Common Scams

On October 1, 1908, Henry Ford’s Model T went on sale. At that time motorized vehicles had been manufactured for over 20 years; however, they were not affordable or practical for most people. Ford sold his Model T for $850.00. It was higher than most people’s income but was considered affordable. Ford also designed his […]

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The First Recorded Scam

Norman Cousins once wrote, “History is a vast early warning system.” I believe that to be very true. With that in mind, I thought it would be great to share some of that history as it applies to fraud scams. Scams occurred way before they were ever written down, but unfortunately those stories are lost […]

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Happy 2nd of July

Welcome to the Radiant Credit Union Fraud Blog. In this blog I am going to provide information on various types of fraud that you, or someone you know, may come to, or have already experienced. My primary goal is to provide you with information that can help you understand the vast and complex fraud landscape. […]

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Credit Unions for $100, Alex!

Even though Alex Trebek is no longer the host of the long-running quiz show Jeopardy! he will always be the host in our hearts. In his honor, we decided to release our latest blog post in the form of questions to the answers of 10 facts about Credit Unions, and why they are a brighter […]

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Get More from Your Home with a HELOC

Did you know that you can get more from your home than just happy memories? You may qualify for a special kind of home loan called a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). “A home equity loan is a loan for a fixed amount of money that is secured by your home. You repay the […]

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Get your credit score back on track with Radiant Credit Union!

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.

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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!”

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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. Let’s look at some of the most oft-made New Year’s resolutions and how to translate them into personal finance resolutions.

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7 Ways to Spring Clean for Extra Cash

Here’s how you can spring clean your way to riches – well, almost. You won’t become a millionaire from your junk, but you’ll put some spare cash in your pocket just by taking a few extra steps while clearing out the clutter. And that’s always a good thing!

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Credit Repair the Good, the Bad, and the Truth

The ads promoting those “credit repair” companies sound pretty good, especially if your file could use an appointment with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! We’ve all seen the ads, which promise to legally change your credit report, bring up your score and give you a fresh start. Can it be true, could you be so lucky?