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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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  • 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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  • Fun Activities to do With Your Kids at Home

    Posted on April 24, 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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  • 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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  • 4 Things to Do with Your Tax Return

    Posted on February 01, 2019 by Jake Ward, CMSE – VP of Marketing
    Last year, more than 70% of Americans got a refund on their federal income taxes. Are you one of the many who’s expecting a tax refund this year? There are a lot of smart choices that you can make with your refund. Let’s go over a few:
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