1. Over the past few years, shopping local has become a rallying cry for those looking to bolster their own communities. People have discovered that when spending remains in the community, more money is circulated throughout the local economy, creating more businesses, more jobs, and more prosperity. Even though the “shop local” trend has caught on with […]
    Apr 14, 2018
    4 min read
  2. Spring has arrived and with that comes peak home buying season. It’s the busiest time for homebuyers, as people come out of their winter hibernation and start exploring what’s available on the market. Prices are climbing, inventory is moving quickly Since spring is such a magnet for interested homebuyers, competition is fierce. Inventory, or the […]
  3. How do certificates (CDs) grow? A well-planned CD strategy can be an effective savings tool. CDs can generate benefits and preserve wealth. Here are tips to make it work for you. Diversify You can diversify your CD portfolio just like your other investment portfolios, such as stocks. You can invest in multiple CDs with various terms. […]
    Mar 12, 2018
    2 min read
  4. It’s a clear, sunny, typical Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, as vendors set up their tents along 4th Avenue. The Street Fair doesn’t begin for another hour, so the crowds haven’t formed quite yet. A lanky man with long dreadlocks stands along the side of the scene, reciting a poem to himself. The words are rhythmic, […]
  5. The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds interest rate three times in 2017 from 1.00% to 1.50%, signaling an environment where some believe rates will continue to rise. This is potentially good news for investors who may feel uneasy with the volatility of the stock market. An investment in a Certificate (CD) can deliver liquidity, […]
    Mar 5, 2018
    2 min read
  6. Black History Month is upon us, and with that comes the call to recognize black excellence in our communities as well as all over the world. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting a sample of notable black leaders in Arizona who are helping the state to make strides towards better education, better financial […]
  7. Ask 10 people what they think a credit union is and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. The most common response is that a credit union is “like a bank, only smaller,” which would make any credit union evangelist cringe. In reality, credit unions aren’t necessarily smaller than banks (just ask Navy Federal Credit Union), […]
  8. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum became the craze of 2017. The value of Bitcoin grew by more than 1,200% last year, while lesser-known cryptocurrencies like Ripple jumped by 35,000% in 2017. Yes, you’re reading those numbers right. According to Reuters, this means if you invested $100 in Ripple at the beginning of 2017, your investment […]
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