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

Tags: Auto, loans, car, vehicle

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

Tags: spring, cleaning, Budget, finances

1 Easy Way to Save for Your Dream Car

1 Easy Way to Save for Your Dream Car
1 Easy Way to Save for Your Dream Car

Whether it’s a lean and mean Camaro, an edgy BMW or a vintage roadster — the path to purchasing the car of your dreams lies just ahead.

It’s common knowledge that car costs continue to rise. In January 2018, average auto prices climbed 4 percent and the

Category: Budgeting
Tags: Savings, save to win, Auto, down payment

Mortgagese 101: A Guide to Mortgage Terminology & Jargon

Mortgagese 101: A Guide to Mortgage Terminology & Jargon
Mortgagese 101: A Guide to Mortgage Terminology
Category: Home Ownership
Tags: mortgage, terms, home, home buying, buying

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

Tags: cleaning, organizing, spring, hacks

Join Us For Our 58th Annual Meeting!

Join Us For Our 58th Annual Meeting!
Join Us For Our 58th Annual Meeting!

DIAMOND VALLEY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 

58TH ANNUAL MEETING!

April 27th, 2019

Category: Credit Union News
Tags: Annual Meeting, 2019, Invitation

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

Tags: job, scam, alert

To Refi or Not to Refi? That is the question

To Refi or Not to Refi? That is the question
To Refi or Not to Refi? That is the question

Every time the mortgage rates drop, it’s tempting to make a call to your credit union to see what kind of a deal you can get to refinance your home. Before you make that call, take a moment to learn why

Category: Home Ownership
Tags: refinance, mortgages, mortgage

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

Tags: budgeting, valuecheck

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

Tags: question, dollar store, bargain, shopping

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