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Pay with your mobile device

Add your Trailhead debit and credit cards to Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay. Mobile wallets are the new way to pay. They’re secure, convenient, and easy to use. With a mobile wallet, you can securely store a digital version of your Trailhead debit and credit card on your compatible smartphone, tablet, or wearable device. Then make payments with … Read On »

Prepare for a Season of Giving With These 3 Fall Budgeting Tips

The leaves are changing, the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing, and the Halloween movie marathons are in full swing. With summer behind and the major winter holidays around the corner, fall is the perfect moment to take a breath, sit down with your finances, and give your budget a once over. Why Budget This Fall? Budgeting is essential to do … Read On »

Account Alerts: Protect Yourself and Your Accounts

Set up account alerts Digital banking allows you to set up ‘Account Alerts’ for events that happen on the account level, such as your checking, savings, or credit card.  You can set up alerts to be sent via email or text message when your balance dips below a specified dollar amount or if a withdraw or deposit is made over … Read On »

5 Smart Ways to Manage Your Credit Card

Credit cards can be tricky for many to use. They can increase your spending power, offer perks, and help you build credit. But the urge to “charge it now, pay it later” can lead to overspending and debt that’s hard to pay back. As with most spending habits, managing a credit card responsibly is critical to a balanced financial lifestyle. … Read On »

How Credit Unions Can Help You Weather Financial Uncertainty

We are living in difficult financial times. Inflation makes everyday necessities more expensive, and there are rumbles about a recession on the horizon. Times like these can make people nervous about their finances—not just how much they have at a given time, but whether their money is safe. But don’t pull your money out of your accounts and stuff it … Read On »

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Good Saving Habits

Teaching your kids financial literacy is one of the best ways to set them up for success later in life. Building a foundation of good saving habits can prepare children for life’s financial ebbs and flows. There are many ways to teach children to be savvy savers. Here are just a few to get you started. Set a Good Example … Read On »

5 Ways to Make Tax Season a Breeze

It’s that time of year again: Between late January and April, people gather their financial records and set out to do their income taxes. These tips can help make preparing your 2022 taxes easier to do. Organize Your 2022 Tax Documents An essential part of doing your taxes is ensuring you have all the appropriate documents. The more complicated your … Read On »

Four Ways to Protect Yourself From ATM Skimming

This time of year, criminals enhance their efforts to steal other people’s money. One of these methods that is still happening in the Portland area is ATM skimming. Criminals need two things to make ATM skimming work: the data from your card’s magnetic strip and your PIN. To capture your data, a skimming device is usually placed where you insert … Read On »

Our Top 5 Bad Spending Habits—And How To Break Them

We all have a few bad spending habits: That morning latte or the latest release from big-name brands like Apple or Nike. And while overspending here and there won’t ruin you, wrong financial moves can have a lasting, frustrating impact. At a minimum, poor money management can leave you struggling to keep up with your expenses and make it more … Read On »

Pay Down Debt with a Visa Balance Transfer

Now is a great time to transfer department store and other high-rate credit card balances to a Trailhead Visa Credit Card. You will pay down debt faster because our balance transfer rates are lower with no expiration date, and there is no annual fee and no balance transfer fee.* Current Rates