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  • Block Spam, Scams, and Robocalls!

    Dec 02, 2019 | Full story
    Person blocking a call on a smart phoneRedwood Credit Union cares deeply about your financial well-being, so we’ve done some research on blocking spam, scam and robocalls to help you evade them.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Blog
    • Security and Privacy
  • Say Hello to Your HELOC

    Dec 02, 2019 | Full story
    Couple in their homeA home equity line of credit (HELOC) gives you access to cash based on the value of your home. It can serve as a good source of funding for household renovations, new appliances, vehicle purchase, paying taxes, consolidating debt, and more. Learn how to open a HELOC or easily make use of the one you already have in place.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Car and Home
    • Home Equity Loans
    • Blog
  • 6 Ways to Cut Costs and Save Money Every Month

    Dec 02, 2019 | Full story
    Cutting down on expensesMaking a few small changes can get your spending and savings on track. Here are six helpful tips.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Car and Home
    • Personal Finance
    • Ways you can save
    • Blog
    • Financial Tips
    • Visa Platinum
  • Spot & Stop Fraud

    Dec 02, 2019 | Full story
    Spotting fraudToo often we see the devastating effect financial scams have on unsuspecting people. Education and awareness are the best defense against deception. These tips and resources can help you spot and stop scams before they steal your hard-earned savings.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Blog
    • Security and Privacy
  • Resolve to be Financially Healthy in 2020

    Dec 02, 2019 | Full story
    It’s almost here: a new year to begin afresh with your financial resolutions! Get a head start by determining your goals and improving 2020 outcomes with these financial tips.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Personal Finance
    • Savings
    • Save
    • Savings Accounts
    • Ways you can save
    • Ways You Can Save
    • Blog
    • Financial Tips
    • Financial Wellness
    • Redwood Review
    • Savings Account
  • Show Your Love for Local

    Nov 25, 2019 | Full story
    Person making a coffee drinkWith the year coming to an end, there’s never been a better time to show your love for local businesses. At Redwood Credit Union, we’re proud to support small businesses. We hope you’ll do the same and shop local this holiday season. 
    CATEGORIES:
    • Business
    • SBA Loans
    • Blog
    • Community
  • 5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Entertaining

    Nov 20, 2019 | Full story
    Family having a holiday dinnerFlavorful feasts take center stage during the holidays but making and serving holiday treats can be costly!  Here are five tips for keeping your holiday entertaining festive and budget friendly.
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    • Blog
  • A Message of Thanks from the CEO

    Nov 15, 2019 | Full story

    Thanksgiving message header image

    This holiday season, we’re grateful for many 
    things—first and foremost, you.

    CATEGORIES:
    • Blog
    • CEO Message
  • Add a Trot to Your Turkey Day Traditions

    Nov 14, 2019 | Full story
    TrotBefore (or after) you gobble down Thanksgiving dinner, consider trotting out for a run, walk, or stroll with your North Bay neighbors. Here are some local November Turkey Trots.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Blog
    • Community
    • Events
    • In the Community
  • Random Acts of Kindness: Your Gift Is in the Giving

    Nov 13, 2019 | Full story
    As the holidays near, thoughts of gratitude and “giving back” move top of mind. Along with gift giving and shared appreciation for family and friends, it can be fulfilling (and fun!) to surprise a stranger or someone in need with a random act of kindness. Consider these simple, inexpensive ways to make someone’s day.
    CATEGORIES:
    • holiday-donations
    • Blog
    • Community
  • Bite of Reality: October 14—A day of impact!

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full story
    BOR logoOn October 14, approximately 700 RCU employees will join forces to bring Bite of Reality financial programs to 20 high schools across Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Marin counties. On this one day, RCU expects to reach an estimated 3,570 high school juniors and seniors, preparing them for life through financial literacy.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Youth and Teens
    • Blog
    • Financial Wellness
  • Financial Education—A Day of Impact: A Message from the President & CEO

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full story
    Brett MartinezImagine the impact of all 700 Redwood Credit Union employees going out to local high schools on a single day to provide much-needed financial education. This month, RCU plans to do just that.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Youth and Teens
    • Life Planning & Education
    • Blog
    • CEO Message
  • Guard Against Fraud

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story

    Woman talking on phoneWe love to keep you safe, so we want to tell you about a current scam. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions and calling their cardholders. They pretend to have information about your account and ask for your card’s PIN. We will never do this. Find out how to guard yourself against fraud.

    CATEGORIES:
    • Blog
    • Security and Privacy
  • Pay Yourself First

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story
    stack of $100s in a pocketSome people are better at saving money than others. If you fall into the “others” category, never fear. RCU can help with a thing called automatic transfers. You may find that once the funds are in the savings account, you're more liable to let them stay there awhile!
    CATEGORIES:
    • Deposits
    • Savings
    • Automatic Savings Transfer
    • Money Market
    • Personal Certificates
    • Savings Accounts
    • Ways you can save
    • Blog
  • Halloween on a Dime

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story

    Group of pumpkins in patchThe National Retail Federation estimates that seven in ten Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average of $90 each. Costumes, treats, and decorations don’t come cheap. Here are a few tips to save money where you can.

    CATEGORIES:
    • Personal Finance
    • Credit Debit ATM Cards
    • Platinum Visa
    • Visa Signature Card
    • Blog
  • Six Ways to Stay Safe While Shopping Online

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story
    Hands typing on laptop

    Shopping online is a good way to find bargains, compare prices, and save money. And it’s very convenient at this busy time of the year. Unfortunately, as more of us go online, so do the scammers. Here are six simple ways to shop online more safely.

    CATEGORIES:
    • Platinum Visa
    • Visa Signature Card
    • Blog
    • Visa Platinum
    • Platinum Visa
  • International Credit Union Day – Local Service, Global Reach

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story

    Hands cupped around globeThursday, October 17 is International Credit Union (ICU) Day, a time to celebrate the many good things credit unions do for their communities and the people living in them. This year, ICU Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. 

    CATEGORIES:
    • RCU in the Community
    • Blog
    • ICU Day
  • ‘Tis the Season for Savings

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story

    Mother and childThere’s no better gift than giving a young person a head start on a successful future. When you open an RCU youth savings account, you help the child or teen in your life learn the value of saving. And with a little luck and effort, it could become a lifelong habit! 

    CATEGORIES:
    • Life Planning & Education
    • Youth and Teens
    • Savings
    • Savings Accounts
    • Youth Accounts
    • Blog
  • Holiday Gift and Food Drives

    Sep 06, 2019 | Full story

    Heart held by handsJoin RCU in making the holidays special for those in need by donating nonperishable food or new toys at any RCU branch.

    CATEGORIES:
    • Blog
  • Are You Prepared for an Emergency Expense?

    Aug 22, 2019 | Full story
    retired couple enjoying lifeNo one wants to contemplate worst-case scenarios. But when we don’t look at the “what ifs,” we sometimes fail to prepare for the unexpected. Trouble is, that can have serious financial consequences and add undue stress during an already stressful moment. RCU can help you build your rainy-day fund.
    CATEGORIES:
    • Deposits