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,

Buying A Home In The Winter

Buying A Home In The Winter
Buying A Home In The Winter

Q: I’m ready to buy a new home and I’d rather not wait until spring. What do I need to know about buying a house during the winter?  

A: Spring and summer are, by far, the most popular seasons for house-hunting. But, that shouldn’t stop

Category: Home Ownership

7 Steps Towards Purchasing An Auto Insurance Policy

7 Steps Towards Purchasing An Auto Insurance Policy
7 Steps Towards Purchasing An Auto Insurance Policy

Are you in the market for a new auto insurance policy? Look no further than Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union! We’ll help you get the maximum protection for your investment at the best possible price. 

Read on for

Tags: Auto, insurance, tips

5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget
5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

It’s your first spring break and you’re totally psyched! But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips. 

Check your school for discounts and help

7 Ways To De-Stress For Less!

7 Ways To De-Stress For Less!
7 Ways To De-Stress For Less!

Winter doldrums got you down? The empty calendar making you feel blue? Don’t pull out your wallet for some “retail therapy” just yet! 

Right now is the time of year when the blues hit the hardest, so many people turn to their favorite foods, a round of shopping or some other costly means of escape. However

Category: Financial Wellness
Tags: Destress, ideas, tips, list

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
  1. Faulty Math – A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS.
  2. Name Changes and Misspellings – If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know.
  3. Omitting
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The Ultimate Guide To Your First Apartment

The Ultimate Guide To Your First Apartment
The Ultimate Guide To Your First Apartment

If you’re in the market for your first apartment, you may be feeling a little lost—and more than a little overwhelmed. How do you get started? What should you be looking for in an apartment? How do you check out a building? 

So many questions, and we’ve got answers!

Category: Budgeting
Tags: apartment, tips

4 Steps To Credit Repair

Consumers are sometimes faced with taking steps to repair tarnished credit. Here are four steps to help make that happen.

Step #1: Determine your score – You’re entitled to an annual credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. Order yours at 

Don't Be A Victim of a Social Security Scam

Don't Be A Victim of a Social Security Scam
Don't Be A Victim of a Social Security Scam

Any of the hundreds of scams around today can make you feel like we live in a world gone mad. How cruel can someone be to con a poor victim out of thousands of dollars?

But one of the most heartless scams making the rounds is the one targeting the elderly who

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