8 Holiday Shopping Hacks to Help You Save Big This Season

Couple looking in window at store

Ready, set… charge! The holiday shopping season is here, and between inflated prices, the rising cost of gas and the urge to splurge this time of year, it can be harder than ever to stick to your budget. Here, we’ve listed eight holiday shopping hacks to help keep your spending under control while still finding the perfect gifts

Saving on Landscaping

Saving on Landscaping

For the green-thumbed homeowner, there are few things as pleasurable as running fingers through soft, moist earth, catching sight of the first flowering buds of spring and inhaling the scent of freshly cut grass.

Tending to a lawn and garden can get expensive. Between seeds, fertilizer and gardening supplies, costs can be high enough to take the pleasure out

Preparing Financially For A New Baby

Preparing Financially For A New Baby

Congratulations! You’ve just gotten the positive pregnancy test results and you’re breathless with excitement — and nerves. Or maybe you’re a few months along, and the mild panic is growing right along with the baby bump. Regardless, a baby means big changes, and some of those changes bring many new expenses. How will you pay for it all?

Whether you’re

Simple Steps to Start Saving

Simple Steps to Start Saving

Everyone knows how important it is to regularly put money into savings, but research shows that 25% of Americans have no emergency savings at all.

Don’t let this be you! If you’re ready to start saving, but you don’t know where to begin, Diamond Valley can help. Here are seven simple steps that can get you on the fast track to building your nest

6 Ways To Keep Your Finances Intact This Holiday Season

6 Ways To Keep Your Finances Intact This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to shop until you drop-or until you go broke. But you don’t have to overspend.

There’s no need to rack up a huge credit card bill or go into debt just to cover your holiday expenses. Enjoy a stress-free season by keeping your spending in check with these six tips:

1. Create a detailed list

5 Bills You Can Skip or Delay Now

5 Bills You Can Skip or Delay Now
1. Memberships you can’t use now. 


Life has changed for the foreseeable future. Year-long memberships or season passes you might have thought you’d regularly use are pretty much worthless now. Cancel or pause your monthly membership at the gym and ask for a refund on season passes you may have purchased for a sports team or

How To Save On Your First Set Of College Textbooks

How To Save On Your First Set Of College Textbooks

Purchasing every textbook you need for class can take a big bite out of your budget. We’re talking huge amounts here: According to the National Association of College Stores, the average college student spends upward of $80 on each new textbook and can sometimes drop as much as $175 on one volume.

How To Enjoy A Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

How To Enjoy A Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke
How To Enjoy A Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

It’s the season of gauzy canopies, lacy gowns and stiff penguin suits. That being the case, and with wedding invitations flooding your mailbox, you might already be booking your weekends with weddings through the end of August

6 Ways To Save On Summer Vacation

6 Ways To Save On Summer Vacation
6 Ways To Save On Summer Vacation
  • Time it right. Experts say the sweet spot for cheapest flight booking is 54 days before your travel date.
  • Clear your cache before every new flight search. This way, airlines can’t access your browser history and inflate the prices they

7 Ways To Save Money On Camping Costs

7 Ways To Save Money on Camping Costs
7 Ways To Save Money On Camping Costs

Q: I’m planning a camping trip for the summer, and I’d love to keep the trip as low-cost as possible. How can I cut down on camping costs? 

A: It’s great that you’re looking for ways to trim your vacation expenses. We can help! Read on

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