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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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IRCO School Supply Drive

School Supplies for Children

This year, Rivermark Community Credit Union partnered with IRCO to collect donations for students across our region. Rivermark members who are local to the Hawthorne and Tualatin branches showed their generosity in giving this year, and we are grateful to all our members who donated this year!

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Shop Smarter

Grocery Shopping

In this month's Twelve Months To Financial Fitness Challenge, we look at shopping habits that could be hurting your budget, and smarter, budget-friendly alternatives. Shopping expenses can be challenging to keep track of and keep under control because life happens, and unexpected purchases can come out of nowhere. Join us this month as we tackle keeping your shopping spending down.

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Preparing Yourself for the Costs of Having a Pet

boy with his puppy

Pet expenses in the United States exceeded 99 billion dollars in 2019, a figure which has consistently increased year-to-year (statista.com). To no one’s surprise, pet ownership numbers have also grown: Approximately 67 percent of American households reported owning at least one pet, and those numbers increased during the pandemic. For many, pets are more than companions—they are part of the family. However, it’s important to remember that caring for a pet can significantly impact your finances and should be part of the household budget.

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2021 Golf Recap

This year's annual charity golf tournament was a huge success. We raised $42,380.12 for the Rivermark Community Fund, which supports nonprofit housing organizations in the areas we serve.

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Entertaining at Home

Family dinner

If you’ve been staying at home lately, you probably realize you are saving A LOT of money on entertainment costs, but you may be getting bored. For this month’s Twelve Months To Financial Fitness, we share some fresh new ideas for entertaining at home to keep everyone happy—and keep money in your savings account.

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