20 Feb

History of the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union

RMLEFCU History

Saying it was hard to get a loan in 1938 is a crude understatement. Denver police had little to offer in the way of collateral and their loan requests fell deaf on bankers’ ears. Coupled with the financial insecurity of the Great Depression, a way to promote financial security was needed.

Thankfully, three Denver Police officers, Ivan Eldher, Harold Dill and Roy Floyd led the charge for a credit union dedicated to law enforcement officers. The past seven decades has witnessed multiple moves, an expanded membership and a modernization of services – but what remains unchanged is our commitment to officers who keep Colorado communities safe.

Joining the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union was a right of passage occurring shortly after an officer’s swearing in. Newly minted police officers would receive a signature loan for $250 to help purchase necessary equipment. Flash forward to 2016 and we’re the 3rd Healthiest Credit Union in the entire country. While checking and savings accounts were the only offerings on the menu in 1938, we now offer a complete suite of financial products to over 12,000 members throughout Colorado. Read More

08 Feb

Most Romantic Restaurants in Denver

Romantic Restaurants in Denver ARE a Good Idea

If you’re of the mindset that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, designed so you spend money on candy hearts and tacky stuffed animals, fine. If you think you show your love the other 364 days of the year and don’t need to be told to be romantic on February 14th, we hear you. However, why not change your perspective and see Valentine’s Day, the week of Valentine’s Day, or the month of February as a way to support local restaurants, treat your loved one to a delicious meal, and create a memory to last – unlike the blood sugar spike of cheap boxed chocolates. Trust us, we know.

Below is a list of four most romantic restaurants in Denver. Each offers a healthy dose of ambiance, normal size portions, and a variety of meat heavy entrees. Have a restaurant you like to support? Tell us in the comments!

THE FORT
Address: 19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465
Phone: 303-697-4771
Website

The Fort is a replica of historic Bent’s Fort in southeastern Colorado, with its adobe walls, mesquite-wood open fireplaces and Western art and memorabilia. After dinner, stroll outside in the courtyard and view the lights of downtown Denver. The entrees include steak, buffalo, elk, and lamb along with several other types of wild game and frontier days cuisine.

 
VESTA
Address: 1822 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-296-1970
Website

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14 Dec

5 Cars to Keep You Driving Smoothly in the Snow

Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union is proud to partner with AutoTrek in their mission to help our members find EXACTLY the car they need or want. AutoTrek employees will do the legwork and research for you. They will even bring the car to your work or home for a test drive! Your weekend will remain a car shopping free zone while AutoTrek works their magic to bring your car to you! Right now AutoTrek has 5 vehicles on their lot for driving smoothly in the snow. Whether you have a large family, or are a solo driver, one of these cars will work for you!

BONUS: RMLEFCU will match up to $500* towards your down payment on any car purchased in December at AutoTrek!

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, $12,989, 121k miles

chevy-tahoe

2011 Toyota 4 Runner SR5, $21,989, 90k miles

toy4runner

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10 Aug

Save on Back to School Expenses

Although it’s not news to parents, back to school costs are nothing to sneeze at. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Back-to-School Spending Survey of 6,500 consumers, the average family with children in grades K-12 planned to spend $630.36 on clothes, electronics and school supplies this year. Regardless of whether you have overspent, underspent, or kept to a budget, we have a few back to school shopping tips for kindergarten through college graduation that you may be able to incorporate into your spending (or saving) repertoire.

Students in any grade or year – Shop out of season. Shopping post-season sales and clearance racks is a great way to build up you or your child’s wardrobe on a budget. Take inventory to determine exactly what pieces you or your kids will need for the upcoming year, and then organize your budget around what you still need to buy. Keep a look out for winter coats, boots, and jackets in late February, and summer clothing in late August. If you have one, shop where your Student ID gives you a discount.

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15 Jun

Get Creative when Searching for College Scholarships

If you will be attending college or university in the Fall of 2016, this article is for you. Beyond applying for financial aid and dipping into your savings account to pay for college, carve out time for searching for college scholarships. Find scholarships nationwide, statewide or even locally using creative means. Scholarships and grants are used synonymously, but the semantics are unimportant – it’s free money that you do not have to pay back – EVER.

  1. High School

Ask your school’s guidance counselor for college scholarship materials. It’s hard to believe that in 2016 certain things exist offline only. But consider these kind of scholarships to have two benefits. First the applicant pool will be small since someone would have to go directly to their guidance counselor and secondly, hardcopy requirements will at least discourage some applicants who feel it is not worth the time if they can apply for another scholarship online.

2.  Employers and community groups

Begin with larger employers, community organizations, and civic organizations. Examples include the Lions Club (find your local chapter or ask a guidance counselor), Rotary, Kiwanis, or Knights of Columbus.

  1. State Scholarships

The above link is for Colorado based scholarships. In addition, your statewide Rocky Mountain Federal Law Enforcement Credit Union offers four William Threlkheld scholarships each year to deserving members. The scholarship is named after the retired Division Chief of the Denver Police Department who passed away on 11/8/11. Requirements include having a 3.0 GPA or higher, being involved in your community and having the potential to succeed at the college level. Apply here.

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24 May

RMLEFCU National Police Week Recap

National Police Week

In celebration of National Police Week, we hosted three open house events at our newly renovated branches. Each event was well attended by RMLEFCU members, their families, friends, and others involved in law enforcement. Entertainment at all the open houses included live music, a photo booth, catering, beverages, and giveaways.

Throughout National Police Week we participated in law enforcement related events around the Denver area. In addition to the events we hosted, our staff gave away swag at our branches during the week in appreciation of our membership and their commitment to law enforcement.

We are very proud to show off the renovations to our valued members. By redesigning our branches and investing in new technology, we have enhanced the member experience. These major physical changes reinforce the fact that our credit union is rock solid thanks to our loyal membership and dedicated leadership team.

View Images from the Photo Booth!