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9 Ways to Save Without Suffering

We all know we should save more money than we do. We either need to pay down debt, build an emergency fund, or save for retirement; perhaps even all three!  Accomplishing these goals can be tough, but perhaps not so much if you choose to save smarter, not harder. Try these handy tips to help you save, and you just might find yourself with a tidy savings balance you never thought possible. ...Read More

5 Spending Tips to Bring You Less Stress (and More Joy!) This Holiday Season

After another year full of twists and turns brought on by a global pandemic, many Americans are understandably looking forward to the holiday season.   This year, many Americans may find they are dealing with financial setbacks such as a loss of employment, reduced income, or other unanticipated expenses that may make it more difficult to avoid having holiday debt follow them into the new year. Here are five tips designed to give you less stress and more joy this holiday season: ...Read More

The Hidden Cost of Delivery

The ease and convenience of home grocery delivery and meal delivery services can be a lifesaver as people continue to manage through COVID - especially for the homebound or those with high-risk health conditions. Food delivery is also essential for households without transportation, and helpful to anyone who decides that home grocery and meal delivery are services that meet their needs. ...Read More

Get your credit score back on track with Radiant Credit Union

Perhaps the great credit score you earned and enjoyed in the past is now a little tarnished, and could use a little… freshening up. This could be due to some less-than-perfect choices on your part, or just some tough life circumstances. Or, you may be just starting out and are building your credit score for the first time. Whatever the reason your credit score needs some help, you can rely on Radiant Credit Union to help you get your credit score back on track and heading in the right direction. ...Read More

7 Resolutions to Make 2021 “The Year of the Dollar”

The New Year is traditionally a time of renewal. We have never needed renewal more than right now, as 2020 rolls over onto a clean slate for 2021! Now is a great time to make bold, decisive changes in your life. If you’re looking for some resolutions to improve your finances, we’re pleased to offer seven ways to make this your “Year of the Dollar!” ...Read More

4 Financial New Year’s Resolutions to Kickstart Your New Year

Get more exercise. Lose weight. Quit smoking. These are the bold boasts of New Year’s resolutions. Folks commit themselves to radically changing their lives at the start of the calendar year. According to inc.com, “studies show that about 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions each year – sadly, only about 8% of us achieve them.” Most of our resolutions revolve around physical health and wellness. For our purposes here, that same line of thinking can be taken in the context of your financial health. Let’s look at some of the most oft-made New Year’s resolutions and how to translate them into personal finance resolutions. We’ve also included a few tips on how to stick to them! ...Read More

7 Ways to Spring Clean for Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape. The warmer weather and the brilliant sunshine pouring through your windows can fill you with boundless energy. You’re going to banish those dust bunnies! Every piece of useless clutter must go! You are on a mission to turn your home into a sparkling palace that is completely free of junk. ...Read More