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10 Ways to Save for the Holidays

Many people find themselves in the difficult position of having a limited budget for gifts during the holiday season. The good news is that there are many ways that you can save money while still giving high-quality gifts to your loved ones! The holiday season is a joyous time of year, and we want to make sure you can enjoy it without worrying about money.

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Thanksgiving on a Budget

It's that time of year again where we gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. It's also a time for us to take stock of all we have, be grateful, and give thanks. But there is one thing I've noticed about Thanksgiving: it can get expensive! Fortunately, you don't need to break the bank in order to host a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner this year. Here are 5 ways you can save money when hosting your own special celebration on Thanksgiving!

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2021 Grant Winner

Oregon Energy Fund

The Rivermark Community Fund has directed its 2021 grant to provide $20,000 in utility bill assistance through the Oregon Energy Fund (OEF). The donation will support households in Clackamas, Gilliam, Hood River, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill counties. Amidst lingering financial challenges from the pandemic that range from global supply chain constraints and rising costs to staffing shortages and stagnant wages, many US residents face steep increases in the cost of heating their home and keeping the lights on this winter.

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Rebuilding Together Day

Rivermark employees and their family members sprang into action for another volunteer day with Rebuilding Together Portland. Rain or shine, the team of 17 had a hearty list of home improvements planned, and thankfully, the sun showed up and shined on throughout the workday.

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Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

The cold weather months are coming up, and that means one thing: it's time to start figuring out how you can save money on your energy bill. With the winter months being notoriously expensive for heating bills, there are many ways to cut down on utility costs without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Here are ten ways to save money on your energy bill each month!

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Urban League FEC

As many of you know, Rivermark strives to build and give back to the community we serve. Financial wellness is at the heart of the Credit Union industry and is an ongoing focus at Rivermark. With that, we are excited to announce Rivermark's latest initiative in collaboration with other local credit unions: The Urban League Financial Empowerment Collaborative.

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10 Important Cyber Security Tips

October is Cyber Security Month, and it's no secret that hacking and cyber security breaches are increasing each year. In fact, it is estimated that over 3 billion people will be affected by a data breach in 2021. That means more than half of the world's population could have their private information leaked online! In this post, we'll discuss 10 important Cyber Security tips that you should follow if you want to protect yourself from malicious hackers and keep your private information safe online.

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1 Million Video Teller Transactions

Rivermark recently hit a huge milestone . . . 1 million video teller transactions! In September, we celebrated this milestone by giving away $100 at random to members using our video teller machines. Thank you to our members for embracing the video teller technology that allows Rivermark to lead in access and convenience.

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Save Money Every Day

Reviewing Receipts

If you're looking to save money on a monthly basis, it's important to have a plan. It can be hard to find the motivation and discipline necessary to save if you don't know where your money is going or what it's being used for. That's why we've created this guide - so that you'll know exactly how much you need to spend in order to reach your savings goals at the end of each day of the month.

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Save Money for Halloween

It's October and you know what that means... you've been waiting all year for this! The time has finally arrived: Halloween is just around the corner. If you're like me, then your mind is racing with ideas on how to spend as little money as possible and still have a great night of tricks or treats (or maybe both!)

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