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How To Manage Your Student Loans During the Pandemic

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Along with other bills, there is one type of bill causing many Americans to worry during the Coronvirus pandemic—Student Loans. Even before COVID-19, millions of Americans were suffering under high-interest student loan debt. Now, with lower incomes and overall financial insecurity, those with student loans are wondering if they will ever recover. This article features information on how to receive financial relief during the pandemic.

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5 Facts About Being a First-Time Homeowner

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There is a lot to know (or learn about) when you’re a first-time homeowner. Such as scheduling mortgage payments and putting together an attractive yet functional curb appeal. But there’s more. As new parts of this experience emerge, there are a handful of things that you should be prepared for. Here are five facts about being a first-time homeowner that you should take into consideration.

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What Are the Steps and Requirements of Getting Car Loans in Oregon?

Everyone should feel like they have access to owning a vehicle. Having your own car gives you flexibility and control over how and when you get places, and it provides you with a sense of freedom that you can’t get with public transportation. But not everyone has the funds to purchase a car on their own. That’s where a car loan comes in.

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Benefits of Teen Savings and Checking Accounts

It’s never too early to teach your kids the importance of financial responsibility. When they’re young, it could be as simple as providing them with an allowance so they can learn how to save some, spend some, and perhaps even give some to a worthy cause. But as your child grows older and enters the teen years, they’ll need to learn more about budgeting and money management principles. One of the best ways to do that is to open a checking and savings account with a linked debit card.

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Easing Anxiety

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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every corner of the globe and all areas of our lives. It has changed the way we do things in ways most of us never would have imagined. It’s not surprising that most of us are feeling stressed and anxious, and our kids, too, are feeling the effects–especially children with an existing anxiety disorder. Fortunately, there are things we can do to help kids cope during this stressful time.

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Remote Banking Options

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As we work through the impacts of this unprecedented time, we encourage you to take advantage of the remote and digital banking options that are available to Rivermark members. You can complete nearly all banking functions remotely, that you could do at a branch. Are you utilizing all of our online and mobile banking features?

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5 Must Have Checking Features

Whether you’re on the hunt for good checking accounts with the best features and benefits, or you’re just browsing and keeping your options open, you can always find new ways to better manage your finances. When searching for a checking account, you’ll notice each financial institution offers varying features and benefits. How do you figure out which are best for your needs? Rest assured, we’ll discuss the best features you should consider when searching for good checking accounts.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Home Equity Loan

If you own a home and have been paying it off for a while, you probably have acquired some home equity. If you’re unfamiliar with what home equity is, it’s simply the difference between your home’s value and the outstanding balance on your mortgage. The resulting number can be used for a variety of things when you get a home equity loan.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

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Scammers are capitalizing on the coronavirus outbreak by targeting businesses and consumers through various schemes. There has been a marked uptick in fraud attempts to take advantage of this situation. Please remain as vigilant on the internet as you are washing your hands. The following steps will help you all stay safe.

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Fun Family Activities for When You're Stuck Indoors

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When your family has to stay inside for days, weeks, or even longer periods of time—boredom can set in quickly. It might be tempting to let your kids spend hours in front of a screen, but many experts recommend limiting their screen time. If you're looking to mix things up, consider these fun and creative activities that the entire family will enjoy.

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