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Supporting the Ukrainian CU Displacement Fund

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We are joining credit unions from around the world to support the Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund which will direct support to mitigate both short and long-term impacts to Ukraine's credit union system and those that look to it for support, including both employees and members. Rivermark has donated $5,000 to the Fund.

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Great Food Drive

Great Food Drive

Rivermark is a proud sponsor of the KGW Great Food Drive. More than 10 million pounds of food have been donated since our involvement began in 2017, providing over 8,500,000 meals to local families. We appreciate every dollar you donate to the Oregon Food Bank through the KGW Great Food Drive! We are accepting cash donations at all of our branches through the end of March, or you can make a donation online.

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Build an Emergency Fund

Are you prepared for an emergency? If not, you need to start building an emergency fund today. This is money that you save specifically for emergencies. When something unexpected comes up and you need money fast, your emergency fund will be there to help you out. In this blog post, we will teach you how to build an emergency fund quickly and easily. Follow these 7 simple steps and you will be on your way to financial security!

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Six Easy Ways to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

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The economy today makes it essential to save money wherever you can. People tend to fear having to sacrifice the things they enjoy for the sake of keeping more cash in their pockets. The good news is that you can save money without sacrificing the lifestyle you enjoy. Here are some tips for saving money without giving up what you love.

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Rivermark Receives CDFI

Rivermark Community Credit Union announced that it has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Department of Treasury. CDFIs are mission driven organizations that focus on serving low-income and underserved communities. Rivermark joins 1,300+ financial institutions nationwide, and just 10 Oregon based credit unions to achieve this certification.

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5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Budget

You've created a budget that looks great on paper. You've established different spending categories and established reasonable limits. Despite these efforts, you still run into problems on a regular basis. Sound familiar? Double-check your budget based on factors such as income and goals. When everything appears to be going well, ask yourself if any of these common financial habits are derailing your plans.

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10 Financial New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year again: time to make resolutions for the new year. If you're like most people, your list probably includes some common resolutions like losing weight, getting fit, or eating healthier. But have you ever thought about including financial resolutions on your list? Here are 10 financial New Year's resolutions to consider.

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Quick Tips For Paying Down Debt

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Getting rid of your consumer debt is an excellent way to increase your credit score, relieve financial stress, and place yourself in a position to succeed financially in the future. However, it can also be a challenge to do so with rising costs, a shortage of funds, and sometimes overwhelming interest costs. Not to worry! Here are some easy ways to get started on reducing your debt today.

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Prepare for the New Year

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Every year people make resolutions to change their lives for the better. But far too often these resolutions are broken within weeks of making them. The truth is, it’s hard to stick with anything in life if you haven’t properly prepared for it, and that goes double when you haven’t done your research on how best to accomplish what you want. That's why we've compiled 25 things you can do this year before January 1st comes around so that the New Year will be full of promise instead of disappointment.

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Holiday Travel Advice

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In order to be with family and friends during the holidays, millions of Americans travel across the country and around the world every year. While most people are aware that traveling takes time, most people do not always include travel expenses in their holiday budgets, and that could be a big mistake. To help you out, we've put together some time-saving and money-saving travel tips for the holidays.

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