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Tidying Up Your Financial Life

Those looking to tidy up their homes and lives have taken to Marie Kondo and her KonMari method. If you've seen her Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo or read any of her books on the subject, you know she's all about inspiring others to choose joy when they organize.

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6 Good Uses for a Personal Loan

Even the most careful of investors and planners can sometimes get caught off guard by life. In those moments, a personal loan can really make a difference. We've compiled six ways a personal loan can be helpful.

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Your Springtime Home Maintenance Checklist

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It has been a long winter. There is no better time to clean up your house than right now, before the summer arrives and you are going off on some much-needed adventures. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your house and property in great shape. It's time for some springtime home maintenance!

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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 2022

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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