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Education Resources

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Our passion for education benefits local schools and organizations as well as our members. Through money-saving products, free services, and the financial education resources below, we strive to provide you with the means to achieve your financial goals starting at any age.

Financial Education

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Get Financially Fit with BALANCE®

Whether you’re interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, understanding your credit report, or buying a home, we want to help. That’s why we’ve partnered with BALANCE, who can provide you with free confidential financial counseling. Learn more

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Financial Calculators

Need a tool to help plan and achieve your goals? Our easy-to-use online calculators will assist you in making informed financial decisions that can save you money. See how much you can earn with our deposit and savings calculators or estimate your monthly auto or personal loan payments.

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Fraud Prevention Security

Inspirus remains vigilant in our fight against identity theft, and we’ve added another layer of security for your protection with a fraud monitoring center. The center runs around the clock, seven days a week, to ensure that fraud occurring in other countries or time zones is caught immediately. Learn more

Your Money Handbook

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Three Savings Tips For Tight Budgets

Saving on a tight budget might seem like an oxymoron. We get it. When you’re just trying to get by week to week (or day to day), the thought of stashing away even a small amount feels daunting. Don’t be discouraged: All financial goals are achieved one dollar at a time. Learn more

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How To Buy Your First Car

Any first can be intimidating—a first job, first apartment, or first car. But knowing how to navigate financial firsts can save you a lot of hassle (and money). When it comes to buying your first car, an auto loan is a great option—especially with the competitive rates offered by a credit union. You can use that auto loan to purchase a new or used car—even a used car from a private seller on sites like Craigslist. Learn more

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How to Use a Home Equity Loan

The equity in your home is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you still owe on your mortgage. And in a metro area like Seattle where we’ve seen home values increase year over year, a home equity loan is a great way to pull existing value from your home—creating more financial flexibility for you. Learn more

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Youth Education

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M3 Money Club®

Help your family develop strong money management skills. They can learn valuable financial skills and have fun at the same time. Take advantage of exciting games, videos, and other activities—all taught by kid-friendly characters with a serious knack for savings. Learn more

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Elements of Money®

A financial program that provides a full suite of resources to help shape your teen or tween into a one-day financially-savvy adult. All Elements of Money products are co-signed by parents or guardians, allowing you to pick the exact combination that’s right for your child’s maturity and individual needs. Learn more