Beware of Mortgage Fraud

Beware of Mortgage Fraud

Preparing to purchase your dream home is super-exciting. That’s partly because you’re choosing a property that may be your home for the next few decades – or more! 

It’s also a time that’s jam-packed with activity and arrangements. In between looking at houses, you’re going to be consulting with your realtor, working with the credit union, tying up loose ends in your current home,

Category: Financial Wellness
Tags: mortgage, scams

Should I Be Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates?

Should I Be Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates?

On June 13th, the Federal Funds Target rate was officially raised by .25%. This increase marks the second time interest rates were raised in 2018 and experts expect another two increases this year. 

The rate increase was prompted by optimistic feelings about the general state of the economy. The Fed pronounced the economy to be rising at a “solid rate” and

Category: Financial Wellness

Back-To-School Shopping Hacks

Back-To-School Shopping Hacks

You may be deep into your summer routine of lazy afternoons at the beach, family day trips and bedtimes postponed in favor of firefly-chasing, but back-to-school season is already in full swing. And, any way you slice it, it’s going to be expensive! Between new backpacks, textbooks, a long list of supplies and a fresh autumn wardrobe, most parents are looking at a bill of close to $700 for

Don't Get Caught In A "Free" Trial Scam

Don't Get Caught In A 'Free' Trial Scam

You know what they say: “If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” And yet, dozens of people fall for scams that promise them the moon — and they don’t realize they’ve been played until it’s too late.  

Because of this truism, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of an uptick in free trial scams. The scams come in several shapes and sizes, but most will

Tags: Free trial, scams

5 Apps To Download This Back To School Season

5 Apps To Download This Back To School Season

Back-to-school season can be exhausting — and expensive! Take the hassle and the hefty price tags out of this year’s school shopping by downloading these 5 apps. Who knows? Maybe school shopping can be fun again!

 

Saving Money While Vacationing Abroad

Saving Money While Vacationing Abroad

Exploring foreign shores and dining on exotic fare is the stuff that dream vacations are made of. Here’s how to get the most for your money while vacationing overseas. 

Use credit cards 

  • Let your credit card company know about your travels.
  • If you don’t have a chip-enabled card, carry your passport with you. Many

Attraction-Finding Apps

Attraction-Finding Apps

Are you ready to have a rocking summer? Check out our list of attraction-finding apps so you can hit every hotspot in your hometown, or near your vacation destination. Go beyond Google Maps this summer, and experience the time of your life! 

Category: Vacation

What Can I Do About Robocalls?

What Can I Do About Robocalls?

Are you sick of grabbing your ringing phone five times a day only to find yet another robocaller on the other end?

If robocalls are getting to you, you’re not alone. Those super-annoying automatic calls have recently exploded, and it’s enough to make anyone go bonkers. More than 30 billion robocalls were made in the United States in 2017, and the Federal Trade Commission answered a

8 Steps To An Energy Smart Home

Category: Budgeting

2018 Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship Winners

Every year we select 7 outstanding High School seniors to receive $1000 scholarship to help cover their college tuition! We are very proud to announce this year's recipients. 


Category: Credit Union News

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