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  1. You Think You're Saving, But You're Actually Spending

    19 Oct 2017

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    Stores have some tricky ways of encouraging you to spend more while making you think you’re saving. It may seem like that coupon or special offer is saving you from paying full price, but the reality is that many times, you end up spending more money when something is “on sale” than if it wasn’t!
    Coupons, rewards programs, and special offers can save you money, but knowing the following money traps will help you realize when the offer isn’t worth digging into your wallet.   >> Read More

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  2. Your FICO® Score is Now Available in Online Banking

    13 Dec 2017

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    Do you know what your credit score is? Keeping tabs on your score can help you stay on top of your finances and gives you a good idea of what your financial fitness level is. Now those who have a consumer loan product (mortgage, car loan, credit card, etc.) at Redstone can check their FICO® Score when logging into Online Banking.   >> Read More

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  3. Your Credit Report Affects Much More Than Your Credit Score

    19 Oct 2017

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    You may think your credit report is just an overview of your credit history, but it’s so much more. Think of your credit report as a snapshot of your overall financial health and background. A credit report reflects not only your credit, but where you have lived, how you’ve paid your bills, any bankruptcies, and if you’ve been sued.   >> Read More

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  4. You Could be Missing Out on Car Insurance Savings!

    26 Oct 2017

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    When it comes to car insurance, you always want to find the best deal. Nobody likes paying extra. It’s important to compare rates from different companies, but did you know it’s also important to rate shop every year or two? You might be surprised how much this could save you! Read on to learn why.   >> Read More

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  5. Wynn Branch Drive-thru open Saturdays

    19 Oct 2017

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    Great News! Wynn Branch drive-thru at 220 Wynn Drive is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wynn Drive and our new Murfreesboro locations, are utilizing Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs). So what are these new pieces of technology?    >> Read More

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  6. Why You Should Choose Redstone Title Services, LLC for Your Next Closing

    19 Oct 2017

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    The next time you close on a real estate transaction, whether a refinance or the purchase of a new property, you will need a closing agent. No, it’s not another add-on service. It’s an essential one. Still, you might ask, “What does a closing agent do? Why do I need one and why should I choose Redstone Title Services, LLC?”   >> Read More

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  7. Which charity would you give your credit card rewards to?

    13 Dec 2017

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    Giving back to the communities where we serve is a hallmark of Redstone Federal Credit Union’s culture. ‘People Helping People’ is not just the Credit Union’s philosophy, but also its proud heritage.   >> Read More

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  8. What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

    30 Oct 2017

    Did you know that November is Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month? There is a high probability you’ll need Long-Term Care (LTC) during your lifetime, yet many Americans are not prepared with a plan. Without careful planning, the financial impact of these costs may be devastating for you and your family. LTC insurance may help offset costs by covering the basic daily needs for those with chronic illness or disability.   >> Read More

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  9. What Will Your Business Do With 5% CashBack?

    12 Dec 2017

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    If you’re a business owner, you know 5% can make a big difference to your bottom line. You work hard to make your products, deliver your services and make your clients and customers happy. What would you do with an extra 5%? Invest in more equipment, hire some help, upgrade your business space? Make it happen, because now through December 31 your Redstone Visa® Business Credit Card will earn unlimited 5% CashBack.*   >> Read More

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  10. What Could You do With 130% Financing?

    26 Oct 2017

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    When purchasing a car, you want the process to go as smoothly as possible. It’s stressful enough trying to pick the right car, so it’s important to have your finances set before you sign your name on the line. When you make a car purchase, you’re offered lots of special upgrades and add-ons when you’re making the final decision. But how do you make sure you have the funds available to choose the options you want?   >> Read More

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  11. Wedding Costs You Probably Forgot in Your Budget

    3 Nov 2017

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    Making a budget when planning a wedding can help you manage your money and your stress load. Creating a defined plan of what you need to buy, how much, and at what cost can help make you decide what wedding dreams can become realities. But some things may have been forgotten while creating your budget. It can be hard to remember all of the small details when you’re focusing on gowns, cakes, and flowers galore! Here are a few things you may have missed when creating your wedding budget.   >> Read More

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  12. Ways to Make Second Semester a Success

    3 Nov 2017

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    Winter break is coming to a close, which means second semester is right around the corner. Are you prepared to head back to school? Now is the time to think about how you’re going to make this semester even better than the last one. Take advantage of your refreshed state of mind and go back strong! We have some great tips for how to make your second semester a success.   >> Read More

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  13. Ways to Encourage Children to Save

    19 Oct 2017

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    It’s a known fact that Americans have problems saving money. According to a recent study by Google, 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account. An even scarier statistic: 21% of Americans do not have a savings account at all!
    To help bring these numbers down, it’s important to instill good money habits in children. Educating the next generation from a young age can help them learn habits early on that they can practice for a lifetime. By making saving fun and using a little encouragement, you can easily teach your children to save.  >> Read More

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  14. Ways to Cut the Cost of College

    3 Nov 2017

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    It’s not a secret that college is expensive. With raising tuition costs, expensive textbooks, and the general cost of living, the costs really add up quickly. If you’re looking for ways to help minimize that cost, read on to see if any of these tips can help you save some cash when it comes to the cost of college.   >> Read More

