Price Checking Apps

Price Checking Apps

Do you often dawdle over items on a store shelf because you’re wondering if you can get a select product cheaper somewhere else? Stop guessing and start being a smarter shopper with a price-comparison app. You’ll get a list of prices for the same product at other retailers so you’ll instantly know if you’re getting a good deal or not.

Once again, we’ve done the research for you.

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Q: Help! I know I need to prepare my home for the upcoming cold weather, but I don’t know where to start. What do I need to do?


A: As soon as you see the seasonal aisles at your favorite superstores filling with Halloween paraphernalia, you know “Old Man Winter” will be creeping up on us before you can say “Boo!”
This year, be

Category: Home Ownership

Fake Check Scams On The Rise

Fake Check Scams On The Rise

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams across the country. While these scams are not new, their occurrence rate has doubled over the last three years and is up 12% from 2017. 

The BBB further announced that billions of dollars in fake checks circulate each year, and that the number of victims this

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7 Halloween Hacks You Don't Want To Miss

7 Halloween Hacks You Don't Want To Miss

Halloween is coming – and so is the fun! Everyone wants to win the prize for creepiest costume and the most frightening yard décor in the neighborhood.

But all that spookiness comes with a scary price tag. The average American will spend $169 on Halloween costs this year. And, if that’s not enough to terrify you, consider this: Most people spend close to $70 just on their

Category: Budgeting

Do I Still Need A Landline?

Do I Still Need A Landline?

Q: My landline barely gets any use. Every family member has their own cellphone and it feels like I’m throwing out money each month when I pay the bill. Should I get rid of my landline? 

A: Phone lines that need to be plugged into the wall are quite outdated. And, if you’re feeling like your landline has gotta go, you’re not alone. In fact, the

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Mobi Money

MobiMoney is the only app for Diamond Valley members that gives them full

Category: Credit Union News

Credit Card Fraud In Fives

Credit Card Fraud In Fives

No one wants to be the victim of credit fraud. Aside from the stolen money you may never recover, victims of fraud can be faced with an enormous hassle. That hassle involves the closing of accounts, putting a fraud alert on your credit and a huge ding on your credit history, which can be difficult to fix. 

Whodunnit? When we’re talking about credit card fraud, everyone’s

Why Does My Mortgage Lender Need So Much Information?

Why Does My Mortgage Lender Need So Much Information?

Q: I’m applying for a mortgage through my credit union and I’m a bit surprised at the amount of information they’re asking for to process my loan. Why do they need to know so much about me to grant me a home loan? 

 

A: Exhaustive research into the financial, personal and

Category: Home Ownership

8 Reasons To Create A Monthly Budget

8 Reasons To Create A Monthly Budget

Not sure what you’ll gain by budgeting? Here’s a list of the benefits.

  • You’ll spend less.
  • You’ll have more freedom by knowing exactly how much you have to spend.
  • You won’t neglect any fixed expenses because you’ll have money set aside for them.
  • You’ll skip more impulse purchases.
  • You’ll have more money to put into savings when this

6 Times A Bargain Is Not A Bargain

6 Times A Bargain Is Not A Bargain

In the words of writer Franklin Jones, “A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.” And we couldn’t agree more. 

With the biggest spending season of the year looming ahead, it’s time to brush up on your shopping smarts. Don’t get caught springing for something you can’t afford! This year, give yourself the gift of an intact budget and a credit card

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