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  • Home Improvement on a Budget

    Posted on May 08, 2020 by Brooke Keck – Mortgage Loan Originator
    Right now, like most of us, you’re at home more than you’ve been in years. We’re working from home, taking care of kids at home and spending more time in our yards and living rooms. Maybe you’re noticing the wear and tear of the years. Or you’re wondering why you’ve put off your to-do list for so long. Maybe your project is as simple as wall paper removal and house painting, or perhaps it’s something a little more time consuming, like refinishing floors or replacing a bath tub. Big or small, complicated or easy – R.I.A. FCU has some ideas for a spring spruce up—on a budget.
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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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  • Should I Buy a Home During a Pandemic?

    Posted on March 30, 2020 by Brooke Keck – Mortgage Loan Originator
    Q: I’ve been planning to buy my first home this spring, and I’ve spent years preparing for this purchase. Now that the coronavirus has had a negative impact on the economy, I’m wondering if I should go through with my plans. Is it a good idea to buy a house during a pandemic?
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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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