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  15. VA Home Loans: What Costs to Expect

    3 Nov 2017

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    If you’re a veteran and looking to purchase a home, one great option is a Veterans Administration (VA) Loan. VA Loans are available for veterans, active duty military personnel, and certain members of the National Guard and reserves. Veterans can receive up to 100% financing of the property value, meaning you may not need a down payment, but what other costs should you be prepared for? Read on to see a breakdown of what costs to consider in your budget if you’re looking into a VA Home Loan.
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  16. Upcoming Financial Programs You Don't Want to Miss

    3 Nov 2017

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    Do you have financial concerns or questions you want answered? If so, you’re not alone! According to a survey by GoBankingRates.com, one in four Americans think about money on a daily basis. If you have financial questions you need answered, look into our diverse offering of free programs and find one that fits your needs.   >> Read More

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  17. Understanding Your Credit Score: FICO Factors

    19 Oct 2017
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  18. Understanding the Pieces of Your FICO® Credit Score

    19 Oct 2017

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    The ever-elusive credit score. Do you know what components are part of your score? When it comes to your FICO® credit score, we have the breakdown. We give you the info on what factors into your score, common credit definitions, and some quick tips to help you improve or maintain your credit score.   >> Read More

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  19. Transferring Wealth: 4 Tips to Keep in Mind

    19 Oct 2017

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    Most of a family’s wealth fails to transfer to the third generation, according to a report by MFS Investment Sentiments Insights.* Creating a plan and understanding how your wealth will transfer in the future is critical if you want to pass down your hard-earned money to future generations. Follow these tips to increase the chances your money lasts for years to come while avoiding family conflict. >> Read More

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  20. Tips to Help You Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

    3 Nov 2017

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    If you’re a high school senior or current college student, you’re probably wading through a ton of scholarship applications. Do a lot of them have essays? Whether it’s a personal statement, discussing a time you displayed leadership, arguing for or against a topic, there are certain strategies and tips you can utilize to make sure all your essays are the best they can be. Read on to discover 5 tips to help you write your best scholarship essay yet!   >> Read More

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  21. Tips to Help Avoid the "Summer Slide"

    19 Oct 2017

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    The “summer slide” is not an amusement park ride. It is the progress that kids lose when they don’t read during the summer months. When it comes to reading skills, the old saying is true: If you don’t use it, you lose it!
    It might seem impossible to get your kids to sit down and open a book during those endless summer days, but it’s well worth the effort. Reading improves concentration, reduces stress levels, improves language skills and develops imagination. Children who read, and are read to, from an early age do better at school – at all subjects and all the way through school.  >> Read More

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  22. Tips on How to Protect your Social Security Number

    19 Oct 2017

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    How many times have you absent-mindedly filled in your social security number when filling out an apartment application, cell phone contract, cable company application or sports team entry form?
    According to the Social Security Administration, these entities don’t need to have your social security number to conduct business and you can refuse to give it out.  >> Read More

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  23. Time to Move? Discounts You Don’t Want to Miss!

    3 Nov 2017

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    Are you preparing to make a move? Whether it’s a few miles or across the state, moving can be a pain. You need boxes and tape, plus lots of energy to pack up your stuff and lug everything into the truck. Doesn’t sound very fun, does it? If you’re avoiding hiring a moving company because you think it will cost too much, you’re in luck! We have Redstone Discounts!® for all the moving supplies and help you need, plus discounts at apartments if you’re looking for a new place to move.   >> Read More

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  24. Time for an investment portfolio checkup

    4 Oct 2017

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    Fall is in the air. The change in seasons reminds us that change is a constant. That’s true in life and in investing.
    If you have not given your portfolio a checkup or assessment since the new year, now’s a good time to do it.
    Take a much-needed break, slow down, and make any needed fixes or adjustments to your investments as you prepare for 2018.   >> Read More

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  25. Time for an investment portfolio checkup

    6 Nov 2017

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    Fall is a great time to check on your investments. Slow down and take a clear picture of where your investments are today. Assess your strategy, asset allocation and your individual holdings in light of your future goals. Does your current strategy still apply?
    Fall is in the air. The change in seasons reminds us that change is a constant. That’s true in life and in investing.   >> Read More

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  26. The Three S Strategy: An Easy Way to Teach Children about Money

    19 Oct 2017

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    Have you heard about the three S strategy? It’s a great way to introduce your children to money management and instill strong money habits early, setting up your children for financial success later down the road. Do you know what the three S’s are?   >> Read More

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  27. The Simple Way to Protect Your Favorite Jewelry

    30 Oct 2017

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    What would you do if you damaged a priceless family heirloom? What if you lost your engagement ring? How would you cover the cost of repairing or replacing such important, beautiful pieces? It’s hard to imagine these situations, but there is a way to protect your favorite jewelry in case of damage, loss, or theft.   >> Read More

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  28. The Secret to a Simple Budget

    19 Oct 2017

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    We all know budgeting is important, but making one can feel like an overwhelming task. With so many expenses and bills, where are you to start? Not to mention all the receipts you need to keep track of. Making a budget is an integral part of money management, and once you have a plan, each month can work like clockwork. But how do you start? It’s easy when you use FinanceWorks. >> Read More

