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  • What's New at RCU? Pay Friends and Family with RCUpay

    Feb 05, 2019 | Full story
    Group of friends on a mobile phoneRCUpay is a secure, speedy way to send money to someone else from your mobile device. No need to pull out the checkbook or hunt around for cash. For fellow RCU Members, payment is immediate and for non-members, it takes only 2-3 business days.
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    • RCUPay
    • Products
    • Blog
  • Knocking Down Debt

    Jan 03, 2019 | Full story
    Person looking at financial documents while using a calculatorChances are, over the holidays you opened a few store credit cards to take advantage of in-house specials. It’s great to get that discount, but if you leave balances on those cards, you’re paying high interest rates. (One popular department store, for instance, charges 27.24% APR.) We’d like to help you knock down that debt more quickly.
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    • Financial Tips
    • Financial Wellness
    • Blog
  • Your Reverse Mortgage Questions Answered

    Jan 03, 2019 | Full story
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    We know many of you have questions about reverse mortgages—What are they? Who can qualify? What’s the difference between a reverse mortgage and a home equity loan? To answer these questions, we went to our trusted partner Ron Kamler, CEO of Alliance Reverse Mortgage.

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  • A Budget Breakdown for Financial Wellness

    Jan 03, 2019 | Full story
    Spending Plan: 35% in housing, 25% in other living expenses, 15% in transportation, 10% in savings, and 15% in debt

    Do you ever wonder if you’re spending your money on the right things? From transportation to entertainment, to the amount of debt you’re carrying, a comparison of your expenses to what’s recommended may highlight areas for adjustment. We’ve created a handy, interactive pie chart to help you with the process.

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    • Blog
    • Financial Tips
  • 5 Ways to Up Your Money Game in 2019

    Dec 03, 2018 | Full story
    Grandparents hugging granddaughterBy now, most people have made their resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. While the most popular resolutions tend to focus on physical health, the start of a new year is also a perfect time to prioritize your financial wellness. Ready to get started? Here we go!
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    • Financial Wellness
    • Financial Tips
    • Blog
  • Holiday Scams (and how to avoid them)

    Nov 30, 2018 | Full story
    holly berry branchThe holidays are here – a time for friends, family, and (unfortunately) fraudsters. Because we want to make sure you and your family stay safe, we’re sharing some common holiday scams, so you can be sure to avoid them.
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    • Your Security
    • Security and Privacy
    • Blog
  • Personalized Gifts Your Family Will Love, and So Will Your Wallet!

    Nov 19, 2018 | Full story
    holiday giftsThe holidays can be a fun and magical time, but they can also be a busy time—from planning parties, to decorating your house, to shopping for presents. Here are six DIY gifts your friends and family will love, and they won’t take too much of your time or break the bank!
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  • A Holiday Message from the CEO

    Nov 06, 2018 | Full story
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    A holiday message from Brett Martinez, President & CEO.
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    • CEO Message
  • 8 Things to Consider Before Starting A Business

    Sep 27, 2018 | Full story
    businessHave you always wanted to start your own business? It’s an exciting prospect! But before you make the leap, consider these eight things.
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  • Community Strong: A Message From the President & CEO

    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
    Brett Martinez
    This month marks the one-year anniversary of the North Bay Fires. While the fires significantly impacted 4 of the 8 local counties we serve, it also proved how strong our communities can be when people unite to help each other. We were honored to play a part by helping our Members, employees and communities in many ways.
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    • CEO Message
  • International Credit Union Day

    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
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    For nearly two centuries, financial cooperatives have encouraged people from every walk of life to work together to better their own situation and that of their communities. This year, on October 18th, we're celebrating International Credit Union Day's platinum anniversary—70 years of doing good work together. To commemorate the day, we’re holding fun Facebook contests and donating to a food bank near you.

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    • Blog
  • 5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
    Person purchasing something on a laptopAs things get busy over the holidays, many of us rely on online shopping to make life easier. Unfortunately, at this time of year, online scammers are also very active. At RCU, you have zero liability for fraudulent charges, which means if you didn’t authorize it, you don’t pay. But all Members of the credit union have a vested interest in keeping fraud to a minimum because it saves money in the long run.  Here are five tips on how to help keep your information safe.
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    • Security and Privacy
    • Blog
  • A Present that Gives Forever: Youth Accounts

    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
    RCU mascot Reddy with a giftThis year, give the child or teen in your life a youth account from RCU. Imagine what you could have accomplished if you’d started saving early. Your child can save for his or her first car, college tuition, or even early retirement! RCU offers three different types of accounts—one for kids, another for teens, and yet another for young adults.
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  • Keeping It Local

    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
    Shop local tagThis holiday season, try to shop locally whenever possible. The personal touch you get with a local retailer feels good at this hectic time of year and it helps to keep tax dollars in the community, supporting infrastructure such as roads, education, and fire services. 
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    • In the Community
    • Blog
  • 4 Creative Ways to Stretch Your Holiday Budget

    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
    Woman walking with shopping bagsSometimes we tell ourselves that breaking our budget and using credit cards a little more freely during the holidays is okay because we’ll get back on track in the new year. But wouldn’t it be nice to enter the year with a clean slate and less financial burden? Here are four creative ways to get the most from your money this holiday season.

     

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  • Protecting Your Privacy and Security

    Jun 11, 2018 | Full story
    Brett Martinez

    A Message from the President & CEO

    Partnering with you to protect the privacy and security of your personal and account information is a commitment we take seriously. We never sell or share your information, and we take extensive, proactive measures to ensure our systems and technology are secure. You can be confident it’s safe to use technology to access your RCU accounts and perform transactions.
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    • CEO Message
  • Timely Tip: Shred-a-Thons

    Jun 08, 2018 | Full story
    Shred-a-ThonsWith the rise of identity theft, it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect your privacy. RCU is committed to helping you do this, and one way we accomplish that is with our free document shredding events.
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    • In the Community
    • Blog
  • Pay Any Way

    Jun 08, 2018 | Full story
    Pay Any WayHave you heard about our award-winning, person-to-person (P2P) payment system—RCUpay? Like Venmo, it’s free and easy to use, and you can pay anyone, even if they’re not an RCU Member! (And if they are a Member, payment is instantly available to be claimed.)
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    • Products
    • RCUPay
    • Blog
  • Election of Volunteer Officials

    Jun 08, 2018 | Full story
    Annual Report 2018At our recent Annual Membership Meeting, we elected our Officials. All are dedicated Members who volunteer their time to provide leadership on RCU’s Board and Supervisory Committee. See who's serving on your behalf!
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  • Your ATM Fees Are Covered (Automatically!)

    Jun 08, 2018 | Full story
    ATM Fees CoveredYou can now get cash at any bank or other ATM (except at casinos and outside the U.S.) and we’ll cover the fee issued by the other bank, automatically! Still have questions? Read on!
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    • Products
    • Blog