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Do You Have Enough Money to Buy a Home?

Buying a home is the American dream. While it’s obvious that buying a house takes money, some of the lesser-known costs can really add up quick, catching some potential homeowners off guard. Here’s a list of those possible costs as you save toward your dream home.

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Remodeling Your Home

Every homeowner wishes to change things after some time. The big question is where to start. It seems that once a small project begins, a bigger project quickly takes shape, and this can create a problem with any budget. By taking the time to research your project, you can find creative ways to stretch the remodeling budget and end up with the home you want.

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Buying Your Next Home

If you are in the market for your next home, you may find yourself facing a dilemma – sell first and then buy, or buy first and then sell? While this can be a stressful, rest assured that investing in real estate can be a great way to build wealth. When you’re considering purchasing that second home, here are just a few tips to take into consideration before you go house shopping.

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Buying Your First Home

There comes a time when you want to settle down and have a place you can call your own. A place where there are no landlords, no property management companies and no one to tell you “no.” Your first home is all these things and more, but before you make this investment, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the costs and the process.

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Rivermark Economic Impact Report

ECONorthwest recently delivered an independent analysis that analyzed the gross economic impacts of credit unions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. ECONorthwest calculated the following gross economic impacts for Rivermark Community Credit Union in the calendar year of 2018.

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Children and Finances

parent and child with piggy bank

New parents have many responsibilities. As well as planning and budgeting for another human's financial well-being, you have more expenses. Additionally, how you save and spend money will likely influence how your child approaches finances. All of this can seem overwhelming at first, but with a strategic approach, you and your family can prepare. Here are some ways to approach a new baby financially.

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