News and tips from Rio Grande Credit Union
- The Benefits of Using Mobile Payments
Tired of digging out cash or cards at the checkout? Try mobile payment! It’s easy to set up on either Android or Apple phones, and the payments are the most secure around. To pay, just tap or wave your phone near the payment terminal, and that’s it.
- Summer Scam Alert!
Summer is time for fun, whether you’re on vacation or just hanging out at home, but scammers will come after you no matter where you are. We’ll help you steer clear!
- 7 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Road Trip
Ready to hit the road for summer vacation? We have plenty of tips to help you protect your budget from a financial sunburn while still letting you plan the trip of a lifetime!
- Post Pandemic Money Moves
With the pandemic in retreat and things like going out to dinner and going back to work happening, it’s time to make sure your financial life is still in order.
- Home Improvements That May Add Value to Your Home
It’s renovation season – here are some home updates that may pay off in the long run.
- Scam Alert: Beware Of Child Tax Credit Scams
Checks are about to go out for the advanced Child Tax Credit, and of course, the scent of government money is drawing scammers like flies.
- Dine on a Dime: Fruit Pizza
A fruity and festive favorite! Fruit pizza is the perfect dessert to celebrate Independence Day this weekend.
- What Do I Need to Know About the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments?
Did you know the Child Tax Credit will be increased this year and paid out in advance? Read on as we cover all details, including reasons why you might not want to take the early checks.
- Looking for Work? Avoid Job Scams
As more people continue looking for work-from-home jobs, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns against falling for job scams.
- All About Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a day to acknowledge + celebrate the empancipation of African Americans enslaved in the United States. Read on to learn the history of Juneteenth and how you can spend the day as we continue in our journey of racial equality for all.
- 3 Credit Card Myths - Debunked!
Having a hard time knowing what’s true and what’s not when it comes to credit cards? Here’s the scoop on some common credit card myths!
- 20 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day - Without Breaking the Bank!
Here are 20 ways you can honor dad this Father's Day - without breaking the bank!
- Buy Now, Pay Later
If you do any kind of online shopping, you’ve seen “Buy Now, Pay Later” or #BNPL offers. Even retail stores are offering them. Are they a good idea? What are the pitfalls?
- More money is coming to families and scammers are ready
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible families will get monthly payments from the government from July 15 through December 2021. But scammers are ready.
- 5 Steps to Take Before Making a Large Purchase
If you’ve made a major purchase on impulse, because of retail therapy or for any other reason, you’re not alone.
- 3 Ways to Reward Yourself With Your Everyday Banking
While the word check is in the name – a checking account is much more than that these days. In fact, most checking accounts have nothing to do with writing checks anymore.
- Who’s really calling you?
Scammers are calling posing as representatives from major companies, where they notify the victim that they have accidentally been sent an excessive refund. Learn how to avoid falling victim.
- COVID-19 Update: Changes to Lobby Visits
RGCU continues to follow CDC Guidelines as adopted by the State of New Mexico including recent guidelines on wearing masks.
- Essential Tools for Every New Homeowner
One of the most important jobs for any new homeowner is assembling a tool kit. Find out what should add to your shopping list in order to get started.
- Scammers Are Pulling Out an Old Trick: Micro-Deposits
Scammers are always upping their game, and they’ve recently pulled out an old trick: the micro-deposit scam.
- When Can I Do It Myself and When Should I Leave it to the Pros?
Looking to do a little DIY home improvement? While there are YouTube videos by the thousands to help you, just be sure you don’t get in over your head!
- 7 Reasons Not to Skip a Home Inspection
In the market for a new home? Don’t forget to include an inspection contingency in your contract! Here are 7 reasons to not skip a home inspection
- Navigating the current auto market
If you’re in the market for a car, you might be in for a shock. Learn why prices are so high and get some tips to help you navigate.
- Beware the USPS Smishing Text Scam
Have you heard about the smishing scam in which the scammers pose as the USPS? Just like all the rest, they’ll steal your identity and as much of your money as they can grab. Beware of this scam!
- Dine on a Dime: Waffles, Bacon and Eggs
Move over, breakfast! It’s waffles, bacon and eggs for dinner! Check out this delicious “Dine on Dime” dinner option for an easy (and budget-friendly) dinner for just under $8.
- Dine on a Dime: Fiesta Turkey Burgers
It's Memorial Day weekend. If you're planning to fire up the grill, you might want to consider giving your BBQ a fresh twist with these fantastic turkey burgers.