Are You Guilty of these Money Mistakes?

Whether it’s being swayed into opening a retailer’s credit card, not planning for retirement early in your career, or not teaching your children some basic financial skills, we’re all guilty of making a few money mistakes along the way. To prove that financial miscues really can happen to everyone, we asked our staff at Diamond … Continue Reading

Get to Know Your Credit Score!

Almost all of the advice we give our members about obtaining a loan starts with the same first step: Know your credit score! Whether you’re buying a new home, applying for a credit card, or even applying for an insurance policy, your credit score is going to play a big role in the approval process. … Continue Reading

10 Tips for Getting the Best Auto Financing Deal

Are you in the market for a new car? Do you need more space to accommodate a growing family? Are you looking to cut down on fuel consumption and get more miles per gallon? Or, do you just want to splurge on something flashy and fun? Buying and financing your new vehicle doesn’t need to … Continue Reading

Do You Know the Differences Between Debit and Credit Cards?

You pile your purchases onto the check-out lane and as you watch the total rise, you pull out your wallet. Then the question comes, “Should I use my debit or credit card?” You probably have a preference and routinely pull out the same card for every purchase. But, did you ever stop to think about … Continue Reading

Tips for Teaching Kids about Money

“Mommy, I want that!” “I NEED to get these. EVERYBODY has them.” “Can I borrow $20?” As your child grows, the way of asking may change, but the question remains the same. Teaching kids about money and how to be financially responsible can be tricky for parents, but the financial lessons that you instill now … Continue Reading

Financial Control Provided Through Modern Banking Options

Did you ever stop to think…as you quickly pocket $40 from the ATM, check your balance on your cell phone or pay a bill from your computer, how different life is with the financial conveniences we have today? It wasn’t that long ago when all banking transactions had to be done right at the branch, … Continue Reading

Get the scoop on Health Savings Accounts

Are you covered by a high-deductible plan? Then you may be eligible for a Health Savings Account (HSA). HSAs were created in 2003 to respond to an overwhelming need for tax-preferred savings plans that will help people plan for and afford medical expenses. What is an HSA? A Health Savings Account (HSA) is not unlike … Continue Reading

Do You Really Know Credit Unions? Get The Facts from Diamond Credit Union!

Credit unions continue to enjoy growth in their membership numbers, which now total over 102 million members nationwide. People are turning to credit unions as an option for their financial needs because they are drawn to the sense of community and numerous financial benefits. But there are still some misconceptions about credit unions and Diamond Credit … Continue Reading

Protect Your Finances to have the Best Vacation

The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and the stores have all switched out displays of coats and gloves with bathing suits and sunglasses. It can only mean one thing… it’s time for summer vacation. Whether you’re planning a few fun staycations at home, a long weekend close by, or a week out of … Continue Reading

Merging Finances after Marriage: 4 Discussions to Have

Getting married is an exciting milestone in your life. Setting up a new household, combining your music collection, finally getting rid of his college futon that you’ve always secretly hated! Maybe less exciting is the matter of sitting down to talk money and merging your finances after marriage. Before the ceremony or honeymoon even start … Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5
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.