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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Remodeling Your Home: If you plan to stay in your home for awhile

July 19, 2013

If you are planning on living in your home for ten years or more, you may be interested in remodeling simply to increase the enjoyment you get from your home. If this is your plan, you will have more flexibility than someone that is looking to sell in a couple years. The following is an [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: Should I Move or Remodel?

July 15, 2013

Before you decide to take on a remodeling project, the first thing to do is make sure remodeling is your best choice. The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of our new FREE eBook, Remodeling Your Home. If you’re looking for a change, there are three basic options. You can remodel your current [...]

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Remodeling Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 11, 2013

Does your home need a refresh? Maybe you could use more space for a growing family or perhaps you just need a change. Consider remodeling. While it may look fun on TV, the process itself is not always as easy as it appears. Remodeling can be enjoyable and rewarding, but it can be stressful and [...]

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