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Indoor Family Activities

Family cooking in the kitchen

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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Great Food Drive 2020

Great Food Drive

Rivermark is a proud sponsor of the KGW Great Food Drive for the 4th consecutive year. Since our involvement starting in 2017, over 6.7 million pounds of food has been donated; providing over 5,600,000 meals to local families. Help us collect one million pounds of food by the end of March. Donate cash or non-perishable food at our branches through the end of March or make a donation online.

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Do I Have Enough Money to Buy a House?

Model house by stack of coins

Since we always want you to feel comfortable asking questions about home loans and the costs you’ll need to be aware of when buying your house, we put together this blog post to help you answer some of the questions you might be asking.

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Should I Choose a HELOC or a Home Equity Loan?

Home Equity or HELOC?

When it comes to debt or large expenses, there are a lot of options. If you own your home, you may be able to utilize the equity in your home to access funds. Knowing the difference between a Home Equity Line of Credit and a Home Equity Loan can play an important role in making a good financial decision.

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10 Ways to Boost Your Home's Resale Value

Family in front of sold home

With housing values on the rise in many areas, you may be thinking about selling or updating your own property. Whether you're planning on entering the real estate market or you simply want to make your personal space more functional and enjoyable for you, here are some things you can do to improve the value of your home.

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2019 Community Impact Report

Group of Rivermark Volunteers

The name Rivermark has always been followed by Community and in 2019, we were more active than ever! Rivermark staff volunteered a whopping 1,486 hours! Combined with donations and sponsorships, Rivermark’s total community impact is over $160,000. View our 2019 Community Impact Report.

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Tips to Start the New Year Right

Couple reviewing finances

Every New Year is another chance to start anew. Maybe you plan to eat healthier, find a new job, or make new friends. Whatever your plans, setting the foundation for a prosperous year begins with some solid financial ideas and advice. We’ve compiled a handful of easy-to-do financial tips to start your new year right.

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Your Home Equity Can Enhance Your New Year

Family sitting on their couch

Looking to add some power to your family finances? The equity in your home could be the answer. Opening an equity line of credit gives you an instant emergency fund as well as access to money for remodels, family vacations, college educations, and any other expenses that could otherwise break your budget. Here are a few ways to put your equity to good use in the new year.

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