BALANCE Financial Fitness is a program paid for by Redwood Credit Union to provide our Members free access to tools and tips for better money management. Whether you're interested in creating a budget, developing a workable spending plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, Redwood Credit Union, and our trusted partner BALANCE, are here to help.

BALANCE is a confidential financial education and counseling service committed to helping individuals and families nationwide take control of their finances and reach their goals. On the BALANCE website, you’ll find information about what they do, who they are and how they can help you master your money. To speak with a BALANCE representative call 1 (888) 456-2227, toll free.

While shopping for a vehicle is exciting, it can also be complicated and time-consuming. There are many questions that have to be answered. What features do you need and want? Should you buy new or used? Or should you lease? How much can you afford to spend? Should you get a loan from the dealership or your financial institution?

A car is an expensive purchase, one that cannot be returned simply because you feel you made a mistake. This 5-page program - with an optional quiz to ensure understanding - will cover the basic information you need to know to make the best decisions and drive away happy, including:

  • Car Shopping Considerations
  • Should You Buy New or Used or Lease?
  • Your Credit Score and Financing
  • Getting the Best Price
  • Your Legal Rights

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