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Start a Budget

For a lot of folks, the first step to setting a budget is often the hardest, because you have to stare your ‘bad’ habits right in the face (for example, your daily double-mocha-whipped-yumminess). But once you get a handle on where your money is going, you can set realistic goals for spending (and saving). So, take a deep breath and dive right in.

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Automate Your Savings

Automatically putting money away into your savings account is the easiest way to ensure you’re growing your savings. For Rivermark members, automating these transfers to your savings is very easy! Follow these simple steps:

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Make Wise Savings Decisions

Putting money away for a rainy day (or a sunny one, for that matter), will give you added security in case of emergency, and will help you avoid financial pit-falls like high credit card debt. Understanding the different savings options available arms you with the knowledge you need to make the most of the money you save.

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Buying Your First Car: Where to Shop For a Car

Whether you're cruising down the highway of independence or shifting gears into adulthood, buying your first car is an exciting milestone. It's a journey that takes a bit of planning and decision-making, and here at Rivermark Credit Union, we're all about helping you navigate through this process.

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Buying vs. Leasing a Car

When you decide to get a new car, the process can be overwhelming. There are many decisions you have to make. One of the most important decisions is whether you want to buy the car or to lease it. To help decide, we’ve put together some advantages and disadvantages of buying versus leasing.

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Auto Refinancing: Your Worthwhile Path to Savings?

For most people, an auto loan is what makes it possible to buy a car. You agree to the terms, interest rate, and monthly payment because it allows you the freedom to have your own vehicle. Depending on your circumstances, the terms of that loan may have felt reasonable at the time. But as time goes on, you may feel like there are better options out there.

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How to Know When to Refinance Your Home

If you already own your own home, then it is possible to refinance that home at any time. In fact, refinancing your home could save you money overall. However, it’s important to weigh the costs with the benefits before starting your application. Here’s what you need to know.

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Buying a Vehicle

Buying a car is a major purchase, and one that can cost more than you’d like if you don’t have the information that you need each step of the way.

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