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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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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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5 Easy Steps to Cut Cable

Have you ever thought about cutting cable? It can be a great way to save money and a low-cost way to tailor your TV channels to your tastes. Streaming services are on the rise, last year saw the addition of Apple TV + as well as Disney +, who saw 10 million people sign up in one day!

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Are You on the Right Track for Retirement?

Figuring out exactly how much you need for retirement can be tricky. Most people avoid the subject because it can be too stressful, or they think it is too far in the future to worry about. According to a Yahoo finance survey, 64% of Americans will retire with less than $10,000 in their retirement savings while 45% say they don’t save because they feel they don’t make enough money. You may feel the same way, but there is hope! This article will help get you on the right track and in the mindset of saving for retirement.

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Tips to Avoid IRS Scams

Tax season is just around the corner and everybody has to pay taxes! However, if you pay attention to this information, you can avoid falling for a scam!

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What to do Before Buying a Car

Last week I decided to buy a new car. The one I picked out gets great gas mileage and has a lot of cool features, but the most important thing is I got an amazing deal on it. For some, buying a new car is a stressful, drawn-out process, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the biggest challenges is sim

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