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5 Ways to Save for a Home Loan Down Payment

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There are many ways you can begin saving for your home loan down payment. Some ways will be easy, while others will take longer and require more sacrifices. So long as you’re committed to owning a home one day, these small sacrifices will be well worth it to accomplish your goals. Here a few ways you can start saving for a home loan down payment today.

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Teaching Kids And Teens Smart Money Habits

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If you have children of your own, you may be wondering how and when to start teaching them smart financial habits like saving early and spending responsibly. Younger kids enjoy the process of learning and earning rewards, while teens will be motivated to learn because they are yearning for financial independence. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few activities to help.

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10 Banking Terms You Should Know

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When it comes to banking, it’s important to understand what’s going on. You’ll want to know all the information available concerning your money in order to make the most well-informed decisions. There are many ways that you can become better educated on the banking process, and perhaps one of the best ways to keep yourself informed is to understand the many terms that are used in the banking world. Here are a few banking terms that everyone should know about.

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Stay on Track Summer Contest

Stay on Track Contest

Summer experiences can get expensive. Wherever your summer plans take you, it’s important to stay on the path to good financial health. BalanceTrack can help you “Stay on Track”! Presented by our partner in financial education, BALANCE, “Stay on Track” offers our BalanceTrack users the chance to win $500 and/or one of three $100 gift cards!

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Taking a Stand Against Inequality

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We mourn together the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others in our nation’s long struggle with systemic racism and inequality. With recent events and the underlying circumstances, I believe it is important to restate Rivermark's unequivocal commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion. READ ON FOR FULL CEO MESSAGE.

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Working From Home: The New Normal

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Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, working from home was a lofty goal for many people. While many companies were moving towards allowing more employees to work from home, this option was either technologically burdensome or resisted by management at many businesses. However, in March 2020, that all changed. For the last few months now, many of us have had to transition to working from home. In this article, we provide tips for avoiding common pitfalls and streamlining your WFH experience.

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Swapping Your Expenditures During The Pandemic

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Now more than ever, it’s important to think about the way we spend or save every dollar we make. In some cases, the quarantine orders have given us an opportunity to shift how we are spending money while staying at home. Below are our favorite tips on swapping what you spend your money on during the pandemic.

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How To Manage Your Student Loans During the Pandemic

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Along with other bills, there is one type of bill causing many Americans to worry during the Coronvirus pandemic—Student Loans. Even before COVID-19, millions of Americans were suffering under high-interest student loan debt. Now, with lower incomes and overall financial insecurity, those with student loans are wondering if they will ever recover. This article features information on how to receive financial relief during the pandemic.

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