Children's Financial Literacy 101: How to Teach Your Kids About Money

People are generally uncomfortable talking about money, especially with their families. But children’s financial literacy is critical. These lessons will help prepare your kids for adulthood and living on their own, especially since schools rarely teach these valuable skills. 

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The Relationship Between Asset Allocation and Investment Time Horizon

Whether you are saving for a car, a new home, or are planning for retirement, it’s important to understand how to create a balanced strategy to build your savings. Investments are the best way to get your money to grow over time, but you still need to have an investment time horizon to establish goals for the return on your money.

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How to Look Out for an Online Bank Scam

The internet has become an essential tool for everyone, especially during the pandemic. According to Pew Research Center, 90% of Americans say the internet is essential or important to them, and 40% are using the internet in new ways, including for online transactions.

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An Important Alert About Text Messaging Scams

We have seen an increase in fraudulent text messages sent to iQ members claiming to be from us. To help you stay informed and protect your account, please read these quick tips on when we will or will not send you a text message.

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IQ Credit Union Contributes $528,123 to Local Communities

iQ Credit Union, whose 15 branches serve neighborhoods across Southwest Washington and Portland, recently shared with members at the annual meeting the many ways they continued to impact their communities through partnerships, donations, and financial education in 2021.

The credit union donated $528,132 to its communities – $53,930 of which went to 35 non-profit recipients through its very own iQ for Kids foundation, which is funded through employee and member contributions. iQ employees also stepped up by personally contributing 595 volunteer hours to various local causes.

The Vancouver, Wash.,-based credit union partnered with an additional 24 local not-for-profits and 25 community sponsorships through donations, volunteer hours, and event sponsorships. iQ continued its mission of financial education by impacting 4,227 students through 121 local school presentations, financial reality fairs, and their expanding campus branch program. Additionally, 41 Read With Me recipients were awarded over $8,000 in grants for books and literacy programs.

Among other efforts, iQ stayed true to its education roots by awarding five local students with a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds to further their college educations.

Learn more about iQ’s contributions to the community in its annual report. 

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Chief Retail Officer Ali Migaki Recognized with Iris Award

iQ Credit Union Chief Retail Officer Ali Migaki was recognized with an Iris Award by the Greater Vancouver Chamber at their 2022 Women Who Mean Business Symposium, held March 8, 2022. The awards are granted at an annual event held on International Women’s Day. The Iris Awards honor exceptional women in the Greater Vancouver community for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions. Iris is the Greek word for rainbow, and event organizers note that women’s lives today represent “a rainbow of possibilities.” 

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iQ Credit Union Promotes Ali Migaki to Chief Retail Officer

Recent Promotion Continues iQ's Tradition of Developing and Advancing the Credit Union's Leaders


VANCOUVER, Wash., March 2, 2022 — iQ Credit Union (iQ) ,a member-owned, modern-day financial institution based in the Pacific Northwest, today announced the promotion of Ali Migaki to chief retail officer.

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Introduction to Real Estate Investing: What to Know Before Diving In

If you are considering ways to make your money grow (and who isn’t?), real estate investing is always a good bet.

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iQ Credit Union Announces New Oregon Branch, Skyview Station Move, Mortgage Lending Center

VANCOUVER, Wash., February 8, 2022 — iQ Credit Union (iQ), a member-owned, modern-day financial institution based in the Pacific Northwest, today announced that it will open a new branch in Happy Valley, relocate the Salmon Creek Branch, and combine the business services team and mortgage center into a single lending center. 

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Understanding Car Loan Interest Rates

Who doesn’t love having a new car? There’s not only the thrill of having a new ride but also the confidence that you won’t have to deal with car repairs anytime soon. If you are shopping for a new car, chances are you will need a car loan to finance it. That’s why you should understand how car loan interest rates work.

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