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Val's posts from: September 2018

A Look Back at the Last 70 Years at River Valley

Posted On: September 28th, 2018
Next week, River Valley begins its big 70th anniversary celebration with a huge giveaway. Each business day between October 1 and December 10 River Valley will be giving away various prizes. The grand prize is a cruise vacation for two! How cool is that? You can enter here. In light of our upcoming anniversary, I thought it would be fun to talk about the history of River Valley in honor of their big birthday bash. ...read more

Understanding Credit Scores

Posted On: September 25th, 2018
Everyone knows credit scores play an important role in our financial lives, but not many people understand why or how it all works. Further, it is really important to have a good credit score. Your credit score is based on how well you manage (or don’t) your credit usage and debt. Having a good credit score increases lenders’ willingness, like banks and credit unions, to lend you money with lower interest rates. Most of us will need a loan at one time or another in our life, which is why understanding and having a decent score is so important. ...read more

How to Pull the Plug on Cable

Posted On: September 21st, 2018
Have you ever thought about cutting cable? Not only can it be a great way to save money each month, but you might also be surprised to find you won’t miss it! We live in a world of ever-improving technology, which means there are plenty of options for viewing TV shows besides cable and satellite. In 2016, the average American household spent $1,236 a year on cable. That is a lot of money! ...read more

How to Start Working From Home

Posted On: September 14th, 2018
Working from home sounds amazing doesn’t it? You don’t have to worry about being late or what to wear. You have more flexibility than in a traditional office setting and it is a great way to supplement your income. It seems most people would love to work from home, but don’t know how to start. ...read more

8 Honey Recipes for National Honey Month

Posted On: September 12th, 2018
Get ready for some really sweet news. September is National Honey Month! The National Honey Board originated the idea in 1989 to promote beekeeping and using honey as a natural sweetener. Honey can be used in many more ways than just as a topping on toast or oatmeal (my favorite way to eat honey!). It is thought there are some health benefits to honey; some people claim it has helped with burns and infections. The World Health Organization as ...read more

Fall Gardening Tips

Posted On: September 7th, 2018
Most people don’t think of the fall season as a time for gardening, but it is! Before you get started planting, though, you need to know the hardiness zone for your area. In 2012, the USDA created the plant hardiness zone (see the map here ) to help gardeners determine which plants are most likely to thrive in a specific location. Ohio has three different hardiness zones. ...read more