Savings Strategies for the New Year

Savings Strategies for the New Year

It’s a new year, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to increase your savings. Fortunately, as a member of Diamond Valley, you have so many fabulous ways to save! Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can save so you can make wise decisions about your savings goals and strategies this year.

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7 Ways to Cut Back on Amazon Spending

7 Ways to Cut Back on Amazon Spending

Are you constantly blowing your budget on Amazon purchases? It’s just so easy to spend money on Amazon! You can find millions of products, and with the “Buy Now” tab so tantalizingly close, it takes mere seconds to start yet another random item winging its way to your doorstep as your checking account grows just a tad lighter. Short

8 Super-Scary Halloween Hacks to Save You Money

8 Super-Scary Halloween Hacks to Save You Money

It’s that time of year again, when jack-o’-lanterns leer into the dark night and cobwebby skeletons hang from every bush. Halloween is great fun for kids and kids-at-heart. But, if you’re the one left paying for all those costumes, decor and candy, you may find the only scare you’re getting from Halloween

Travel Hacks - 6 Ways to Save on Vacation Food Costs

Travel Hacks - 6 Ways to Save on Vacation Food Costs

When you’re traveling on a budget, food expenses can quickly destroy all your carefully planned savings. From trying out the best local restaurants to splurging on snacks and drinks on the road, food costs while on vacation add up and can take a big bite out of your budget. Lucky for you, though, paying

How Can I Save Money at the Mall?

How Can I Save Money at the Mall?

Q: I’m a shopaholic, and my budget is suffering. I especially find that I spend more money than I’d planned when I go to the mall. How can I save money at the mall?

A: Malls (and all stores) are designed to make the shopper think less and spend more. The good news is, you

How Can I Beat Inflation and Save on Back-to-School Shopping?

How Can I Beat Inflation and Save on Back-to-School Shopping?

Q: With prices soaring and expenses mounting, I’m worried that back-to-school shopping will kill my budget and push me into debt. How can I beat inflation and save on back-to-school shopping?

A: While you may need to

Travel Hacks - Save on Transportation Costs on Vacation

Travel Hacks - Save on Transportation Costs on Vacation

Vacationing with a prepared spending plan on hand is one of the best ways to have your fun, and your financial wellness, too. However, transportation costs can take a big bite out of a vacation budget. The good news is, there are loads of tricks and hacks you can use to bring those costs down. Here’s how to save

Your Complete Guide to a Spend-Free Summer Weekend

Your Complete Guide to a Spend-Free Summer Weekend

Between flip-flops and baseball, beach days and the Fourth of July, there’s so much to love about summer! Unfortunately, though, the warmest season of the year can be incredibly expensive. Family activities, higher utility bills and steep fuel prices are just some of the ways summer can get pricey. A great way to combat

Travel Hacks - 10 Ways to Save on Hotel Stays

Travel Hacks: 10 Ways to Save on Hotel Stays

Hotel stays can take a big bite out of your vacation budget, but there are ways to cut back. With some wise planning and responsible choices, you can spend less on your hotel stay without compromising on your comfort, leaving more room in your vacation budget for other expenses. Here are 10 ways to save on hotel stays. 

Travel Hacks - How to Choose a Vacation Destination for Less

Travel Hacks: How to Choose a Vacation Destination for Less

Planning and enjoying a dream vacation without taking out a second mortgage may seem out of reach, but it is possible. One of the best ways to bring down vacation costs without compromising on the fun factor is to choose a vacation destination smartly. Here’s how to find a budget-friendly

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