11 Easy, Affordable DIY Holiday Gifts

No need to ditch your frugal lifestyle around the holidays. You can save money, and earn bonus points for thoughtfulness, with a homemade gift. “Whenever someone gifts me something homemade, I always picture them working on it at their house, thinking of me,” says Emma Chapman, founder and CEO of the lifestyle blog A Beautiful Mess. “To me that’s much more intentional than … Continue reading


2018-2019 ATM Update

Point West will be removing two of its legacy ATMs from Multnomah County buildings in the very near future. While concrete dates are not yet available, we expect that the ATMs located at the Multnomah Building (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214) and the McCoy Building (426 SW Stark Street Portland, OR 97204) will be decommissioned and removed by … Continue reading


Holiday Shoppers, Beware of These 3 Identity Theft Risks

Big sales, must-have items and a list that just seems to get longer: Holiday shopping can drain your wallet and your sanity. Don’t let the stress erode your guard against identity theft, though. All that holiday shopping can leave you more vulnerable to scams. “It’s the fact that we’re not paying attention that makes the holidays so risky for ID theft,” … Continue reading


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With Money Goals, Multitasking Pays Off

Tackling money goals one at a time cost financial literacy expert Barbara O’Neill at least $1 million. That’s how much O’Neill, a distinguished professor at Rutgers University, figures she lost by starting saving for retirement only after she had created an emergency fund, bought a car with cash and purchased a home. “I tell students that eventually, 30 years later, … Continue reading




Put Your Money To Work!

Don’t miss out on this AMAZING opportunity! This CD Special is only available for a limited time so we want to make sure you have a chance to take advantage of it. Email or give us a call at 503.546.5000 to get started today!  1.65% APY* 18 month term Balances from $500-$200K (New Money Only) *APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Terms and conditions apply. Penalties … Continue reading


At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?

At some point, you’ll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores.  Well, not really, although there are situations when credit scores shouldn’t be anyone’s main concern. Let’s start with some reasons why credit scores still matter, even when you don’t plan to borrow money. Lenders aren’t the only ones … Continue reading



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