Cooperatively Speaking: A message from your President/CEO

Summer greetings! Our mission here at Point West is to pursue financial wellness for you, our members and member businesses, while engaging and empowering our local community.  However, a mission statement is just words – it’s the actions we take in pursuit of our mission and underlying values that truly drives achievement. At Point West, our mission is comprised of … Continue reading

Financial Wellness: Home remodeling on a budget

Warmer weather means it’s time for home projects! We’ve got some tips on how to make the most of your remodel and still have money for other summer fun. Determine what you can afford to spend. The most important part of any remodeling project is knowing what you can afford to spend. Remodeling should allow you to enjoy your house … Continue reading

Aging: A rarely discussed risk for retirees

Don’t tell Warren Buffett, but many scientists who specialize on the human brain believe that as we age, many of us will see a falloff in the ability to manage financial matters. Dr. Joe Verghese, a neurologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center in New York, notes that many cognitive … Continue reading

Financial Wellness: Keeping Identity Thieves at Bay

With the recent spate of data breaches and the prevalence of “social engineering” attacks like phishing, it’s more important than ever to be proactive when it comes to protecting your identity and personal data. Taking steps now to reduce the chances you will become a victim is a lot easier and less time-consuming than cleaning up the mess an identity … Continue reading

Auto Mentors: Taking the stress out of the auto-buying experience

Buying a vehicle from a dealership can be pretty intimidating. From the fast-paced sales culture, to the extra warranties, fees and other add-ons, it can start to feel more like a nightmare than a worthwhile experience. Well, we have good news – together with our friends at Auto Mentors, we think we’ve found an easier way. We’ve partnered with Auto … Continue reading

Financial Wellness: Get rid of your credit cards?

Does going credit card free create more problems than it solves? A popular media financial advisor recommends destroying all your credit cards and living a life completely devoid of credit. The high interest rates on credit cards, he argues, pull money away from building wealth. Yet that narrow argument misses the bigger financial picture. The main argument against credit is … Continue reading

Exciting times at Point West!

These past four years, we’ve been laser-focused on one thing – completing our net worth restoration plan and setting Point West on a path of sustainable growth well into the future It wasn’t easy, but together with our board of directors, staff, business and community partners, examiners, and of course, YOU, our member-owners, we’re proud to announce we’ve done just … Continue reading

Save up to $15 on TurboTax

Tax season is coming! As a Point West member, you can save up to $15 on TurboTax federal products. With TurboTax, you can be confident your taxes will be done right. No tax knowledge needed. TurboTax translates taxes into simple questions about your life, and puts your information in the right places for you. Double checks as you go. TurboTax … Continue reading

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