Teaching Kids How to Save Money: An Age-by-Age Guide

Teaching kids how to save money is difficult, especially when there are so many temptations to buy everything they lay eyes on. If you can find a way to encourage your children to save and have fun doing it, it will benefit them tremendously in the long run, especially when it comes time to save … Continue Reading

Buying Your First Car? Know These 5 Things First

The pure excitement of buying your first car is right up there with receiving a college acceptance letter or your first job offer. Holding the keys to your new (or new to you) car is like a right-of-passage into adulthood. This purchase gives you a level of financial responsibility that can be nerve-racking and invigorating … Continue Reading

Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Diamond Credit Union Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarship recognizes students who give back to their local community through volunteerism, teamwork, and spreading goodwill. Diamond provided the criteria for the scholarship to leaders from five schools that are in close proximity to our five locations. School officials used the criteria to determine who best fulfilled … Continue Reading

On the Road to Success: First Job Money Questions to Ask

Congratulations! You’ve graduated! Now to land that first job on your road to success! This milestone is certainly a positive game changer in your life, meaning you now have a cash flow, as well as responsibilities. However, there are a lot of decisions and financial organizing that needs to be done as a result of your … Continue Reading

What Information Should I Bring to the First Meeting With a Financial Planner?

You have made an important step in achieving financial success! You finally made an appointment with a financial planner. But don’t ruin your savvy streak by fumbling through this valuable time with an expert. Make sure you get the most out of your appointment by coming prepared with all the pertinent information needed for analyzing, … Continue Reading

What to Expect When You Deposit Money and Other Common Account Questions

You’ve been waiting for this day all week. You found a fantastic weekend getaway at a killer promotional price, and the deadline to book is today. Luckily, it’s also payday! You grab your debit card and get ready to book your weekend getaway. But a quick look at your checking account online shows that your … Continue Reading

Financial Aid Application: What You Need to Know

Starting or returning to college is an exciting experience that can quickly become daunting with all the paperwork that needs to be completed for registration, housing, parking and student loans. When it comes to educational expenses, students become overwhelmed with the amount of information they need to provide in order to apply for aid. Streamline … Continue Reading

4 Successful Retirement Options Beyond a 401(k)

An employee-sponsored 401(k) is one of the most popular retirement planning options for American workers. Eighty percent of full-time workers have access to an employer-sponsored 401(k), or similar contribution plan, and 80% of those eligible workers participate in a plan. As of 2012, 52 million American workers have an active 401(k). But what if you … Continue Reading

Financial Resolutions for a Brand New Year (Or Any Day!)

As we move into the start of a new year, we often give pause and think about our goals and resolutions. In 2015, a Fidelity Investments survey found that 31% of respondents were making financial resolutions, and their top three goals were saving more, reducing debt and spending less. Many resolutions fail within a few … Continue Reading

No insurance = no problems. Think again!

It’s easy to put insurance on the back-burner. You know it’s something you need eventually, but right now there seem to be so many other pressing issues to focus your attention and money on. So you add it to your financial to-do list and promise yourself you’ll get to it later this month, in a … Continue Reading

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