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  29. The Must-Have Moving Checklist for College Students

    3 Nov 2017

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    Are you moving your child away for college? Trying to decide what to take, but just not sure what? First, decide if they will be living in the dorms or off campus, plus if they will be alone or with a roommate. If they will have a roommate, make sure they coordinate who will be taking what prior to the move. Below is a short list of what to take.   >> Read More

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  30. The Mortgage Information You Need, All in One Place

    26 Oct 2017

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    Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned pro, buying a home is always an in-depth process. A mortgage takes lots of planning and paperwork, which can become overwhelming at times. If you’re in need of a way to keep it all straight, we have a great resource for you! Turn to Redstone’s Mortgage Center to find tools, checklists, and calculators to help prepare you for home ownership and keep you on the right track from start to finish.   >> Read More

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  31. The Best Jobs for College Students

    19 Oct 2017

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    If you’re a college student, you could probably use a couple extra dollars in your pocket. With tuition, books, rent, and all of the other costs that come with college, you’re probably feeling a strain on your wallet. Working a part-time job in college can help you earn some cash and looks good on your resume, but where should you apply? We have the answers! Here’s a list of eight great jobs for college students.   >> Read More

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  32. The Best Jobs for College Students

    3 Nov 2017

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    Winter break is coming to a close, which means second semester is right around the corner. Are you prepared to head back to school? Now is the time to think about how you’re going to make this semester even better than the last one. Take advantage of your refreshed state of mind and go back strong! We have some great tips for how to make your second semester a success.   >> Read More

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  33. Thanksgiving Day trivia for the dinner table

    13 Dec 2017

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    Leave the politics and celebrity gossip for another time. Impress your guests at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table with some interesting trivia about this special holiday.   >> Read More

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  34. Teaching Children About Money: 4 Simple Steps to Becoming a Saver

    3 Nov 2017

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    It is always easier to spend, rather than save. But once the excitement of that new toy or video game wears off and the piggy bank is empty, your child may start thinking differently about saving.   >> Read More

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  35. Summer Fun with Redstone Discounts!®

    3 Nov 2017

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    The children are out of school, and the summer heat is rising, which means it’s time to find some fun things to do! There are tons of cool things to do in Huntsville during the summer, but did you know you can get a discount on many fun summer activities simply by being a Redstone member?   >> Read More

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  36. Small Business Spotlight: Flint River Coffee Company

    19 Oct 2017

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    Keith Gilliam knew that a sense of community, built around sharing a cup of coffee, was missing in his neighborhood, so he set out to bring that to the Winchester Road area of Madison County.
    Imagine a cozy older home, filled with the scents of freshly brewed coffee and baked scones. You are greeted warmly and invited to enjoy a book from their shelves or swap some stories while you sip your hand-crafted coffee.   >> Read More

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  37. Small Business Spotlight: Elite Financial Services

    30 Oct 2017

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    A corporate layoff led Lucita Fuqua-Jones to open her own business and follow in her family’s entrepreneurial footsteps.   “To this day, I don’t know if I would have stepped out on my dream without the layoff,” says Lucita, “but I do believe it motivated me to move forward with my plans to go into business sooner.”   >> Read More

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  38. Skimmers and Shimmers: How to Protect Yourself From Card Theft

    19 Oct 2017

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    Credit and debit card theft is something none of us want to experience but should all be well aware of. It’s frustrating and scary to think that it can happen, but today’s fraudsters have multiple ways of stealing your card information. One way card fraud happens is through the use of skimmers and shimmers. Read on to learn about these devices and how you can protect yourself from this type of card fraud.   >> Read More

  39. Simple Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

    19 Oct 2017

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    If only boosting your credit score was as easy as saying “Open Sesame” and watching it transform from low and sad to high and triumphant. But what if it is? Credit scores are confusing, but helping plump it up can be simple. Maybe not as simple as uttering a single phrase, but if you follow these tips, you’re bound to see your score slowly rise over time.   >> Read More

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  40. Simple Strategies to Help Start a College Fund

    3 Nov 2017

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    If you have young children, one idea that has probably crossed your mind at least once is how you will start saving for their college expenses. It’s a very important topic to think about, considering that in 2015 the average student loan debt was over $30,000 per borrower. That’s a massive debt load for a young adult to take on; one that usually takes between 10 and 20 years to pay off!   >> Read More

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  41. Should You Lease or Buy?

    19 Oct 2017

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    If it’s time to purchase your next vehicle, you may be wondering if you should lease or buy. Both have pros and cons, and it can be hard to decide which one is best for you. If you’re struggling on whether to lease or buy, our questionnaire will help you understand the major differences between leasing and buying and which option fits your needs and wants best.   >> Read More

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  42. Should You Get Your Child a Credit Card?

