Welcome to Diamond Credit Union's Out & About and Newsworthy section. Here you will find the latest articles, announcements, and press releases, as well as insights, useful information, resources, tips and guides on financial matters which individuals, students, families, and businesses encounter.

 

Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market: How to Approach Each as a Homebuyer

When you start your home buying journey, it’s important to know if you’re buying in a buyer’s market or seller’s market. Understanding how to approach each market can help you set realistic expectations and make the home buying process go smoothly. What is a Buyer’s Market? Real estate is operating in a buyer’s market when … Continue Reading

Diamond Named Among Top 50 Businesses in Greater Reading

Diamond Credit Union was honored as a Top 50 Business in Greater Reading on May 31. The award was presented at the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s annual awards dinner. 2018 marks the 11th consecutive year Diamond has been on the list. Diamond Credit Union board members and staff pose with the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s award … Continue Reading

14 Identity Protection Tips for Travelers

As the weather warms up, you’re probably thinking about your next fun adventure. When you vacation, identity protection tips may be the last thing you want to think about. But that’s just what criminals count on. Did you know? 16.7 million people became victims of identity theft last year. Two out of five travelers admit … Continue Reading

Evaluating Professional Advice: 11 Questions to Answer Before You Commit

Obtaining and evaluating professional advice is a significant step and should not be approached lightly. As with investors and their objectives and constraints, professional advisors also differ in their philosophy, processes, services, education, experience, and their ability to add value.   Professional advisors work in many fields and hold various titles, such as investment advisor, … Continue Reading

Diamond Accepts People’s Choice Award for the 11th Time

Pottstown, Pa. – Diamond Credit Union recently accepted the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Who’s Who in Business as Berks County’s Leading Credit Union.  The award was given by Berks County Living magazine.  This is the 11th time Diamond has been honored with this award. People’s Choice Who’s Who in Business is a statistically accurate survey … Continue Reading

Charity Golf Invitational Raises Record Total to Fight Cancer

The 14th Annual Diamond Credit Union Charity Golf Invitational raised $37,000 on Friday May 11, 2018 at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood, Pa. The tournament benefited the American Cancer Society. The donation to the American Cancer Society was a Diamond tournament record and brings the credit union’s lifetime donation to $371,401 for the event.  Since … Continue Reading

Separate Your Personal and Business Expenses – With One Exception

As a business owner, a piece of advice you’ll hear again and again from financial experts is to separate your personal and business expenses and finances. Dedicated business checking accounts and credit cards make record keeping easier and can be a life-saver when filing your taxes. Dedicated business accounts also go a long way in … Continue Reading

The Process of Buying a New Home

We’ll be continuing our series of Coffee House Talks within the next few weeks by discussing The Process of Buying a New Home. Join area experts, including Paul Yacobowsky of Diamond Credit Union, for coffee and casual conversation about the steps you’ll take during your home buying journey. Being an informed buyer is the first … Continue Reading

You and Your Investment Representative: A Relationship of Trust

Perhaps your doctor, lawyer, and accountant are trusted advisors. Through years of working with them, they have come to know your family and your particular needs. How about your investment representative? Have you built the same kind of trusting relationship with him or her? Your investment representative could be a resource to tap for financial … Continue Reading

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage — Yes or No?

As you pay your mortgage bill each month, do you find yourself wondering if you could be paying less? If so, this may be the push you need to refinance your mortgage and start feeling confident that your mortgage is the best choice for you. The Advantages of Refinancing When you refinance your home, there … Continue Reading

The views, opinions, and ideas articulated in this blog are just that, and should not be construed as financial or legal advice. The writers of these blogs are educated on the topics they are writing about, but they are in no way licensed financial advisors or registered investment advisors. Diamond Credit Union is not responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of the information they read in one of our blogs.