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Protecting Your Property

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When thinking about insurance, protecting your property should be at the top of your list. In this installment of our Insurance Series we talk about just that: how to insure your investments through optimal property insurance. As with any coverage, it is important to have adequate coverage to cover your potential property loss.

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Analyze Spending

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Welcome to our newest series: Twelve Months To Financial Fitness. Over the next 12 months, we will provide you with personal challenges to help you on your way to a financially fit new year. For January, we take a look at analyzing your spending. Spending analysis is much more than setting a budget. It’s taking an honest look at where your money is really going, figuring out where it should be going, and then getting it there.

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Avoiding Senior Scams

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If you have a senior you care for, this article is for you. We provide essential information and resources for seniors in your life. Many times, financial and other issues faced by seniors can go overlooked or unnoticed. We'll share tips to help you identify potential problems.

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Financially Themed Gifts

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The financial habits and money management skills kids learn can follow them for the rest of their lives. If you want to get your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews off to a great start, giving financially-themed gifts is always a good idea. These financially-savvy gifts are always appropriate, and they will be used and appreciated long after the current holiday season has ended.

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Giving Back in Uncertain Times

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This article focuses on the benefits of giving back to your community, and ways to do it. Giving back to the community can give you a sense of purpose and positivity. It can also help you connect with others and even grow your skills or learn new ones. If you are looking for ways to boost your mood, use extra free time productively, and set positive examples for friends, family, and children in your life, we have a few ideas to get you going. Below are our top picks for giving back this winter.

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Ways to Control Holiday Budget

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The holiday season is almost here, and now is the perfect time to get started. But before you head out with your credit card in hand, it is essential to set a plan and create a realistic budget. It is easy to overspend with all of the excitement, but spending too much now could mean months of bills and high credit card charges in the new year. Most people want to control their holiday spending but get wrapped up in the festivities, and their good intentions get lost. Below are five creative ways to keep your holiday budget on track.

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2020 Grant Recipient

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Each year, Rivermark evaluates the needs facing the communities it serves and selects a grant recipient from the Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. We are pleased to announce Rebuilding Together as this year’s $20,000 grant recipient.

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Data Security for Remote Workers

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Many workers are still working remotely, at least part-time. Moving your "office" to your home has conveniences and challenges — Cybersecurity being one of them. Many people don't have proper knowledge and preparation for potential security threats. Working from home presents a lot of opportunity for someone's personal or business data to be compromised or stolen. The good news is that remote workers can take steps to protect their information and information from their employers. Here are some simple ways to keep your data safe while working from home.

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Close To Retirement?

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The closer you get to retirement, the more excited you may be—and more worried. If you are 18 to 24 months away from retirement, this article is for you. You may still be wondering if you have enough saved, or if you can (or should) plan on finding a supplemental income. How will an uncertain economy affect your retirement? We answer these questions and more below.

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Quick Tips to Pay Down Debt

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Lowering consumer debt can be a great way to raise your credit score, cut down on financial stress, and put you on track for a more financially fit future. However, it can also be challenging to do with rising costs, limited funds, and sometimes overwhelming interest costs. Here are some easy ways to start lowering your debt today.

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