    19 Oct 2017

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    As a parent, one question you might have regarding your child’s finances is if they should have a credit card. Whether they’re a teen or young adult, you might be wondering if they really need a credit card? Would it be a smart move, or would it actually hurt their financial standing? When should they get one? Think about these things before making a decision.   >> Read More

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  43. Send a Letter to Santa and brighten lives

    7 Dec 2017

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    Remember the thrill of writing a letter to Santa and waiting excitedly for Christmas morning to see if you got what you asked for? At Redstone, we keep that tradition alive with our annual Letters to Santa event where we invite everyone -- young or old -- to write a letter to Santa. For every letter you send, Redstone will donate $1 to designated charities.   >> Read More

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  44. Scholarship Recipients Share Their Redstone Stories

    3 Nov 2017

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    We want to congratulate all of our 2016 scholarship recipients again for their hard work and dedication. Below you will find the Redstone stories of three scholarship winners currently studying abroad who were unable to share their stories on film.   >> Read More

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  45. Retirement Planning: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

    3 Nov 2017

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    No matter if you’re 25 or 75, retirement planning is an important financial topic to keep in mind. If you’re out of college and working, but haven’t started thinking about retirement yet, now is the time to start! It’s really never too soon or too late to start making or readjusting your retirement plans. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself when considering your retirement.   >> Read More

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  46. Regular exercise can make you sharper at work

    19 Oct 2017

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    Regular exercise is not just good for your waistline; it is also good for your brain!
    Research now shows that specific physical activities can significantly alter the brain’s structure in precise ways.
    There is compelling evidence that staying physically fit keeps your brain healthy into old age. The strongest link is between aerobic fitness and memory. According to an article in The Guardian, brisk walking for 30-45 minutes, three times a week, can help fight off dementia.  >> Read More

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  47. Redstone opens first 'branch in the school' at Hartselle High School

    4 Oct 2017

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    Each new breach of credit or consumer data reminds us that protecting our identity should be a priority for everyone in the family.
    Staying safe online is now a big part of our everyday lives. Review your personal and your family’s digital habits and make smart decisions to help protect personal information from fraudsters and identity thieves.   >> Read More

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  48. Redstone Connects with Students on Campus

    19 Oct 2017

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    Redstone Federal Credit Union’s staff rolled up their sleeves and headed back to college this summer. No tests or meal plans, but plenty of activity took place.
    Redstone was at Middle Tennessee State University Tuesday and Wednesday for Meet Murfreesboro. Team members were excited to meet the students who stopped by and shared with them some special offers – just for MTSU students, faculty and staff.   >> Read More

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  49. Redstone brightens people's lives - literally

    19 Oct 2017

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    Redstone Federal Credit Union literally brightened lives last month by helping people keep their lights on. That’s right, Redstone paid some residents' utility bills in August after showing up at utility companies in Arab, Guntersville, Fayetteville, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Huntsville and Murfreesboro.    >> Read More

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  50. Redstone awards $65,000 in new scholarships

    19 Oct 2017
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  51. Meet Our 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

    3 Nov 2017

    We are excited to share with you the 2016 Redstone Scholarship recipients! We're proud of these phenomenal students and happy to support them on the their path to success. In honor of our 65th anniversary, we increased the total value of scholarships given to $65,000! Watch the video below to meet our recipients.   >> Read More

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  52. Looking for a New Job in the New Year? Do This!

    3 Nov 2017

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    With a new year ahead, are you considering looking for a new job? If adding something new to your resume is on your to-do list in 2017, we have some helpful tips on ways to find great job openings. Hit the ground running in 2017 and find your next dream job with these great strategies. You may find some openings you wouldn’t otherwise!   >> Read More

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  53. Long-term investing, according to Warren Buffett

    19 Oct 2017

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    Each new breach of credit or consumer data reminds us that protecting our identity should be a priority for everyone in the family.
    Staying safe online is now a big part of our everyday lives. Review your personal and your family’s digital habits and make smart decisions to help protect personal information from fraudsters and identity thieves.   >> Read More

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  54. Local Scholarship Deadlines You Don't Want to Miss

    3 Nov 2017

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    If you’re planning on attending college next fall, be sure to check this list of over 50 scholarships available on a local, regional, state, and national level! There are also scholarships available for current college students. Most applications open in the fall or winter and generally have deadlines in spring. Some scholarships may be due soon, so save the list today to start your applications.   >> Read More

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  55. Lessons learned from your summer internship

    19 Oct 2017

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    If you were fortunate enough to land a summer internship, someone is likely to ask what you learned.
    There are lots of lessons to be learned from a summer internship – life lessons and career lessons are just two of them. So, when you are hit with that question, what’s your answer?  >> Read More

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  56. Knowledge is Power: Helpful eBooks You Need to Read

    27 Oct 2017

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    Are you about to buy a new home? How about a car? Planning on remodeling your home? Do you want to launch a business? Need information on how to get out of debt?
    You probably didn't say yes to all of these questions, but more than likely there's at least one you did. If so, we have an eBook that will help you! Find answers to your questions and lots of tips, pointers, and resources to help you conquer whatever is happening next in your life.   >> Read More

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  57. Join Us for Lunch with a Side of Education

    3 Nov 2017

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    Food and finances combine in our new Lunch & Learn series! Join us for lunch during our new educational series designed to help you through two of the most financially impacting moments in life: college and retirement.   >> Read More

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  58. Information is Power: Free community cancer risk testing ending soon

