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How to Choose a Bank - Top 5 Considerations

Find out the top five things to consider when choosing a bank that's right for you. Read the following steps to help you make your next banking choice.

How to Choose a Bank - Top 5 Considerations
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How to Move a Business to Another State

Moving any type of business to another state takes considerable thought and planning. WaFd Bank is here to guide you through the steps to relocate.

How to Move a Business to Another State
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What to Know Before Building a House

Learn what you need to know before building a house on your lot. From how to get water to your land to drafting house plans to applying for permits.

What to Know Before Building a House

Money Tips for Banking 101

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What You Need to Know About Paying for College

A college education has long been part of the American dream - the aspirational belief that all people should have the opportunity to become successful and ...

What You Need to Know About Paying for College
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What to Do With This Year's Tax Refund

Although life has been unpredictable over the last year, this tax season may offer you a bit more financial certainty if you are one of the lucky ones receiving a refund.

What to Do With This Year's Tax Refund
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Budgeting 101: Tips for Creating a Budget That Works for You

As we continue to see the prices of groceries and other daily staples climb, now is the perfect time to develop a ...

Budgeting 101: Tips for Creating a Budget That Works for You

Money Tips for Building and Remodeling

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4 Things to Consider in a Custom Construction Loan

What should you expect?

4 Things to Consider in a Custom Construction Loan
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Pros & Cons to Consider BEFORE you Buy a Fixer-Upper

Fixer-uppers have a lower up-front cost than their turnkey counterparts.

Pros & Cons to Consider BEFORE you Buy a Fixer-Upper
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Should I buy or build a home?

Tips to help you decide if buying a house or building a house is better for you (and your wallet!).

Should I buy or build a home?

Money Tips for Building Credit

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Things to Consider Before You Cancel a Credit Card

Why you may want to think twice before you close that credit card you're not using...

Things to Consider Before You Cancel a Credit Card
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How to Avoid Delinquent Credit Card Payments

What might happen if you miss a credit card payment?

How to Avoid Delinquent Credit Card Payments
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7 Moves to Conquer Credit Card Debt

The average household with card debt now owes almost $16,000. Ideas to help you get ahead.

7 Moves to Conquer Credit Card Debt

WaFd Community Support

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Did the Federal Government Shutdown "Shut Down" Your Budget?

Here's one tool to help...

Did the Federal Government Shutdown "Shut Down" Your Budget?
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WaFd Bank + Seattle Sounders FC Partnership!

We're excited to join the Seattle Sounders FC in announcing our new partnership!

WaFd Bank + Seattle Sounders FC Partnership!
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Partnering with Mary’s Place to Help Seattle’s Homeless Population

Find out about our recent partnership.

Partnering with Mary’s Place to Help Seattle’s Homeless Population

Your Guide on How to Open a Bank Account

Opening a bank account is the best way to keep your money safe, track how much you're spending, and save money for the future. Fortunately, with online and mobile tools opening a bank account is easier and cheaper than ever.

Consumer Tips

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One Easy Way to keep your Identity More Secure

Steps you can take as a consumer to proactively use data protection.

One Easy Way to keep your Identity More Secure
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Questions to Ask Your Loan Officer

It’s important to take the same care to find an experienced and knowledgeable loan officer.

Questions to Ask Your Loan Officer
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3 Ways to Get Control of Your Money

How can you get control of your money, know how much you are spending and identify opportunities to save?

3 Ways to Get Control of Your Money

Money Tips for Family Finance

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4 Simple Steps to Help You Save $100 a Month

Here are a few easy steps to help you set money aside.

4 Simple Steps to Help You Save $100 a Month
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Make a Plan to Save at Tax Time

With a little planning, your tax refund can be an opportunity to kick start your savings plan.

Make a Plan to Save at Tax Time
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Questions To Ask Before Taking Out a Student Loan

Here are a few things to consider before you sign paperwork.

Questions To Ask Before Taking Out a Student Loan

Money Tips for Home Ownership

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Construction-to-Permanent Loans Explained

WaFd Bank’s all-in-one loan will help you build your dream home that’s the right fit for you.

Construction-to-Permanent Loans Explained
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Best Way to Buy a House

Buying a house may sound complicated, although the process to buy a house is pretty straightforward.

Best Way to Buy a House
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What to look for when shopping for a lot

Buying a lot of land to build a house on involves more than you may think. Find out what else you need to know.

What to look for when shopping for a lot

Money Tips for Security and Privacy

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9 Steps to Keep Your Money Safer

Shopping online? Simple tips to keep your money a little safer...

9 Steps to Keep Your Money Safer
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Survey: Most people Don’t Password Protect Their Mobile Devices

Do you have a password on your phone, tablet or computer?

Survey: Most people Don’t Password Protect Their Mobile Devices
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How to Keep Your Refund Safe from Thieves

Tax fraud can be timely and costly to remedy. Tips to keep your information more secure.

How to Keep Your Refund Safe from Thieves

Money Tips for Small Business

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What is the Best Bank for a Small Business?

A lot of places claim they’re the best bank for small business, but what really sets them apart from the rest?

What is the Best Bank for a Small Business?
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What Is Needed to Open a Business Bank Account

Learn why, as a business owner, it is essential to open a business bank account.

What Is Needed to Open a Business Bank Account
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6 Small Business "Spring Cleaning" Security Tips

How can you get your small business security practices cleaned up?

6 Small Business "Spring Cleaning" Security Tips

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