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February 2024

  • Black History Month and Credit Unions

    The Black community has long found a financial home with the credit #union community, and we look forward to many more decades of success!

  • How to Find Happiness at Work

    Can work really be a source of happiness? You spend a lot of your life doing it, so of course it should! We’ve got a plan to keep you from becoming a drudge at the office.

  • Beware Mortgage Closing Scams

    Buying a new home puts you in the crosshairs of scammers looking for a big score. It’s easy to avoid them, though. Just follow our guide!

  • How Do I Prepare for Tax Season

    Tax time is lurking over the horizon, but with some early prep you can file like a pro this year. We’ve got tips to help!

  • Money Lessons For The Whole Family And Where To Find Them

    There are tons of easy ways to help your child grasp important money concepts in a fun way that won’t overwhelm them. Here’s a rundown.

  • Dine on a Dime: Cheesy Baked Tortellini in Meat Sauce

    A delicious, easy, inexpensive dinner option that will have everyone begging for doubles!

  • Best Time to Buy Furniture

    Does your furniture look like stuff you’ve seen piled on the side of the road? It’s time to replace it! But what’s the best time to shop? We’ve done the homework!

  • What Purchases Should I Charge to My Credit Card

    You need to use your credit to keep your credit rating up and drive it higher, but what are the smartest ways to use it? We’ve got a great list of tips!

  • How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    Yes, you can have a romantic Valentine’s Day and still save money. You just have to be smart, a little creative and watch out for marketing pitfalls. We’ve got plenty of intel to help!

  • How Parenthood Changes Your Finances

    When welcoming a new child into your family, you’ve gotta be as prepared as possible. Put simply, you’ll need affordable health and life insurance to protect your entire family should something happen. Here’s how to get your plan in place.

  • Pinto Bean Soup

    This recipe from The Bite celebrates one of New Mexico’s local crops, pinto beans.

  • 5 Tips for a Successful Single Retirement

    Going into retirement single gives you a few additional challenges, but we’ve got help! Use our handy guide to be sure you’re ready to hit the golden years in stride.

  • Should You Give Your Child An Allowance

    Wondering how to give your kids an allowance? We have some tips!

  • Home Improvement Hacks

    Need to remodel your home, but your budget doesn’t have room? We’ve got a great set of hacks that will let you refresh your home’s look without breaking the bank!

January 2024

  • Why Your Child Should Have a Savings Account

    Did you have a savings account when you were a kid? Whether or not you did, it’s important for your kids to have one!

  • Simple Steps to Start Saving

    You need to build up your savings, but it always seems to get bumped down your to-do list. We’ve got a handy guide to help you get started and make sure you’re putting money away!

  • Creating a Budget

    If you’re puzzled at the end of every month by how much money you have (or don’t have) left over, you need a budget! We’ll help you learn how to make and keep one!

  • How to Boost Your Productivity at Work

    Do you start the day full of motivation, then find half your tasks undone by the end of the day? We’ve got productivity hacks to help!

  • How to Staycation for Less

    You want to take a vacation, but you don’t want to come home to the big bills from travel. It’s simple: Plan a staycation! We’ve got tips to make your “trip” special and recharging.

  • How to Pay Yourself First

    Want to prioritize your personal savings? Try "Paying Yourself First" to get your savings accounts on track. 

  • How to Track Your Spending

    Need some help tracking your spending for 2024? We’ve outlined how to track your spending in 3 easy steps.

  • 8 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Consumer Choices

    You want to be a good steward of the environment, but you’ve got shopping to do! Actually, it’s possible to accomplish both goals at the same time. Let us show you how!

  • How to Save on Heating Costs This Winter

    Are you dreading the winter heating bills? We’ve got a set of hacks that will help you stay toasty warm without setting fire to your checking account!

  • Dine on a Dime: Spicy Thai Winter Squash Soup

    Cozy up with hardy winter squash, a must-have staple for health-conscious home cooks.

  • Winter is Here. Time to Start Saving for Summer Vacation

    It may seem like we’ve got a way to go, but the summer months are just around the corner. Now is the time to start planning for your summer vacation.

  • Don’t Get Caught in a Credit Repair Scam

    Are you in the market for credit repair? There are hundreds of scammers in the market for you! Let us help you dodge the fraudsters and fix your score.

  • What to Know Before Buying a Used Car

    Have you decided a used car is the way to go to get yourself a new set of wheels? There are a lot of steps to complete, but our guide will keep you from getting lost along the way!

  • 6 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

    Dreading your annual resolution to finally drop 20 pounds? How about working on some financial resolutions for the new year? We’ve got some great ideas!

  • Yearly Review of Your Small Business

    You know you dread doing it: It’s time for the yearly review for your small business. But if you do it right, and we just happen to have some tips on that, it’ll put you way ahead going into 2024!

  • Savings Strategies for the New Year

    If one of your resolutions is to improve your savings, Rio Grande Credit Union has lots of options!