How to Save Big Bucks by Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

How to Save Big Bucks by Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

Did you know that choosing to bring your own lunch to work each day can save up to $3,000 a year? Each takeout lunch can easily cost $12 more than a homemade meal. If you’d put that money into an index fund and contribute to it for 25 years, you can save $500,000! 

Last-Minute Tax Tips to Know Before You File

Last-Minute Tax Tips to Know Before You File

The big day is drawing near, and if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to file your tax return! Before you file, though, it’s a good idea to review your return to ensure you haven’t made any mistakes or forgotten any deductions or credits you’re eligible to claim. Below, we’ve compiled a list of last-minute tax tips to know before

How to Boost Your Productivity at Work

How to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Everyone wants to do their best at work, but you can sometimes find yourself staring at the same to-do list day after day after day. 
Here’s how to keep your productivity levels up at work.

 
Start your day with the MITs

Make sure to get your most crucial tasks done by separating the MITs (most

10 Tips for ATM Safety

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With shorter days approaching, bringing more hours of darkness along with them, it’s more important than ever to brush up on ATM safety. Using a compromised machine can mean risking identity theft and/or having cash stolen. With this simple machine, all it takes is a few short minutes for a victim’s life to be completely ruined. 

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6 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

6 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

An excellent credit score is the ultimate goal of the financially responsible consumer. Those three magic digits tell a story of accountability, good financial sense, and the ability to spend mindfully. A great credit score also unlocks doors for large, affordable loans; employment opportunities, and more.
Its significance notwithstanding, achieving and

How Do I Choose the Right Investments for Me?

How Do I Choose the Right Investments for Me?

Q: I’m ready to invest in my future, but I need some help getting started. How do I choose the investments that are right for me?

A: Investing your funds is a great way to grow your money and secure your financial future; however, choosing a first investment

Tips for Empty Nesters Downsizing

Tips for Empty Nesters Downsizing

Quiet. Calm. Clean.
And empty.
These are just a few of the adjectives that may come to mind when you return home after your youngest child leaves the nest. It’s the beginning of a new stage in life and your home may feel completely different.
No longer are you constantly kicking aside stray sneakers and picking up a trail of school papers. No

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

Save Money When Shopping Online

Save Money When Shopping Online

With tens of thousands of people still out of work and the economy still limping toward a recovery, wise spending remains important. And with huge parts of life still happening on your screen, for many, this means saving on online shopping.

Here are some tips for saving money when shopping online:

 

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4 Apps to Download this Holiday Season

5 Apps to Download this Holiday Season
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With the holidays coming, there’s so much to do! Keep it all

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