1. The holiday season is well underway and tax season won’t be far behind. We’re focused on helping our Members save money and maximize earnings. So, we compiled a list of resources that may be helpful as you prepare to file your taxes. Some of these are unique to Arizona while others apply to the broader […]
    Dec 20, 2019
    4 min read
  2. Have you ever experienced that moment when you’re at dinner with a group, and the waiter brings the check? You start asking questions … Who accepts the check? Who pays it? Do I have enough cash and coins to pay for my meal? Should we ask to split it and risk making the waiter’s life […]
    3 min read
  3. As our world becomes more connected, the threat of cybercrime continues to grow, making it one of the largest looming threats for businesses and individuals.  According to , 23% of Americans reported being a victim of cybercrime or having a family member who was a victim. Meanwhile, found that cybercriminals targeted small businesses 43% of […]
    Dec 17, 2019
    4 min read
  4. When we ask people what they think the difference is between a bank and a credit union, we often hear answers like, “It’s like a bank, only smaller,” or, “Credit unions only accept certain people,” as if they are some kind of exclusive club. Sure, many credit unions do exist to serve specific professions or groups, like labor unions, government […]
    Oct 18, 2019
    2 min read
  5. On a new Thrive Arizona, Host Zach Yentzer chats with Dre Voelkel, director of TENWEST Festival, an annual ten-day innovation festival focused on solving the economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing Tucson. For more about TENWEST, visit their website at Thrive Tucson is a conversation series with the innovative and fascinating entrepreneurs that make […]
    Oct 4, 2019
    1 min read
  6. Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15th through October 15th. We are delighted to celebrate the contributions and culture that members of the Hispanic community bring to Arizona. History of Hispanic Heritage Month President Lyndon B. Johnson instituted Hispanic Heritage Month in 1968 to celebrate the rich culture and contributions of Americans whose roots trace back […]
  7. People who develop a savings plan are twice as successful at saving as those who don’t. There are tons of ways to save for those working with any budget. Here are some ways that you can begin to develop a savings plan that’s right for you. Save automatically Most financial institutions (Vantage West included) offer […]
    Sep 12, 2019
    3 min read
Disclosures

1 This is an example of a mathematical concept. The assumed 8 percent return is hypothetical.