The Radiant Blog

Roth vs. Traditional: A Guide to Picking the Right IRA

Traditional individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs are popular choices for retirement savings, but with clear differences in terms of how your contributions are taxed. Let’s take a look at how each one operates so that you can make the right decision between a traditional IRA vs. a Roth IRA based on your retirement needs. ...Read More

How Many Roth IRAs Can I Have? Everything You Need to Know

A Roth individual retirement account (IRA) is a great way to invest for retirement. Through a Roth IRA, you make contributions with money that has already been taxed and withdrawals are tax-free. While it’s possible to have more than one Roth IRA, there are some things to consider to make sure it makes sense for your retirement goals. ...Read More

Do Checking Accounts Earn Interest?

Generally, checking accounts do not accrue interest since they’re mostly for short-term deposits and expenses. An interest checking account is a great option if you plan on keeping a high balance in your checking account. Keep reading to decide if a checking account that earns interest is right for you, how it works, and a few general requirements that go with it. ...Read More

All You Need to Know About Savings Certificates

If the lump under your mattress is getting uncomfortably big and you’re looking for a safer, more lucrative place to park your savings, look no further than Radiant Credit Union. As an institution that’s completely devoted to your financial wellness, we offer several secure options for savings, including Savings Accounts, Money Market Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and more ...Read More

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