    26 Oct 2017

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    Since Redstone Federal Credit Union teamed up with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in October 27, 2016, to offer free or reduced cost genetic cancer testing, more than 500 women and men in five counties of North Alabama have been screened.    >> Read More

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  59. How to Successfully Launch a Business: The Juicery Shares Their Redstone Story

    12 Dec 2017

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    As we celebrate 65 years of serving the Tennessee Valley, we want to highlight those who have partnered with us to support our local communities. Here is The Juicery's Redstone story, in the words of Jacob Birmingham, co-owner of The Juicery with his wife Karynthia   >> Read More

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  60. How to Save on Car Insurance: 6 Discounts You May Not Know About

    19 Oct 2017

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    TWhen it comes to car insurance, everyone wants to know how to save money. Insurance companies offer an array of discounts that can lower your premiums, but you may not realize what some of them are. If you’re searching for ways to save on car insurance, see if these 6 discounts could help you save some cash.   >> Read More

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  61. How to Prepare for Severe Weather

    3 Nov 2017

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    Winter storms are expected during this time of the year. Tornadoes generally start forming in early spring. Both bring their share of trouble.
    Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should plan ahead to remain safe during these events. >> Read More

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  62. How to Pick the Right Summer Camp for Your Children

    3 Nov 2017

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    Believe it or not -- sunshine, long days and hot weather are just around the corner. Now is a great time to start thinking about what your children will do this summer. Summer camps offer new learning and friendship opportunities, plus lots of fun. Before you start the summer camp search, consider these questions:   >> Read More

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  63. How to Get Textbooks Cheap

    19 Oct 2017

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    If you’re a college student, you’re probably sick and tired of how expensive college textbooks can be! It seems insane to spend $300 or more on a textbook when you only need it for a few months. You’re already broke enough in college, so why waste money paying high prices on a textbook? Luckily, you don’t have to!

    If you’re interested in saving some dough next semester, try some of these savings strategies when it’s time to buy your next round of textbooks. You’ll be amazed by how much you could save compared to the school book store!   >> Read More

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  64. How to Financially Prepare Students Going off to College

    3 Nov 2017

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    The time has come: your son or daughter is going to college. This huge life change can bring forth many different emotions and challenges for both you and your child. Before you drop them off, ask yourself this: 'Is my child financially prepared for college?'   >> Read More

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  65. How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

    26 Oct 2017

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    Your vehicle is an important part of your everyday life. It takes you to all the places you need to go, from work and school to visiting family and friends, heading off on a road trip or a simple run to the store. Whether you have a truck, car, van or SUV, you want to get the most out of your vehicle. But how?    >> Read More

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  66. How to be More Productive at Work

    19 Oct 2017

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    It’s a constant struggle: trying to do more work within less time. Whether you’re trying to get a handle on your to-do list or want to make a good impression on your boss, we’re always looking for ways to be more productive at work. It can seem impossible, but these tips give you ways to boost your productivity to get more done while stressing less. Talk about a win-win.   >> Read More

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  67. How to Become an Energy Efficient Business

    19 Oct 2017

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    Running a business takes a lot of cash and capital, but did you know lowering your energy consumption can actually save you money? It may seem like a huge undertaking to make your business more energy efficient, but even small, low-cost changes can have a huge impact! An easy way to make the journey towards energy efficiency is by calling on the help of Energy Alabama.   >> Read More

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  68. How a Car Loan Relates to Your Credit Score

    26 Oct 2017

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    A car loan can be a great way to begin credit history if you don’t have any credit yet. Those who have yet to get a credit card, student loan, or other form of credit can definitely benefit from a car loan. But as with any type of loan, there are ways it can affect your score positively and negatively. Be aware of the following points to make sure your car loan helps raise your credit score-not lower it.   >> Read More

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  69. Ho Ho Holiday Happenings: Mark your Calendar

    13 Dec 2017

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    Ho Hum Holidays are a faint memory when you fill your holiday calendar with these fun and festive holiday activities around the Tennessee Valley and Middle Tennessee. There is something for everyone in this event calendar. Just remember to plan some time for rest and relaxation too!   >> Read More

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  70. Great Part-Time Jobs for College Students

    3 Nov 2017

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    As a college student, you might be scrambling to find some cash just to go to the movies or grab something to eat. It can be difficult to juggle a job while taking a full course load and handling all the homework, activities, volunteering and groups—talk about overwhelming! Check out this list of jobs that are not only flexible, but may fall into your strengths, hobbies or future career path.   >> Read More

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  71. Giving the Gift of Food: One Can at a Time

    13 Dec 2017

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    The 25thWAFF 48 Can-A-Thon kicks off on Monday, December 4th through December 8. This annual event helps to raise food donations for local charities and food banks. Donate non-perishable food items at any of Redstone Federal Credit Union’s 26 branch locations to help end hunger in the Tennessee Valley this holiday season!   >> Read More

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  72. Finding HR solutions for small businesses

    26 Oct 2017

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    Small business owners tend to have more tasks than time to tackle them. Managing human resources, in particular, can drain your limited time and resources when you need to pour yourself into growing your business and staying profitable.   >> Read More

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  73. Financial Decisions to Make Before You Get Married

    19 Oct 2017

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    Getting married brings forth a lot of changes in life, including financial ones. Are you prepared to take the plunge? It might not seem like the most fun part of wedding planning, but it’s important to consider your finances before you exchange vows. This helps make the transition from single to married as easy and seamless as possible. Here are some important financial decisions to make before you say I do.   >> Read More

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  74. Easy Ways to Cut Wedding Costs

    3 Nov 2017

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    Did you know that the average wedding in the U.S. costs around $30,000, according to a recent study performed by The Knot? If you’re a bride-to-be, or the parents of one, this might seem like an astronomical amount to spend. It’s easy to let the expenses rack up and end up spending way more than you expected.   >> Read More

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  75. Earn CashBack for Your Business!

