Credit Reboot: Rebuilding Your Financial Future with a Share Secured Loan

June 17th, 2024|Categories: Featured 2, Money|Tags: , , , , , |

Regardless of the reasons behind a damaged credit score, there’s a path to rebuilding credit that avoids high interest rates and empowers you to regain control. We asked Kitsap Credit Union Lending Specialist, Aaron Burns why you should consider a Share Secured Loan as your solution. Q: What is a Share Secured Loan? A: A Share Secured loan is a type of installment loan that allows you to borrow money using funds in your share savings or certificate as collateral. [...]

How to Report Identity Theft

April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Life, Money|Tags: , , , , |

Identity theft is one of the top three consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. In 2018, 15% of their more than 3 million complaints were related to identity theft. If you or someone you know is a victim of identity theft, take these steps immediately: Place a fraud alert on your credit reports, ask for a free copy of your credit report, and review those reports for evidence of accounts you didn't open. Fraud unit contacts are: Equifax: [...]

6 Easy Tips This Financial Capability Month

April 15th, 2024|Categories: Money|Tags: , , , , , |

Here at Kitsap Credit Union, we aim to share the importance of financial literacy with our community throughout the year. We do this by offering Financial Wellness Courses in local schools, creating free online resources, and really advocating for our community’s continued education. With this month being Financial Capability Month, we asked our Outreach Coordinator, David Inglish what tips he shares when talking with our community. “Money and finances can be overwhelming and scary especially when you first start out,” [...]

Tap Into Your Home’s Potential this Spring

April 15th, 2024|Categories: Homeownership, Life, Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Spring is here and with it comes a variety of home projects. Whether you need a fresh coat of paint inside or out, a bathroom remodel, fresh landscaping, or are looking to spring clean your finances, a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) might be right for you. What’s a HELOC? A HELOC is an open-ended loan that is secured by the equity in your home. You can use these funds to pay for expenses that occur over a period [...]

Spring Clean Your Finances

April 15th, 2024|Categories: Life, Money|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that spring cleaning your living space can lead to improved mood, decreased stress, and heightened creativity? Just imagine what spring cleaning your finances can do! There are many ways to clean up your finances and taking the time to do the following can help set you up for success through the remainder of the year. Here are a few ways to spring clean your finances: Review regular expenses & purge Taking the time to look over your [...]

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