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Identity Theft Protection You May Not Know You Already Have

Ever spend a lot on a new tool or kitchen gadget and then discover you already have one, or something similar? If you’re thinking about paying for identity theft protection, it’s worth checking to see if you already have access to free or deeply discounted monitoring services or recovery help. Your chances of being affected by a data breach are … Continue reading


How to Use Your Tax Refund to Polish Your Credit

If you’re looking to build credit or help your score recover from past mistakes, a cash infusion can help — especially if you know where to target it for maximum impact. About half of Americans expect an income tax refund this year, according to a NerdWallet survey of 2,002 U.S. adults conducted by The Harris Poll. Those expecting a refund estimated … Continue reading


How to Quickly Drop Holiday Debt

If you woke up on Jan. 1 groggy with a holiday debt hangover, you weren’t alone: 3 in 5 shoppers took on some form of debt in the previous holiday season, NerdWallet’s latest holiday shopping report found. Much like a champagne-fueled headache, this debt can persist long after holiday merriment fades. Of those who took on holiday debt in 2018, … Continue reading


5 Ways to Get Credit-Healthy in the New Year

There’s nothing like the clean slate of a new year to inspire us to do better. Unfortunately,  knowing what to do doesn’t necessarily translate into getting it done. If you’re looking to build or rebuild credit, there’s no better time than now. Here are some habits to develop — and some tips on how to make them stick. 1. Pay on … Continue reading


Treat Yourself to Your Maximum Refund and a Chance to Win $25K

Treat yourself to a stress-free tax season! Point West Credit Union has teamed with TurboTax to save you up to $15 on TurboTax and a chance to win $25,000. Right for your unique tax situation. Simple filer? Homeowner? Investor? Freelancer or side-gigger? TurboTax has a solution for you. File with confidence.  TurboTax guarantees 100% accurate calculations and runs thousands of error checks … Continue reading


How to Make Room for Fun in Your 2020 Budget

Reporting for jury duty. Standing in line at the DMV. Going to the dentist. Making a budget. What do all of these have in common? They’re activities you’d probably like to skip. And while budgeting certainly isn’t exciting, breaking down your spending can give you the ability to do things you enjoy. Here’s how to leave room for more than … Continue reading


Welcome to Flex Checking

Starting January 2020, our checking accounts are getting a makeover. We’re combining Eco Checking, Bonus Checking and Standard Checking into one amazing checking product. Introducing Flex Checking, your all-in-one rewards checking account. We’re keeping all the things you love, like no monthly fees, no minimum balance requirements and access to over 30,000 CO-OP ATMs across the country – but with … Continue reading


Get Fiscally Fit in 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, you may be reflecting on the past year and looking for ways to improve your financial standing. Whether you want to set a savings goal, reduce debt or fund home improvement projects, we’re ready to help. Because credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, our members get a better deal. Unlike for-profit financial institutions that … Continue reading


Call for Volunteers + Volunteer Interest Session

At the heart of every cooperative is a governing board of volunteers, derived from its membership. These volunteers are tasked with ensuring their organization is fiscally sound and focused on serving members now and into the future; the same is true here at Point West. Our mission-driven and dedicated volunteers serve on our board of directors and supervisory committee, guiding … Continue reading



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