    26 Oct 2017

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    If you’re a business owner, you probably follow the mantra “work smarter, not harder” to get the most out of your money. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and more than likely wear a lot of hats. You don’t have time to make your finances more complicated than they need to be! That’s why you need a business credit card that earns CashBack on everything, all the time. Well, we have great news for you!   >> Read More

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  76. Donate to the American Red Cross

    19 Oct 2017

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    The American Red Cross is providing shelter, meals, and clothing to many thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But more remains to be done.   >> Read More

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  77. Did You Know? Redstone Offers VA Loans!

    3 Nov 2017

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    Did you know that Redstone Federal Credit Union® offers Veterans Administration (VA) loans? If you're a veteran or on active duty and want to buy a home, a VA Loan is a great way to make that dream a reality. We have a dedicated team of mortgage originators to help guide you through the process and make purchasing your next home with a VA Loan simple and stress-free.    >> Read More

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  78. Cyber Security: How to protect yourself and your family

    4 Oct 2017

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    Each new breach of credit or consumer data reminds us that protecting our identity should be a priority for everyone in the family.
    Staying safe online is now a big part of our everyday lives. Review your personal and your family’s digital habits and make smart decisions to help protect personal information from fraudsters and identity thieves.   >> Read More

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  79. Consumers should consider freezing their credit file

    19 Oct 2017

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    Are you one of the estimated 143 million Americans who may have had their information stolen in the massive Equifax data breach revealed last week?
    If so, financial experts say freezing your credit is one of the first things you should do to protect yourself from identity theft.  >> Read More

  80. Consider these Strategies for Saving for a Down Payment

    19 Oct 2017

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    Buying a home is a large investment, and it takes time to save up for a down payment. If you’re worried about figuring out ways to make that down payment happen, we have some great tips for you! It may seem like a daunting task to set aside that much money, but these strategies can help you save up for a down payment faster and with less of the stress. >> Read More

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  81. Car Insurance Costs: Reasons Your Premium May Be High

    26 Oct 2017

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    There are a lot of factors companies consider when creating your car insurance quote or setting your insurance policy price. The cost relates to the amount of risk the company believes it takes on when insuring you and your vehicle. Some factors you may think of off the top of your head, such as car accidents or traffic tickets, but some pricing considerations may surprise you.   >> Read More

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  82. Caring for Aging Parents: The Importance of a Letter of Instruction

    3 Nov 2017

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    It’s hard to think about and prepare to handle the changes and challenges that come with caring for an aging parent or relative. One of the best ways to handle this situation is by preparing far in advance by discussing a Letter of Instruction with your parent or relative. Having a Letter of Instruction will help make many of the important decisions that need to be made later on in life and help instruct those close to the individual on preferences or pre-made plans.   >> Read More

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  83. Caretakers: Important Documents You Need to Gather

    3 Nov 2017

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    If you're a caretaker, whether for a parent, grandparent, spouse, relative or friend, you know it means juggling a lot at once. You may be working full time, raising children, and acting as a caregiver all at once. It can be a lot to handle at times. If you're a caregiver, or may need to act as one in the future, there are many details and documents you need to have in order to keep everything running smoothly.    >> Read More

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  84. Business Success: The Story of Huntsville Little Caesars Pizza

    12 Dec 2017

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    With nearly 30 years working in the pizza industry, Kurt Bothwell might just have pizza sauce running through his veins.   >> Read More

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  85. Business Success: The Phone Exchange

    30 Oct 2017
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  86. Business Success: The Juicery

    12 Dec 2017

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    Karynthia Birmingham dreamed of bringing a better juicing experience to North Alabama. Thanks, in part, to support from Redstone, that dream has come true. She and her husband, Jacob, opened The Juicery last May in Madison. While Karynthia was studying for a Masters in Nutrition, working as a personal trainer, and experimenting in juicing, she discovered how cold-press juicing can bring better nutritional value, taste, and shelf-life to these high-powered drinks.  >> Read More

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  87. Business Success: Defense Pest Solutions Shares the Motto that Makes Their Business Prosper

    30 Oct 2017

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    Jason Puckett dreamed of owning his own business for a long time. As a third generation pest control professional, he knew from an early age exactly what type of business he wanted to own. His dream came true when he purchased the pest control division of Myron Puckett’s company, Puckett’s Pest Control, in October of 2016. He’s learned a lot about how to run a successful business, and wants to share his keys to success with you.   >> Read More

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  88. Business Breakdown: 5 Considerations for Accepting Credit Cards

