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.

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, credit card number, or other identifying data to commit fraud or other crimes. In this electronic age, it has become an all-too-common danger. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take to substantially reduce the chance of identity theft occurring and steps you can take to minimize damage if you do become a victim. This 5-page program - with an optional quiz to ensure understanding - covers the basics of identity theft, including:

  • Common Practices of Identity Thieves
  • Preventing Identity Theft
  • How To Recover
  • Federal Laws
  • Helpful Resources

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