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  • Fun Activities to do With Your Kids at Home

    Posted on March 25, 2020 by Jake Ward
    It isn’t easy to be holed up at home with only your family for company. As the parent, though, you have the unique opportunity to set the tone in your home and decide if these weeks will be a nightmare for everyone or filled with precious memory-making and family bonding activities.
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  • The SECURE Act

    Posted on March 09, 2020 by Jake Ward
    The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the SECURE Act will require a change in strategy for many Americans. For others, it may reveal new opportunities.
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  • How To Repair Your Finances

    Posted on March 03, 2020 by Jake Ward
    Saving money and budgeting isn’t easy, but if your finances could use a tune-up, read on. This month we sat down with Jake Ward, Vice President of Marketing, to learn how to repair your finances for a fresh start, no matter what season of life you’re in.
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  • Smart Checking: The Right Choice For You

    Posted on January 16, 2020 by Jake Ward, CMSE – VP of Marketing
    What’s important to you? Is it quality time with family? Activities with friends? Achieving goals? We’ll help you make it happen with extra cash from R.I.A. Federal Credit Union. Start earning when you open a Smart Checking Account, today!
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  • R.I.A. Federal Credit Union: Relationships, Integrity and Action

    Posted on January 16, 2020 by Jake Ward, CMSE – VP of Marketing
    Our name reflects who we are and what we value. It’s about understanding your needs and building lasting relationships. We’re focused on you – your hopes, your dreams, your right now and your future. We have the tools and the expertise to help you get there.
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  • Last-Minute Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

    Posted on October 28, 2019 by Jake Ward, CMSE – VP of Marketing
    Holiday budgeting. We all say we’re going to do it around July. Then October rolls around and – uh oh. That holiday savings account didn’t happen. The National Retail Federation reports that the average consumer spends around $1,000 during the holiday season. Festive food, decorations and of course, gifts, make the holidays jolly. But if you’re not financially ready, November and December – and the bills in January – can make the holidays a headache.
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  • Keeping you and your family safe using the internet!

    Posted on September 24, 2019 by Lauren Morrissey – Marketing Assistant
    The internet has become an imperative part of our society therefore exhibiting new threats and challenges to you and your family! Get started with personal online security today to protect yourself tomorrow!
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  • Is a Private Student Loan Right for You?

    Posted on June 04, 2019 by Kaylyn Maher – Marketing Assistant
    Whether you’re a parent or a soon-to-be high school graduate, the rising tuition cost of colleges and universities is overwhelming. There’s often a gap between the amount of funding a student receives and the cost of their chosen school, adding to the stress of the college experience. Many of you are all too aware of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process. For some though, the federal borrowing limits will be too low, or you just won’t qualify. In those cases, private student loans may be a good option for you. Offered by private lenders, these loans can be used for tuition, books and supplies, or living expenses. Before you apply for a private student loan, you should ask yourself a couple of questions:
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