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All About Ohio's Tax Free Weekend

It’s back-to-school time! Things may look different this year, but one thing is for certain, kids will need school supplies. Each year, various states hold a tax-free weekend to make back-to-school shopping more affordable for parents. Ohio’s is this weekend and starts Friday. Between Friday at 12:00 AM to Sunday at 11:59 PM clothing, school supplies and instructional materials (up to a certain value) will be exempt from sales and use tax. The stores are usually more crowded during tax-free weekend, so you may be asking is it worth it? We think it is.

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River Valley Provides $12,500 to Community Members Impacted by COVID-19

In partnership with the Ohio Credit Union Foundation, River Valley Credit Union has provided $12,500 to members of the Dayton area who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-five individuals were each awarded a $500 grant to help cover some of their financial needs.

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10 Easy Ways to Save More at the Grocery

Be a Grocery Guru and Supermarket Saver with these quick and easy budgeting tips.

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Elder Abuse: How You Can Protect Yourself & Those You Love

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month – specifically June 15 is the day! There are so many areas where our elderly family and friends can be abused or mistreated. In the state of Ohio, your financial institution is one of many mandatory reporters. What that means is, we are to be looking out for your best interests. If we suspect someone may be mistreating you or taking advantage of you, we are obligated to report that.

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How to Protect Your Child's Identity

We all know how important it is to protect our identities, but have you ever thought to protect your child’s? Fraudsters can easily steal your child’s identity without you realizing it for years. Thieves use the information they same way they would yours, to open fake accounts, credit cards and loans. Children are an easy target for thieves, they have a clean slate so creating a fake identity is easy.

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Your Guide to Buying a Home

Owning a home is at the pinnacle of the American Dream and it is easy to see why. It provides security and stability while checking a box off your life to-do list. For many, owning a home is a sign of success and a way to show how hard they have worked. Yes, owning a home is a wonderful thing, but it is also a big responsibility. Oftentimes people don’t realize how big of a responsibility it can be and end up with more than they can handle, especially financially.

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River Valley Injects More Than $1,000,000 Into Local Economy

With thousands of people in the Miami Valley out of work or with reduced hours, River Valley Credit Union is helping members to keep more money in your accounts.

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How to Keep Your Stimulus Money Safe From Scammers

Everyone is looking forward to getting their coronavirus stimulus checks, and so are the scammers. Unfortunately, fraudsters are always trying to get their hands on your money, especially during a pandemic. At River Valley, we are here to help. Our Fraud Specialist has outlined some information below to help keep you and your money safe.

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A Message Concerning COVID-19 and Your River Valley Access.

River Valley Credit Union takes the safety and security of our members and staff very seriously. We continue to follow the recommendations of local officials and other federal agencies and want to assure you that you will continue to have access to your funds whenever you need them.

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Credit Unions Vs Banks: What is the Difference?

What is the difference between a credit union and a bank? We in the credit union movement get that question all the time. The truth is, not much, at least on the surface. We appear to be very similar. Both offer savings products, loan products, checking accounts, etc. We both deliver those services through various channels such as a branch network, mobile network, auto dealership networks, ATM’s and such. Banks typically are larger with more branches and more customers.

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