Enter to Win our Back-to-School Giveaway

September 6th, 2023|Categories: Featured 1, Life|Tags: , , , , |

Enter the Back to School Giveaway to win a $250 Visa gift card, and we'll donate $250 to the BackPack feeding program of the winner's choice. How it Works Simply “Like” the Back to School Giveaway post on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag someone who you think would like to enter in the comment section, and be following the KCU account.  Official Rules The Contest is sponsored by Kitsap Credit Union at P.O. Box 155, Bremerton, WA 98337. Must be [...]

10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

August 18th, 2023|Categories: Featured 1, Life, Money|Tags: , , , , , |

According to the National Retail Federation, the average American household spends more than $650 on back-to-school shopping for children in elementary through high school and more than $900 for young people going to college. Here are 10 ways to save this fall and throughout the year. Create a checklist of items and stick to it. Before you begin shopping, empty your kids’ backpacks to see what was left over from the previous year. Mark them off your checklist and then [...]

Seven Money Saving Tips for Your Next Vacation

July 17th, 2023|Categories: Featured 1, Life, Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Getting ready for a summer vacation or planning future travel? Keep these handy tips in mind to help cut costs and minimize travel stress! Lodging—If you book by phone, ask the desk agent to beat the online rate. Consider an apartment or home rental instead of a hotel—you’ll save even more by cooking your own meals. Food—Make lunch your main meal. Lunches often are 30% cheaper than the same entrées on a dinner menu and you’ll be less likely to [...]

Four Money Saving Tips

June 12th, 2023|Categories: Featured 1, Life, Money|Tags: , , , , , , |

Looking for ways to save money? Try these helpful tips! Curb your impulse purchases by unsubscribing from or turning off smartphone notifications that get you to spend money. Review your spending habits. Look at the things you can cut, i.e., streaming services. Prioritize your needs over your wants. Switch to energy-efficient lighting like LED lights. The average household can save around $225 each year by switching from incandescent bulbs! With the high costs of groceries, try creating a weekly menu [...]

Happy Retirement, Viola and Bryan!

June 1st, 2023|Categories: Featured 1, Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Over the past week, we have had the privilege of celebrating the retirement of two fantastic KCU team members, Viola and Bryan. We are so happy that we had the pleasure of working with these individuals and wish them all the best in their much-deserved retirements.   Here's a bit more about Viola: Viola began her career at KCU a little over 20 years ago, starting as a teller and working her way up to Branch Manager at our South [...]

Getting to Know Dyronne Luarca, KCU Director of Finance

May 24th, 2023|Categories: Community, Featured 1, Life|Tags: , , , , |

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are happy to bring you the following interview with staff member Dyronne Luarca, Director of Finance. Interviews like these allow us not only to celebrate different cultures but also to learn more about our fellow teammates. Before diving into Dyronne’s background, we wanted to share a fun fact. When speaking with Dyronne, we discovered that his very first banking experience was with our credit union at the ripe old age [...]

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