How to Escape From a Money Rut

Sometimes, climbing out of a money rut starts with a pep talk — to yourself. “I like affirmations and speaking out loud,” says Giovanna Gonzalez, a financial educator and author of “Cultura & Cash.” Her favorite affirmations are statements like, “I am not a reflection of my money mistakes,” “I can improve my financial situation,” and “My finances are within … Continue reading


Small-Business Owners Share Their Best Tips to Boost Revenue

Revenue, defined broadly as the total amount of money brought in by business operations over a set period of time, is an important driver of growth and an indicator of a business’s overall financial health. It’s also an important factor in qualifying for a business loan or attracting investors. Over half of small-business owners in the U.S. experienced an increase in revenue … Continue reading


5 Ways to Calm Financial Stress

Financial stress is so common that certified financial planner Katie Lindquist says almost every client she has tells her they are feeling it. “They don’t know what they should be doing with their money, and they feel like they should know. They feel shame around their money habits, which is a huge driving force of stress,” Lindquist says. To alleviate … Continue reading


Scheduled Maintenance – 3/21/24

On Thursday, March 21st, 2024 during the hours of approximately 8:00pm PST through 2:00am PST, our core system provider will be performing routine maintenance on our critical systems. During that time, you may experience interruptions with our website. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update our systems to better serve you, our members.


6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Bank Accounts

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets or attic. It can apply to your finances, too. Taking the time to do a deep clean of your spending and deposits can help ensure you’re using minimal effort throughout the year to meet your saving and budgeting goals. Here are a few steps to take when you’re ready to spring clean your … Continue reading


Scheduled Maintenance – 2/8/24

On Thursday, February 8, 2024 during the hours of approximately 8:00pm PST through 2:00am PST, our core system provider will be performing routine maintenance on our critical systems. During that time, you may experience interruptions with our website. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update our systems to better serve you, our members.


Help Shape the Future of Point West Credit Union

We believe in the power of community, and at Point West Credit Union, our strength lies in the diversity and collective spirit of our members. As a member-owned financial cooperative, we are excited to invite passionate and committed individuals to apply for an opportunity to serve on the Point West Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. Why Volunteer with Point … Continue reading


5 Questions That Can Help Guide Your Holiday Tipping

Service workers help make our lives easier throughout the year — whether it’s by keeping our lawns immaculate or babysitting during date nights. The holidays are an ideal time to show gratitude for the work they do throughout the year. But how much do you tip service workers during the holidays, and whom should you prioritize? Etiquette experts have answers to these … Continue reading


5 Steps to Creating Financial Boundaries During the Holidays

Marketing ads, family functions and holiday gift-giving culture can make it feel impossible not to spend, or for some, overspend. According to a 2023 survey from NerdWallet, around half of Americans (52%) incurred credit card debt when shopping for gifts during the holidays last year, and almost a third (31%) of them still haven’t paid it off. While giving can be … Continue reading


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