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  • 2020 in Review

    Posted on December 02, 2020 by Jake Ward, CMSE – VP of Marketing
    Think back to December 31, 2019 – where were you? What were you doing? What were your goals for the New Year? Now, fast-forward to the present. The last nine months of 2020 were nowhere near what we had once anticipated as a new beginning, a fresh start. Yet, you’ve grown. You’ve learned. You’ve adapted. And you’ve helped us to do the same.
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  • A look back at 2020 thus far

    Posted on November 12, 2020 by Ryan Batey – Strategic Investment Services Advisor
    The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy, global financial markets, and daily life in 2020. For investors, it was certainly an eventful year. Economic activity abruptly contracted in the spring, and stocks quickly fell. The upcoming presidential election and COVID-19 vaccine developments could provide more market-moving headlines.
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  • A safer way to pay with Mastercard contactless debit

    Posted on November 12, 2020 by Jake Ward
    This year has changed the way we do many things, including shopping. The team at R.I.A. Federal Credit Union is constantly looking for ways in which we can make our customers feel more safe and secure while they shop, which is why we’re excited to share our R.I.A. contactless debit card!
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  • Can I Afford to Move Out? The Do’s & Don’ts of Renting Your First Apartment

    Posted on September 11, 2020 by Jake Ward
    You’re getting ready to make the jump from college housing or your parents’ to your first official place. Apartment shopping gives you a rush of excitement – and a dose of reality. Rent, utilities, furniture? Where to begin?
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  • Don’t Buy a Home Without R.I.A. Federal Credit Union

    Posted on June 17, 2020 by Jake Ward
    Get excited about buying a new home when you partner with the mortgage experts at R.I.A. Federal Credit Union!
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  • Six Home Buying Tips

    Posted on June 01, 2020 by Jake Ward
    Whether you’re fed up with apartment living or outgrowing your current living space, buying a home can be an overwhelming, but exciting, task. This month we sat down with Brooke Keck, Mortgage Loan Originator, who walked us through six home buying tips for purchasing the home of your dreams.
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  • Key Provisions of the CARES Act

    Posted on May 13, 2020 by Ryan Batey – Strategic Investment Services Advisor
    Tucked into the gigantic “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (“CARES”) Act were two key changes you should know about, regarding required minimum distributions (RMDs). Both were designed to give people more control over their money and to help manage selling investments during an emergency.
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  • A Stock Market Lesson to Remember

    Posted on May 13, 2020 by Ryan Batey – Strategic Investment Services Advisor
    Undeniably, spring 2020 has tried the patience of investors. An 11-year bull market ended. Key economic indicators went haywire. Household confidence was shaken. The Standard & Poor’s 500, the equity benchmark often used as shorthand for the broad stock market, settled at 2,237.40 on March 23, down 33.9% from a record close on February 19.
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