. Building custom can be a fun and exciting experience. However, it can also seem daunting and overly complicated. Why? You’re starting from scratch. You pick the land, the builder, the plan, the materials and [...]

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How to Teach Your Kids Money Management: Part 3 – Spending Money Wisely

April 3, 2013

This post is the 3rd and final post in a short series about teaching your kids good money management. If you haven’t read the other posts yet, you may want to start with Part 1 – Teaching Your Child About Earning Money. For a child (in fact, for most of us) spending is the most [...]

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How to Teach Your Kids Money Management: Part 2 – Saving Money

March 27, 2013

This post is the 2nd in a short series of blogs about teaching your kids good money management. If you haven’t read it yet, you may want to start with Part 1 – Teaching Your Child About Earning Money. People like instant gratification. It can be hard to learn that “good things come to those [...]

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