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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06 Feb

HELOC the Heck out of Your Home Remodel

If you are considering a home equity line of credit, or HELOC loan, to make home repairs and remodels, you are in good company. Year after year, home improvement is the #1 way homeowners use their home equity line of credit. Don’t know what a HELOC is? Watch this quick video and continue reading below.

Since a HELOC’s collateral is the equity in your home, it makes sense to put the money back into what is usually your most valuable asset.

If you live in the Denver metro area, your home value has risen, giving you a larger cushion of equity to use your HELOC for home remodeling. As a result, when you make your home more attractive to potential buyers, the payoff will be well worth the investment when you sell.

Even if you are not planning to sell for a while, you get to enjoy the value add to you and your family’s daily life from these improvements.

Which rooms and improvements deserve your attention? Thankfully, Remodeling Magazine creates an annual report revealing the costs of executing 29 remodeling projects in 99 markets nationwide as well as real estate pros’ views of how much those projects will increase a home’s value at resale. Results below are specific to Denver for 2017. Read More