    12 Dec 2017

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    Is your business gearing up for the holiday season? It’s the busiest shopping time of the year, and if your business doesn’t accept credit cards, now is the time to act! Allowing your customers the ease of paying with a credit card will not only make for a happier customer, but more than likely a return customer too. As a business, it’s important to think through the entire process and all of the factors before you jump in. So what are some important considerations about accepting credit cards?   >> Read More

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  89. Brightness Crews take on Back-to-School

    19 Oct 2017

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    Redstone Federal Credit Union Brightness Crews hit the stores in July to buy school supplies and clothing for unsuspecting shoppers.
    The Acts of Brightness Crews surprised teachers, parents, grandparents and college students who were out shopping for back to school in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee. Crew members paid for all school-related items in the shopping carts, including laptop computers, printers, reams of paper, backpacks and clothing. >> Read More

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  90. Auto Buyers Guide: How to Get the Best Deal

    4 Oct 2017

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    When you decide to buy a vehicle, it can be tempting to jump right in and start hunting, but there are some important factors to consider from the start. Before you begin the internet search, decide how much car you can afford and the type of vehicle you want. Do you want a new car every few years? Do you need more space? Can you afford the insurance and maintenance? Answering these questions helps you find the vehicle that best fits your needs.   >> Read More

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  91. Area resources: Where to find help during tough times

    19 Oct 2017

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    People living in the Tennessee Valley regularly live out Redstone Federal Credit Union’s philosophy of  “People Helping People.’’ That philosophy is alive and well when you consider all the resources available to those in our community who are in need.
    Redstone Federal Credit Union taps into those resources to help our members who come to us for help.
    We are uniquely positioned as a community advocate because of our legacy of community support – through sponsorships and through volunteerism.   >> Read More

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  92. Apply Now for the 2017 Redstone Scholarship

    3 Nov 2017

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    Are you a current member, who is a high school senior or college student pursuing an Associate or Bachelor Degree? If so, you should apply for the Redstone scholarship for help with school expenses. Now is the time to act! Our application is live, and we can’t wait to receive your application and essay.   >> Read More

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  93. Answers to your cyber security questions

    13 Dec 2017

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    Cyber Security Awareness Month may be ending soon, but consumers should remain vigilant about protecting their personal information.   >> Read More

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  94. Achieve Your Financial Goals With These 3 Tools

    19 Oct 2017

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    Do you have financial goals you want to accomplish this year? How about becoming a better budgeter? Want to save for a car or house? Not sure how to begin saving for retirement? No matter what your financial goals or aspirations, our partner, BALANCE, has an array of financial education resources to help you achieve your dreams.   >> Read More

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  95. A CEO Explains 3 Qualities Employers Want

    3 Nov 2017

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    When businesses hire new employees, there are thousands of skills and traits they may be looking for depending on the job title and market. But what are some qualities employers look for, regardless of the job or industry?   >> Read More

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  96. 8,357,100 Americans Need Long-Term Care Annually: Are You Prepared?

    26 Oct 2017

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    In a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 8,357,100 people in the U.S. receive long-term care services each year. This includes nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, adult day cares and adult day service centers. Another worrisome statistic: 37% of Americans needing long-term care are below the age of 64. You may need long-term care much earlier than expected; are you prepared?   >> Read More

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  97. 5 Tips for Acing the Job Search

    3 Nov 2017

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    Finding the right job may feel like searching for a needle in a haystack sometimes. There are thousands of jobs out there, but finding ones that fit your experience, qualifications, and skills can be a challenge. If you feel like you keep coming up short, try some of these tips for making the job search work for you.   >> Read More

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  98. 5 Tips for Acing a Video Interview

    3 Nov 2017

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    You’ve scored an interview for your dream job. Congrats! Just one catch: you’ll have to impress your potential new employer from afar. More and more companies tap into technology to assist with the recruitment process. Video interviews are an efficient and cost-effective way of determining if you and the hiring company are a good fit for each other, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your moment in the spotlight.   >> Read More

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  99. 5 Reasons You Need Long-Term Care Insurance

    30 Oct 2017

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    When it comes to insurance, it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. It’s a hard thing to consider, but you need to be prepared for whatever situations could happen down the road. Health insurance covers your routine doctor visits and hospital stays, but what do you do if you develop a chronic illness or become disabled? That’s when long-term care insurance steps in.   >> Read More

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  100. 5 Reasons To Consider Long-Term Care Insurance

    13 Dec 2017

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    When it comes to insurance, it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. It’s a hard thing to consider, but you need to be prepared for whatever situations could happen down the road. Health insurance covers your routine doctor visits and hospital stays, but what do you do if you develop a chronic illness or become disabled? That’s when long-term care insurance steps in.   >> Read More

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  101. 5 Questions to Ask at Your Next Interview

    3 Nov 2017

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    Imagine this: you’re in a job interview and it’s going great! You aced explaining your past work experience, sounded like a pro when answering the technical questions, and felt confident in your reply to, “why are you the best fit for this job?” But then, the tables turn and you're asked, "what questions do you have for us?" This can be the most stressful part of a job interview; it’s easy to go blank or not know what to ask. To prepare for this situation, here are five questions to ask at your next job interview.   >> Read More

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  102. 5 Essential Tips for Travel Safety

