Scholarship Awards

We have two scholarship awards available to our membership. Each is a $2500, one-time award: Our Tom Jones Scholarship is for graduating high school students. (Graduating in June 2019): Jones Scholarship Application Our Fritz vonAppen Scholarship is for either graduate or undergraduate students. Scholarship — VonAppen Application If you are a graduating high school student,… Read full post »

Holiday Skip A Payment

This time of year is wonderful!  It’s wonderfully busy . . . wonderfully cold . . . wonderfully fun… and some times, wonderfully expensive.   To help out, we offer members our Holiday Skip.  You can “skip” one Pacific Cascade loan payment either November, December, or January (except Visa, Mortgage  or Weatherization loans).  Print and complete… Read full post »

Vacation Skip-A-Payment

The ever loved vacation skip is  B A C K . . .  members can skip a loan payment on each loan with us, in June, July or August.   (Except Visa, Mortgage, or Weatherization loans). No skipping the first month payment on a new loan. Otherwise, see below  . . .  click on the  Skip… Read full post »

Scam Alert — DON’T be my Valentine!

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has a warning for people looking for love online. If an online love interest asks you for money, it’s probably a scam. Every year, the Oregon Department of Justice receives heartbreaking reports about “romance scammers” – especially around Valentine’s Day – who create fake profiles and eventually convince people to send… Read full post »

Upcoming BALANCE Webinars

Upcoming BALANCE webinars cover some great topics. Such as: NOVEMBER — BREEZING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS: It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in… Read full post »

NEW Email Phishing — supposedly from EPA — do NOT click

We have heard from a member about getting an email, purportedly from the EPA, with their logo and “Sustainability in Eugene” header. It goes something like this: “The OR Department of Environmental Protection in conjunction with EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) are contacting you to ensure your business is in compliance with Federal Environmental Regulations…. Read full post »

BEWARE — NEW SCAM! ERR Old Scam Revamped

This new Evil Locky Ransomware Strain Evades Machine Learning Security Software Here is the latest tactic in the cat-and-mouse game between cybercrime and security software vendors. The bad guys have come up with a new ransomware phishing attack, tricking users to open, what appears to be, a document scanned from an internal Konica Minolta C224e…. Read full post »

Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax CEO and Chairman, Rick Smith, reports in this video facts surrounding the Equifax Cyber Breach. On September 7, 2017, Equifax Inc., announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from… Read full post »