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July 2022

  • How to Turn your Backyard into an Oasis

    A stay-at-home summer doesn’t need to be boring. You can turn your own backyard into a summer oasis without breaking the budget. Here is how to cost effectively maximize your outdoor space.

June 2022

  • 7 Ways to Save on Camping Costs

    Camping season is in full swing! Venturing into nature for a couple nights is a great time, but it can become costly. But don't worry. We can help!

    Here are seven ways to save on camping costs this season.

  • How to apply for a FAFSA

    Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season is in full swing! Want some tips on how to apply for a FAFSA?

  • Best of the City Voting Open

    Albuquerque the Magazine is holding its annual "Best of the City" 2022. Voting is open until August 1st, 2022. 

  • Fun Gifts for Dad that Don’t Break the Budget

    It’s Dad’s time, and you want to go all out to make your all-time favorite hero happy. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you need to drain your wallet. You can make Dad’s day, and keep your budget, too. Here are fun and low-cost gifts that’ll make Dad smile this Father’s Day.


  • Beware Unemployment Scams

    Scammers will always look for vulnerabilities. They have a knack for making an already stressful situation worse. This includes scamming people who are filing unemployment claims.  

  • Dine on a Dime: Pita Bread Pizzas

    Impress your family with homemade pita bread pizza! It’s more affordable than ordering out and everyone can choose their own toppings. Serve with a tossed salad for a fun and frugal meal.

  • Let Rio Grande CU Help with Your Summer Plans!

    The warm weather lends itself to outside activities. Whether you are looking to take a vacation, or thinking of tackling some of those home projects, Rio Grande Credit Union has resources to help you with your summer plans.

  • Higher Deposit Rates Are Here

    Effective June 1, 2022, we raised deposit rates on regular share certificates and Zia Checking.

  • What to buy and what to skip in June

    Summer is here and it’s time to work on your tan–and on finding big bargains! Though there are no major shopping holidays in June, you can still find fantastic deals on all kinds of products. There are some purchases you should skip this month, though, and we know what they are. Here’s what to buy and what to skip in June.

  • Watch Out for Baby Formula Scams

    With the current high demand for baby formula, scammers have developed new ways to prey on people. They do this by setting up fake websites or social media profiles with well-known logos of formula brands, and trick people into thinking they are buying formula directly from companies’ official websites.

May 2022

  • The Montgomery Branch is Now Open!

    Another convenient branch location is here. 

  • The Ultimate Guide to Applying for a Business Loan

    If your business has reached a point where it needs an infusion of funds in order to grow, you may be in the market for a business loan.

    Here’s all you need to know about applying for a business loan.

  • Don't Get Caught in a Grandparent Scam

    Grandparent scams are not new, but they have gotten a lot more sophisticated in recent years, so they can be difficult to spot. Here’s what you need to know about grandparent scams and how to avoid them. 

  • Financial Resources for Veterans

    Here’s a list of financial resources for veterans. Having served our country, you deserve all this and more.

  • 5 Ways to Save When Attending Weddings

    You don’t need to go into debt just to attend your friends’ weddings. Here are 5 ways to save when attending weddings. 

  • What to Buy and What to Skip in May

    The month of May kicks off summer and hosts one the biggest shopping holiday weekends of the year. Because of this, you can pick up fantastic deals this month, but some purchases are best pushed off a bit longer or for another season. What to Buy and What to Skip in May.

  • Beware of Job Scams

    Scammers often hijack the job market and ensnare hopeful job seekers into their schemes. If you’re job-hunting, it’s a good idea to review the way these scams play out and how you can avoid them. To help you out, we’ve put together a short primer on what you need to know to stay safe from job scams.

  • How to Celebrate Memorial Day on a Budget

    Celebrating Memorial Day can cost a pretty penny, but there’s no need to spend lavishly to have an epic holiday weekend. Here’s how to celebrate Memorial Day on a budget.

  • Dine on a Dime: Fiesta Turkey Burgers

    Give your Memorial Day BBQ a fresh twist with these fantastic fiesta turkey burgers.

    Note: Traditional ground turkey will work if you cannot find white and dark meat ground turkey. Also, add green chile for maximum flavor effect.