    19 Oct 2017

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    Whether you travel for business or pleasure, circumnavigate the globe with a backpack or fly first class, or enjoy visiting the neighboring state or foreign lands far away, travel comes with certain risks. You’re away from home, maybe on your own, and find yourself more vulnerable than usual. To help you enjoy the fun and exciting experience travel should be, here are five essential tips for your travel safety.   >> Read More

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  103. 4 Ways to Make Buying a Car Less Stressful

    26 Oct 2017

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    The moment has come: you need to buy another car. Whether it’s because old faithful has finally driven it’s final mile or you’re just ready for an upgrade, buying a car can be a stressful experience. Before you hit the car lot or begin your car buying journey, take these 4 tips into consideration. >> Read More

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  104. 4 Biggest Credit Union Myths

    6 Nov 2017

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    October 19 is International Credit Union Day and it seems fitting that we take time today to clear up some misconceptions about credit unions. Let's find out the facts when we uncover the 4 Biggest Credit Union Myths.
    Today we celebrate International Credit Union Day! In honor of this special day, we’d like to clear up the four biggest myths about credit unions.   >> Read More

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  105. 3 Tips for Starting a Business

    26 Oct 2017

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    Are you considering following your dreams of becoming a business owner? Starting a business is exciting and fulfilling, but can also be a bit overwhelming and stressful. If you’re thinking about starting a business, or have already taken the first steps towards making this dream come true, make sure to follow these three steps on your journey to becoming a business owner.   >> Read More

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  106. 10 Outstanding Words to Use on Your Resume

    3 Nov 2017

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    What will make you stand out from the crowd? That’s the number one question to ask yourself when working on your resume. You need to set yourself apart from the other applications and resonate with those reviewing your resume. It’s recommended to tweak your resume each time you put in a job application, but there are some words that always jump out on a resume. Below we give you a list of 10 terms to add to your resume to make it stand out in a crowd.   >> Read More

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  107. 10 Great Snacks Under 50 Cents a Portion

    3 Nov 2017

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    Finding snacks that are both healthy and affordable can be a challenge. Groceries add up quick, but there are options that keep your wallet and body happy. Each of the snacks below cost less than 50 cents per serving and have less than 100 calories! You and your family can snack happy with these options.   >> Read More

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  1. Ho Ho Holiday Happenings: Mark your Calendar

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    Ho Hum Holidays are a faint memory when you fill your holiday calendar with these fun and festive holiday activities around the Tennessee Valley and Middle Tennessee. There is something for everyone in this event calendar. Just remember to plan some time for rest and relaxation too!   >> Read More

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    When it comes to insurance, it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. It’s a hard thing to consider, but you need to be prepared for whatever situations could happen down the road. Health insurance covers your routine doctor visits and hospital stays, but what do you do if you develop a chronic illness or become disabled? That’s when long-term care insurance steps in.   >> Read More

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  3. Which charity would you give your credit card rewards to?

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    Giving back to the communities where we serve is a hallmark of Redstone Federal Credit Union’s culture. ‘People Helping People’ is not just the Credit Union’s philosophy, but also its proud heritage.   >> Read More

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  4. Thanksgiving Day trivia for the dinner table

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    Leave the politics and celebrity gossip for another time. Impress your guests at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table with some interesting trivia about this special holiday.   >> Read More

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  5. Your FICO® Score is Now Available in Online Banking

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    Do you know what your credit score is? Keeping tabs on your score can help you stay on top of your finances and gives you a good idea of what your financial fitness level is. Now those who have a consumer loan product (mortgage, car loan, credit card, etc.) at Redstone can check their FICO® Score when logging into Online Banking.   >> Read More

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  6. Answers to your cyber security questions

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    Cyber Security Awareness Month may be ending soon, but consumers should remain vigilant about protecting their personal information.   >> Read More

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  7. Giving the Gift of Food: One Can at a Time

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    The 25thWAFF 48 Can-A-Thon kicks off on Monday, December 4th through December 8. This annual event helps to raise food donations for local charities and food banks. Donate non-perishable food items at any of Redstone Federal Credit Union’s 26 branch locations to help end hunger in the Tennessee Valley this holiday season!   >> Read More

  8. Business Success: The Juicery

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    Karynthia Birmingham dreamed of bringing a better juicing experience to North Alabama. Thanks, in part, to support from Redstone, that dream has come true. She and her husband, Jacob, opened The Juicery last May in Madison. While Karynthia was studying for a Masters in Nutrition, working as a personal trainer, and experimenting in juicing, she discovered how cold-press juicing can bring better nutritional value, taste, and shelf-life to these high-powered drinks.  >> Read More

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  9. Business Success: The Story of Huntsville Little Caesars Pizza

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    With nearly 30 years working in the pizza industry, Kurt Bothwell might just have pizza sauce running through his veins.   >> Read More

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  10. How to Successfully Launch a Business: The Juicery Shares Their Redstone Story

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    As we celebrate 65 years of serving the Tennessee Valley, we want to highlight those who have partnered with us to support our local communities. Here is The Juicery's Redstone story, in the words of Jacob Birmingham, co-owner of The Juicery with his wife Karynthia   >> Read More

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