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CO-OP Shared Branching Makes Traveling Easier

As a credit union employee, one of the things I'm most proud of is that we are so community focused.  In my situation, it's the Lancaster, PA community.  Our members live and work here, financial decisions are made here and we are able to give back … [Read more...]

Spread the Cheer with Your Holiday Club Savings!

We are asked so often during the holiday season to open our hearts and in many cases, open our wallets, to support non-profit organizations.   Red kettles, angle trees, food drives and donation boxes collecting everything from toys and winter coats … [Read more...]

Should You Apply for Department Store Credit Cards?

Did you dive head first into shopping this weekend?  How many times were you asked in the check-out line, "Do you want to apply for our store card and save 5% (or 10% or 15%)?"  What a tempting prospect as you watch the total rack up. But beyond the … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

If you’re one of the millions who will be Black Friday shopping this year, we’ve got some tips for you on how to save both time and money.   Plan Ahead Set a Spending Limit & Stick to It Budgeting is the best way to stay … [Read more...]

For Small Business Banking Consider Credit Unions

Credit unions are big fans of small business banking! Small business has become a focal point in the holiday shopping season with the celebration of Small Business Saturday on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Started in 2010, Small Business … [Read more...]

Transfer Accounts From a Bank to a Credit Union: A Bank Transfer Day Anniversary

Earlier this month the credit union community celebrated the anniversary of Bank Transfer Day.  A grass-roots campaign started in California, the original Bank Transfer Day was held on November 5, 2011.  But as those of us in the credit union … [Read more...]

What is a Good Credit Score?

As you make any financial move, your credit score comes front and center. Simply put, your credit score tells companies your credit worthiness. Anytime you apply for a credit card, home or auto loan, purchase a life insurance policy or even apply for … [Read more...]

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

With falling temperatures, more people spend time thinking about buying presents, than buying houses. But, if you are first-time home buyer who is house hunting this holiday season, we have some tips for you. 1. Keep in Mind the Pros & Cons … [Read more...]

The Best Personal Finance Apps and Websites

Here at Lancaster Red Rose Credit Union, we care about our members and want each of you to understand the importance of having solid saving and spending plans in place, and better overall financial well-being. While we offer our members financial … [Read more...]

Successfully Plan for Holidays on a Budget [Downloadable Budget Worksheet]

'Tis the season to be jolly!  'Tis the season for the gifts, decorations, family, friends and children on their best behavior.  'Tis the season for overloaded shopping bags, impulse buying and credit card bills.  Wait!  That doesn't sound as … [Read more...]

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