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Welcome Washington Mutual!

I am sure you have noticed the fun banner ads and advertorials from WaMu that we have been running since our launch last Monday. I wanted to take a moment to introduce WaMu as our launch sponsor and thank them for allowing us to bring you SavvySugar sooner. WaMu wanted to support the launch of Savvy because they love the idea of a site aimed at women that empowers them to live healthy financial lives.

Just like me, WaMu is helping us bring you content that you can use. In case you missed it, they have helped us provide you with some great stuff so far including:

And stay tuned, because there is lots more useful information coming your way sponsored by WaMu, including how to develop a savings strategy, tips for using your debit card, tips for combining your finances after you get married, and lots more.

WaMu wants to be a valued member of our community and welcomes feedback (good and bad) from Sugar readers, so please let us know what else you would like to see in the comments below. Please join me in welcoming WaMu!

Deposits at Washington Mutual are FDIC insured.

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juliem juliem 8 years
I'm agreeing with everyone else--I'm don't like the WaMu sponsorship here. It's not just that it's WaMu--I've had both very good and very bad experiences with them--it's that they're providing "editorial" content that's really a sales push for their services. I'm glad the posts are tagged as advertisements, but I'm still going to take everything on this site with a big grain of salt.
EcannDallas EcannDallas 8 years
i dont really care about the sponsorship at all because they tell you exactly which posts have been sponsored. and i'd rather some corporation pay for the sugar network than me start paying for it. PS ive been with WAMU for six years and love them, sponsor or not.
Lizzle Lizzle 8 years
I don't think I really mind seeing a post now and again advertising a specific feature of WaMu, because think about it--we see posts about specific designers or companies on other sugar sites--but I would be upset if the sponsorship means that we wouldn't hear about similar or better features of other banks.
Misskastar Misskastar 8 years
Yeah, I can't trust the site as much now because of the sponsorship. I agree with other girls, that is just too blatant. It's a little unsettling. It just sucks because this is such a cool site for unique and rare reasons...so it is unfortunate to see it "sell out"
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
yeah - boo to sponsored posts!!! i hate when idealbite sponsors them on casasugar and fitsugar. so shady.
misslarue misslarue 8 years
I love Washington Mutual! Their customer service is outstanding.
Veekore Veekore 8 years
To everyone who doesn't like the sponsorship-I agree with you completely. I also don't like how WaMu was announced as a launch sponsor after the fact.
jklimas jklimas 8 years
I am very skeptical about such heavy sponorship. Sugar has lost some of my trust here.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
I have an account with WaMu but at this particular moment, I am not happy with them. I will make a visit there tomorrow morning though.
girlie871 girlie871 8 years
i have a wamu account and a wells fargo one. I prefer my wamu account but the only reason i still keep my wells fargo is because i like the convenience their atms offer. I can buy stamps and customize my atm menu. I especiallly love that I can deposit checks and cash without the envelope. Afterwards you have the option of seeing a copy of your check with your balance. This seems a lot safer and makes me feel more secure that there will be no mixup later which has happened with wells fargo several times.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I'm glad they're inviting feedback - good and bad. Sponsorships usually gross me out too, particularly when it comes to places that I rely on for information, but I'll give them the benefit of a doubt. I don't think SavvySugar has been afraid to post on more controversial topics yet, so we'll see!
d_et_g d_et_g 8 years
This sponsorship is gross - I was hoping for good, unbiased info about money, not a Washington Mutual ad. Hopefully the other sugars won't look toward this one as a model. Booo sponsorship that limits information!
geebers geebers 8 years
I have a wamu account for 6 years now. I have never heard any other bank offer the same services or positive customer service that they do.
wickidgrrl wickidgrrl 8 years
I have banked with WAMU for about ten years now, and i absolutely love them. I have never had a problem with them, but when there was one, they took care of it. Nice to see them onboard! :)
steen steen 8 years
I've banked with a bunch of different banks and I honestly have to say WaMu is the best (and easiest) one to deal with; I even have my husband moving over to WaMu. :D I would love to see more financial advice, particularly for first-time buyers (cars and houses) and things to look for in loans and loan terms/conditions. Trying to make sense of everything can be hard!
millarci millarci 8 years
I wish I had a WaMu near me. :(
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