I have meetings fairly often in Olympia and need quarters to pay for parking. Currently I have to hit the local laudromat to get quarters at their change machine. I also like to get coins to the Tooth Fairy. It's so much more fun to get a stack of coins than a dollar bill. Again, I stock up at the laundromat but would prefer to be able to do this at the ATM or near by. @meg wrote: As a renter who uses a quarter operated washer/dryer the biggest set back to having BECU as a bank is that I can't get rolls of quarters from the bank. Instead I have to go into other banks to get these rolls, often getting asked if I have an account with them. I think BECU should have quarter dispensers available!
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I have seen several opportunities for teens to access budgeting and financial responsibility class but not for adults as much. Classes specifically geared toward two groups of members would be important. First, for recent college grads who now have the debt burden of post-secondary education loans and a new job in their field. These members often have a much greater income than they have earned prior to using their degree to gain employment and are enticed by ideas for getting a nicer car, larger place to live, and some of the material goods they haven't been able to afford in the past. They are also faced with loan payments and responsibilities with which they have not dealt in the past. Second, for recent immigrants who have lived in cultures where they are paid daily or weekly, lived a hand-to-mouth existence, and have not had to deal with the system of financial responsibility like we have in the US. These members are often easily swayed by offers of credit and low monthly payment offers because the cultures from which they come do not offer these sorts of financial options to them. These members need information on how to compare prices, interest rates, and payment options as well as how to set up automatic deposits and payments.
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