Rick Campos is a Veteran of the US Navy Special Forces with a rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class. After rigorous training, he became a Special Warfare Combat-craft Crewman in the elite unit known as SWCC (pronounced “Swick”). He spent most of his five years of service in San Diego on Coronado Island. For the past eight years, he has helped people get ahead financially in his many roles within the credit union industry. He is currently a mortgage loan officer at Washington State’s biggest credit union, BECU. In his spare time, Rick volunteers for his son’s Cub Scout pack. Rick lives in Washington State with his wife Natalie and their two children.
Articles by Rick Campos
Tips to Find the Right Mortgage Lender
Posted on: November 1, 2022
Rates and fees are important, but many factors come into play when finding the best mortgage lenders. When it comes time to finding the best mortgage lenders, most homebuyers focus […]
5 Common Roadblocks To VA Home Loan Approval
Posted on: November 1, 2022
Sometimes, the mortgage application process reminds me of this cop show dialog: “We can do this the easy way or we can do this the hard way.” Usually, the application […]
15-Year vs 30-Year VA Mortgage: Which Is Better?
Posted on: July 26, 2022
The classic 30-year mortgage is the most popular — and most affordable — mortgage in America. About two-thirds of U.S. home buyers choose this option, according to the Mortgage Bankers […]
Credit Repair DIY Tips for Military Veterans
Posted on: July 13, 2016
As a mortgage loan officer, I sometimes work with “credit challenged” customers – people with no credit history, a damaged credit history or too much debt relative to their incomes. […]
What Severed Fingers, Killer Waves & An Achievement Medal Taught Me About Preparedness
Posted on: June 15, 2015
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Be prepared for anything. Time and again, I learned this lesson during my days in the military. But one incident did […]
SERE Training : Life Lessons from the Brink of Survival
Posted on: April 27, 2015
Adaptability — adjusting your plans and mindset to exploit new opportunities — can be a valuable skill in both your personal and professional life. It can also help you overcome […]
Military to Civilian Transition Advice From a Vet Who’s Done It
Posted on: March 26, 2015
Many veterans face limited career options (or so they think) after discharge. However, with enough planning, legwork, the right attitude and some assistance from various benefits programs, your options will […]
It Took a Faulty Parachute To Teach Me This Life Lesson That You Should Hear
Posted on: March 19, 2015
As I corkscrewed toward the earth beneath a tangle of parachute lines, a lifetime of reflection was compressed into just four seconds — maybe five. “I don’t want to die […]
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