What To Buy And What To Skip on Memorial Day

What To Buy And What To Skip on Memorial Day
What To Buy And What To Skip on Memorial Day

Since 1971, Memorial Day has been celebrated as an extended weekend away from work–and the unofficial start of summer. It’s time to get that grill going, dust off your patio set, and break out the white jeans you’ve had stashed away all winter. 

More recently,

Beware Tech Support Scams

Beware Tech Support Scams
Beware Tech Support Scams

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! That’s because the FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot. 

In a recent widespread scam, a company that called itself Elite IT Partners, Inc., purchased keywords on Google so they showed up in

9 Steps To Buying Your First Car

9 Steps To Buying Your First Car
9 Steps To Buying Your First Car

Congrats—you’re ready to purchase your first real car! 

The process can be daunting, but Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union will walk you through it. Follow our guidelines for a stress-free ride! 

1. Determine if you really need a car 

OK, you weren’t expecting this,

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5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances
5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

Q: Spring is here! I’ve cleaned out my house and now I’m ready to take on my finances. I’d love to give them a thorough cleaning, too. Where do I start? 

A: It’s wonderful that you’ve decided to clean up

Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring Cleaning Hacks
Spring Cleaning Hacks

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming—and your cluttered closets are calling. Time to roll up your sleeves and whip your home into shape. And yes, this means you! It’s been a long winter and you’ve let the clutter grow, all over your garage, across your basement and up into your attic crawl space. And your

8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam
8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

If you’re in the market for a new job, or you’re looking for extra part-time work, be careful. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a surge in employment scams of every kind. Victims might have their accounts emptied, their identities stolen, or they may even find themselves facing jail time for money laundering

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7 Signs You're Living Beyond Your Means

7 Signs You're Living Beyond Your Means
7 Signs You're Living Beyond Your Means

In the age of plastic spending and mobile payments, it’s easier than ever to buy stuff you can’t pay for right away while supporting a lifestyle you can’t really afford. 

Let’s take a look at seven red flags that might mean you’re living beyond your means and the steps

Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?

Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?
Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?

Q: I love browsing my local dollar store, but I often end up spending more than I planned or regretting my purchases. Are dollar stores worth the price?

A: Dollar stores can be tremendous spending traps, but they can also  be a great way to

A Guide To Opening Your First Credit Card

A Guide To Opening Your First Credit Card
A Guide To Opening Your First Credit Card

Opening your first credit card is one of the rites of passage into genuine adulthood, but with so much conflicting information, it can all get confusing fast! 

Let Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union walk you through the process to help you build a strong credit score and

5 Ways To Avoid Credit Card Fraud

5 Ways To Avoid Credit Card Fraud
5 Ways To Avoid Credit Card Fraud
  1. Keep your credit cards safe. Store your cards in a secure wallet or purse. After making a purchase, immediately return your card to that place.
  2. Don’t allow websites to “remember” your card number. Only let secure payment portals, like

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