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September 2022

  • How to Prepare your Home for Winter

    Now is the time to start preparing your house for the cold weather, but what does that actually mean? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following our comprehensive to-do list before the real cold sets in.

  • Tips for Updating your Fall Style

    What is it about a change in seasons that brings out the “I want to buy new clothes” in all of us? It’s true that cool weather means warmer clothes, but what were you wearing last winter? Here's some tips on how to update your style for the fall! 

  • How to Prepare Your Business for the Holiday Season

    The holidays may be a few months away, but it’s never too early to start planning. Here are some tips get your business ready for the Holiday Season.  

  • 8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

    In an effort to combat the reach of counterfeit bills, the Secret Service and the U.S. Treasury have added several identifying features to legitimate dollar bills to help citizens and business owners determine whether they are authentic.

  • Tips for Empty Nesters: Downsizing

    Whether you’re decluttering because your home has grown emptier or you need to get rid of half your belongings before you relocate, downsizing can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you downsize as an empty nester.

  • 21 Ways to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Since 1968, the month has offered Americans the opportunity to celebrate the unique histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

  • Dine on a Dime: Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

    Dine on a Dime: Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles. Save some cash with this healthy, affordable dinner. These zucchini noodles are an oven-free dinner and perfect for a September weeknight meal.

  • The Importance of Being Financially Fit

    Are you ready to stretch those financial fitness muscles? We hope so, because it’s time to get financially fit! The Importance of Being Financially Fit. 

  • How Members Can Save Money on Gas

    Driving around can be expensive, so, understandably, you would want to find ways to save cash on gas. Here are some useful tips that every RGCU members can use to save money on gas.

  • What to Buy and What to Skip in September

    Get ready for savings on big-ticket items this month! Here’s what to buy and what to skip in September. 

  • Security PSA: Don't Click on that Random Text

    Security PSA: Have you received a "too good to be true" text from Amazon? Or Walmart? Or Home Depot? These are scammers phishing for information, and the best thing you can do is ignore and delete. 

  • How Members Can Save Money at the Grocery Store

    Price Check on Aisle Savings! With inflation rising, now it’s important to make that dollar stretch as much as possible. Here are some useful tips to save money while you’re shopping for groceries. 

August 2022

  • Your Guide to the New Mexico Tax-Free Weekend Holiday

    Here's everything you need to know about the New Mexico Tax-Free Holiday. 

  • Scammers impersonate US immigration officers

    The FTC is warning consumers about a recent uptick in calls claiming to be ICE. It isn't ICE who is calling. It is usually scammers pretending to be from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

  • Supply Chain Shortage Woes

    Supply chain shortages have affected numerous industries and may be affecting our members. Everyday items like paper or baby formula are more scarce, and both companies and consumers are feeling the pinch. So what exactly is causing the supply chain shortage? Here are a couple of factors.

  • Back-to-School Shopping Hacks

    It’s back-to-school season, and that means you’ve got a list of stuff a mile long to buy. The good news is that you don’t need to break the budget during the second-biggest shopping season of the year.

  • What to Buy and What to Skip in August

    Independence Day sales are long gone and Labor Day is a month away, but you can still pick up great bargains in August. Here’s what to buy and what to skip in August.

  • How Can I Save on Entertainment Costs

    With inflation driving up costs on everything imaginable, my monthly budget has really taken a hit. I’m trying to trim it wherever possible and I’d love to cut back on the money I spend on recreation. How can I save on my entertainment costs? 

  • 8 Ways to Spot a Survey Scam

    Want to take surveys online to make some extra cash? It can be a great way to make pocket money, but watch out for scammers. We’ll help you stay safe! Here are 8 ways to spot a survey scam. 

  • Dine on a Dime: Fajita Style Quesadillas

    In the mood for Mexican food but don’t want to eat out? This quesadilla recipe brings you a delicious, healthy Mexican meal without going over your budget. 

  • 6 Steps for an end of summer financial checkup

    It feels like you just packed away the holiday decorations yesterday, but believe it or not, 2022 is months away from ending. Use the six steps detailed to guide you through your checkup.

  • Frugal Date Night Ideas

    All relationships have stages. If you and your partner are past the honeymoon stage and deep in the saving for the future stage, you don’t need to sacrifice romance. Keep your budget on track with frugal date nights and watch your relationship and savings account grow.

  • How to Shop for Fall on a Budget

    Looking for ways to save on your fall and winter clothing buys? We’ve got a whole list of tips to keep your budget warm! Read on for six timely money-saving tips this shopping season.