Money Matters

February 4, 2014

Money Matters Matters: Fun Ways to Teach your Kids About Money By Trevor Bush, Senior Vice President, Washington Federal Money, money, money… It is what makes the world go round! Financial education both in the school setting and at home is of the utmost importance for our children to have the strong foundation they need [...]

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Annual Stockholder Meeting

January 13, 2014

Attend our Annual Meeting. Washington Federal’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. The Westin is located at 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, 98101. You may view our Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report and Proxy Statement here.

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Preparing your Teen for Independence: Setting Rules and Allowances

January 3, 2014

What parent doesn’t want his or her teenager to exhibit personal and financial responsibility? The process requires a delicate balance of giving them enough guidance to ensure they are making healthy choices while also giving them enough freedom to be independent. “In a few short years, your teenager will be on his or her own, [...]

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Cyber Shopping Security Tips

December 19, 2013

For those deal shoppers that prefer to skip the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, online buying reigns king. While shopping from your home can feel safer than braving the holiday crowd, it’s especially important to keep your electronic information safe and secure this time of year. Keeping your Electronic Information Secure When shopping online [...]

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Holiday Guide to Being a Good Role Model

December 13, 2013

The holidays can provide happiness and excitement as friends and family come together for celebration. While this is true for parents, the stress around holiday parties, gift buying and time constraints can lead to poor decision-making that ultimately may impact the whole family. “There is no denying this time of the year is stressful, but [...]

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Spending is Trending this Holiday Season

December 6, 2013

What you need to know about staying out of debt going into the end of the year With the holidays just around the corner, many parents find themselves filled with stress as expectations run high and the pressure to buy the latest gadgets and fashions for everyone weighs heavily on the mind. And, while you [...]

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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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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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