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Val's posts from: October 2018

10 Last Minute Costume Ideas

Posted On: October 29th, 2018
Dressing up for Halloween is not just for kids. A lot of workplaces allow staff to dress up, River Valley included. I get a big kick out of walking into a local business and seeing my co-workers in costume. Some of them are so creative! ...read more

8 Spooky Recipes for You Halloween Party

Posted On: October 26th, 2018
Halloween parties are a whole lot of spooktacular fun, and it seems everyone I know is hosting one. They are a great way to get adults involved in the holiday. One aspect that I really like is the decorations and themed food that go into throwing a great party. ...read more

5 Easy DIY Ideas for Halloween

Posted On: October 23rd, 2018
Halloween is almost here which means I have been feeling extra crafty lately! Each season and holiday I try to include a few new décor items so our set-up is always changing. I can never find exactly what I want in the stores, so I find it easier (and most of the time cheaper) to make it myself ...read more

How to Start Increasing Your Credit Score

Posted On: October 12th, 2018
A few weeks ago we talked about credit scores and how they are important. You can read the blog post here. Today I want to talk about how to increase your credit score. This is probably the question our loan representatives are most often asked. As I mentioned in the previous post, having a good credit score is very important. It increases lenders’ willingness to lend you money with lower interest rates. ...read more

7 Delicious Soups to Try This Fall

Posted On: October 9th, 2018
Soup season is here! Who I am kidding. If you love soup as much as I do, it’s soup season all year long. It’s hard to beat the comfort of a warm bowl of soup on a cold night, though. Soup is also great when you aren’t feeling well. And if those aren’t enough reasons to love soup, remember that it is also usually easy to make and pretty affordable. Sometimes we have enough soup leftovers to last us a whole week. ...read more

Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Posted On: October 5th, 2018
In keeping with this week’s fall theme, I thought it would be fun to have a blog post covering all the fun fall activities happening in the Dayton area. Fall is a wonderful time of year; it is a great time to be outside. The summer heat has been replaced by cooler days, but they aren’t so cold yet that you need a heavy winter coat. ...read more

6 DIY Projects Perfect for Fall

Posted On: October 3rd, 2018
Fall is officially here! It is my favorite time of year—for a lot of reason. I love watching the colors change on the trees and feeling the crisp, cool air, all the outdoor Octoberfests and other fall events …. ...read more